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PSAC North Regional Council

Our structure

The PSAC North Regional Council is our highest decision-making body that brings together duly elected or appointed representatives from all three territories.

The Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP North) chairs the Regional Council and is the political voice for the PSAC in the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.

PSAC North is also composed of (3) Area Councils, one for each territory and (3) Territorial Directors.

Committees are also an important part of our structure. There are 8 committees in each territory:  Indigenous Peoples, Access, Pride, Women's, Racially Visible, Health & Safety, Youth and the Regional Alliance Facilitators Network.

The North Regional Council is composed of the chairs of each committee in the North. All positions on the North Regional Council are elected from among the membership. The Regional Executive Vice President is a full-time paid position. All other members of the council work in jobs represented by the union and serve the union as volunteers. In addition to chairing the North Regional Council, the REVP represents the North on the Alliance Executive Committee, the body that runs the union nationally.

The Regional Councils meets at least three times a year to strategize on issues that affect PSAC members in the North.

PSAC North's Regional Council's role, as defined in the PSAC North By-Laws, is to:

  • Manage the business of PSAC North between its Triennial Conventions; and
  • Establish regulations to guide the operations of PSAC North.

Read the Bylaws in this section of the website that govern Regional Council.

PSAC North Regional Committees help to guide our union and protect the interests of our members. Many of today’s leaders developed their skills, abilities and talents on a committee. They not only educated themselves but became an invaluable resource to local members, components and PSAC National.

If you are passionate about one (or more!) of the issues that our regional committees focus on, you will find a warm welcome awaits you. Activists are the heart of our union – of any union – and your involvement will help ensure that our union and the labour movement continue to thrive.

Contact your PSAC Regional Office and let them know that you want to get involved.

Mission, Vision and Values Statements 

PSAC North Regional Council Meeting Minutes 2019

PSAC North Regional Council Meeting Minutes 2018

PSAC North Regional Council Summary Report 2019 

PSAC North Regional Council Summary Report 2018

 

 

Jack Bourassa – Regional Executive Vice-President

Elwood Chan – Alternate Executive Vice-President

Steve Geick
Yukon Employees Union
President

Todd Parsons
Union of Northern Workers
President

Bill Fennell
Nunavut Employees Union
President

Vacant

YT Territorial Director

Vacant

NWT Territorial Director

Geoff Ryan

NU Territorial Director

Linda Moen

YT Area Council

Vacant 

NWT Area Council

Lisa Kirk

NU Area Council

Vacant

 YT Regional Indigenous

  Peoples’ Committee

Holly Ferris 

NWT Regional Indigenous 

Peoples’ Committee

 Vacant  

 NU Regional Indigenous

 Peoples’ Committee

Gerard Tremblay

YT Regional Access

Committee

*Bruce Gudeit

NWT Regional Access

Committee

Lili Weemen 

NU Regional Access

Committee

Roberta Wurtak

YT Regional Pride

Committee

Vacant

NWT Regional Pride

Committee

Vacant

NU Regional Pride
Committee

Charlene Smith 

Whitehorse Regional

Women’s Committee

*Geraldine Penney

NWT Regional

Women’s Committee

Susan Avery 

NU Regional

Women’s Committee

*Derek Yap

YT Racially Visible

Committee

Hoa Do

NWT Racially Visible

Committee

Ranbir Hundal

NU Racially Visible

Committee

Dianne Williams

YT Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Reyhan Sarikaya 

NWT Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Derek Allerton

NU Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Vacant

YT Regional Young 

Workers Committee

Vacant

NT Regional Young

Workers Committee

Vacant 

NU Regional Young

Workers Committee

Vacant

YT Alliance Facilitator Network

Vacant

NWT Alliance Facilitator Network

Vacant

NU Alliance Facilitator Network

 

 

* NHRC reps

To view and download our brochure, click here

 

March 10, 2020 - 3:37pm •
PSAC North Yukon Regional Women’s Committee in Whitehorse, sponsored International Women’s Day event that was taking place in Whitehorse on March 7, 2020 for International Women's Day.  The Committee provided $100 worth of refreshments to a local business that was holding their 3rd Annual International Women's Day Tattoo Fundraiser organized by Molotov & Bricks. All proceeds from the day were donated to Kaushee’s Place and Victoria Faulkner Women’s Shelter. 
March 10, 2020 - 1:34pm •
PSAC North Nunavut Regional Women’s Committee Planned an Event for International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, 2020.  Best laid plans for this event were cancelled because of a Blizzard that arrived on March 7 and stayed till March 9th with 1/8-mile visibility However, members of the Committee had the opportunity on Saturday night, March 7, to attend IWD celebration at the Black Heart Café sponsored by the Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council.
March 10, 2020 - 11:01am •
PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee celebrated International Women’s Day by delivering donations to women’s shelters across the Northwest Territories. The committee organized “Purse Drive” and received around 150 purses from women in Inuvik and Yellowknife. Committee members and volunteers packed personal care items in each purse and delivered them to shelters.   PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee would like to thank sponsors and donors:
March 4, 2020 - 4:15pm •
PSAC North Yukon Regional Women’s Committee members came together on Saturday, February 8th to assemble 25 baskets containing essential household items such as mugs, glasses, cooking utensils, etc. for the Whitehorse Transition Home.  Women’s Committee would like to thank all members and volunteers who made this possible. The committee received a donation from Local Y017 of the Yukon Employees’ Union.
February 10, 2020 - 5:09pm •
  Do you have a purse, in good condition, that you no longer use? PSAC North NWT Women’s Committee is collecting purses that will be filled with toiletries and donated to all women’s shelters in the NWT on March 8 for International Women’s Day.   You can drop purses off at the PSAC North office (4910-53rd Street - Suite # 201), Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
January 27, 2020 - 2:34pm •
The 29th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will be held from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The PSAC will be fully funding up to fourteen delegates to represent PSAC’s five equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples, racially visible peoples, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ2+ communities. In addition to equity groups, the PSAC will fully fund up to seven young worker delegates.
January 21, 2020 - 4:38pm •
By Dawn Skinner, PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee   Period poverty is a pervasive issue in Canada and yet many of us may ask what period poverty is. In a nutshell, 'period poverty' refers to having a lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints. It has been called a great barrier to equality and low income, homeless and marginalized women bear the brunt of it.
January 13, 2020 - 11:28am •
A delegation of 50 members from across the North region (Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) attended the National and Regional Health and Safety Conferences in Montreal.
December 17, 2019 - 4:58pm •
On December 6, communities across Canada held vigils and events. It has been 30 years since the tragic mass shooting at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal (December 6, 1989) that saw the promising lives of 14 young women cut violently short. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
November 21, 2019 - 10:06am •
Members of PSAC North NWT Regional Women’s Committee joined Yellowknife's first Family Violence Awareness Month Solidarity March on November 6. The march was organized by the Status of Women Council of the NWT to kick off its Family Violence Awareness Month. Anne Walsh, Geraldine Penney and Nancy Lamb

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