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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

 

 

 

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

Jay Butler 

NWT Area Council

Lisa Kirk

NU Area Council

*Carrie Lynn Robinson 

 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

Stephanie Coulthard

YT Regional Young 

Workers Committee

Vacant

NT Regional Young

Workers Committee

Erin Everard 

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

 

November 13, 2019 - 4:38pm •
PSAC North Regional Yukon Indigenous Peoples’ Committee organized “Beginner’s Beading – Beaded Poppy Workshop” on November 2-3, 2019. In the spirit of reconciliation, the two-day event offered an opportunity for PSAC members to learn more about the long and proud tradition of indigenous military service.  
November 12, 2019 - 3:05pm •
Radon Awareness Fact Sheet  PSAC Yukon Health and Safety Committee  
October 22, 2019 - 5:43pm •
She/Ze Leads the World - Yukon’s first ever Women’s Leadership Summit may be the next step in your leadership journey: a leadership summit for northern women taking place on November 19 and 21, 2019.  With two jam-packed days of panels, inspiring keynote speakers and breakout sessions, you’ll learn from female leaders from across Canada who have used their passion and determination to drive their success. With off-site events and our Mentor One-2-One Hour, you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and work through your challenges with strong senior leaders.
October 18, 2019 - 5:03pm •
  PSAC North NWT Regional Health and Safety Committee organized an Outreach series of events: “Take a Moment for Safety.” It involved meeting people on Market Days at Somba K’e Park in Yellowknife. Each person was asked for a safety tip that they would live by. Adults and children shared insights on on how to stay safe.
October 18, 2019 - 4:37pm •
In the spirit of reconciliation, PSAC North Yukon Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee organized Orange Shirt beading workshop on September 28 and 29. The event was open to all: Indigenous and non-Indigenous PSAC members, supporters and allies. Jayla Rousseau Thomas facilitated the workshop. The event led to important discussions about Orange Shirt Day and its origin. Every Child Matters buttons were provided to participants and they all went away with their beaded Orange Shirt pins.
October 18, 2019 - 12:09pm •
Each year on October 4th communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.  PSAC North Yukon Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee and Whitehorse Regional Women's Committee sponsored the Sisters in Spirit in Whitehorse event by providing refreshments to participants. The event and vigil was organized by Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council on October 4th, 2019. 
October 17, 2019 - 4:38pm •
PSAC North NWT Regional Indigenous Peoples Committee and Women's Committee partnered to sponsor the Sisters in Spirit luncheon on October 11.The luncheon was organized by the Native’s Women’s Association of the Northwest Territories.
October 10, 2019 - 12:01pm •
Members of PSAC North Regional Council met in Iqaluit. The three day meeting included important discussions about campaigns and upcoming regional convention, strategy sessions, website and media orientation, and a presentation by guest speakers including Anne Tennier, President of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.  Mumilaaq Qaqqaq took us through a journey in history with her presentation about Inuit history and life before and after colonization.
June 20, 2019 - 2:24pm •
Northwest Territories Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Committee donated $1000 to the North Slave Métis Alliance for June 21st Fish Fry at Somba K’e Civic Plaza. PSAC North and the committee looks forward to the celebrations. Wherever you are, find out where the day is being celebrated, participate and volunteer. 

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