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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: Aboriginal 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 of the issues below, 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.

 

 

February 13, 2014 - 12:51pm •
Since the Conservatives took power in 2006 under Stephen Harper’s leadership, the federal government has been constantly attacking human rights and equity through a series of legislative changes and cuts to programs and services. Cuts contained in the 2012 and 2013 federal budgets, along with other recent legislation, have had a particularly harsh impact on equity-seeking groups, including racially visible people.
February 13, 2014 - 11:35am •
Do you know your GLBT history? Test your knowledge in this workshop.
February 13, 2014 - 11:29am •
North West Territories The Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the grounds of gender identity which is defined as including transgendered persons and those who identify with or live as a gender that is different from their biological sex. It covers employment, tenancy, public services, memberships in trade unions, and publications. (2004)
February 13, 2014 - 11:21am •
In September 2007, the Prime Minister appointed David Brown to the Ontario Superior Court in the Toronto area. Brown represented anti-gay and anti-abortion views in a handful of court cases and wrote legal documents on the "sanctity of life." Freedom of choice groups were understandably miffed. This is just one reason why Canadians should dump Prime Minister Stehpen Harper. Read all 60 reasons here.
February 13, 2014 - 11:14am •
A guide to ensuring safe schools and harrassment-free workplaces for the LGBT community. 
February 13, 2014 - 10:28am •
Looking to put forward a resolution in the coming months? Follow thw simple guide below to drafting articulate, concise resolutions. 
February 13, 2014 - 10:23am •
James Calbert Best was the son of a human rights activist and a railway porter, his career in the federal public sector began in the Department of Labour in 1949, where he co-founded the Civil Service Association of Canada, one of the organizations that merged in 1966 to form the PSAC.
February 13, 2014 - 10:07am •
We are living in an era when corporations and labour/workers crisscross the globe in an ever ending queues: corporations want to increase their wealth and profit margin, while workers want a standard of living that enables them provide for themselves and their families.Corporations have rights and are growing their monopolistic power while workers are dispersed and increasingly more vulnerable. They form part of the same system and occupy the same “transnational space”. This is globalization.
February 13, 2014 - 9:49am •
Historically the rights of people with disabilities have always lagged behind those without disabilities. The rules of society were made without considering their unique challenges and contributions.
February 13, 2014 - 9:38am •
This workshop will guide you through the PSAC's rules for accomodation in the workplace. 

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