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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 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.

 

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

Samantha Consentino

NWT Area Council

Lisa Kirk

NU Area Council

*Carrie Lynn Robinson 

 YT Regional Indigenous

  Peoples’ Committee

Kathy Brown

NWT Regional Indigenous 

Peoples’ Committee

Vacant

 NU Regional Indigenous

 Peoples’ Committee

Gerard Tremblay

YT Regional Access

Committee

*Bruce Gudeit

NWT Regional Access

Committee

Vacant

NU Regional Access

Committee

Roberta Wurtak

YT Regional Pride

Committee

Jackie Siegel

NWT Regional Pride

Committee

Vacant

NU Regional Pride
Committee

Teresa Acheson

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

Stephanie Bernard

NU Racially Visible

Committee

Dianne Williams

YT Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Vacant

NWT Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Vacant

NU Regional Health

and Safety Committee

Nautasha Morehouse

YT Regional Youth

Committee

Vacant

NT Regional Youth

Committee

Vacant

NU Regional Youth

Committee

Vacant

YT Alliance Facilitator Network

Vacant

NWT Alliance Facilitator Network

Vacant

NU Alliance Facilitator Network

 

 

* NHRC reps

To view and dowload our brochure, click on the image below. 

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May 24, 2016 - 1:40pm •
Please use this form to apply for participation in the 2016 PSAC Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members, which will be held October 15th and 16th, 2016 under the theme “Race Forward: Our Union, Our Community, Our Future!”. Should you be selected to participate, you will be sent an Access and Accommodation Form shortly after the registration deadline.  
March 7, 2016 - 9:24am •
On International Women’s Day 2018, the PSAC invites its members to celebrate our many victories and efforts in fighting for equality for all women.
November 25, 2015 - 4:14pm •
 
October 8, 2015 - 1:05pm •
A coalition of several women’s advocacy groups signed a new safety protocol with the RCMP - Together for Safety in Whitehorse May 29th. PSAC member Linda Moen was invited to represent the YT Regional Women’s and Aboriginal People’s committees in the newly formed coalition.
September 22, 2015 - 9:48am •
Alternatives North and the Council of Canadians NWT Chapter staged the “We Can Do Better”  planning session September 19 in Yellowknife to  work toward  an NWT common front movement to promote social justice and plan actions to encourage northerners to vote.  
June 25, 2015 - 9:35am •
By Jack Bourassa, REVP North As published in the Yellowknifer, June 24 Canadians from every walk of life came together to commemorate National Aboriginal Day this week, an important celebration that embraces the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across the country.

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