PSAC North Regional Council
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) Resident Components, (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 Committee, Access Committee, Pride Committee, Women’s Committee, Racially Visible Committee, Health & Safety Committee, Young Workers Committee 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.
Lorraine Rousseau – Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP), North
Reyhan Sarikaya – Alternate REVP, North
* NHRC reps
Yukon Employees Union President
YT Territorial Director
YT Area Council
YT Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Committee
YT Regional Access Committee
YT Regional Pride Committee
Whitehorse Regional Women’s Committee
YT Racially Visible Committee
YT Regional Health and Safety Committee
YT Regional Young Workers Committee
YT Alliance Facilitator Network
Union of Northern Workers President
NWT Territorial Director
NWT Area Council
NWT Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Committee
NWT Regional Access Committee
NWT Regional Pride Committee
NWT Regional Women’s Committee
NWT Racially Visible Committee
NWT Regional Health and Safety Committee
NT Regional Young Workers Committee
NWT Alliance Facilitator Network
Nunavut Employees Union President
NU Territorial Director
NU Area Council
NU Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Committee
NU Regional Access Committee
NU Regional Pride Committee
NU Regional Women’s Committee
NU Racially Visible Committee
NU Regional Health and Safety Committee
NU Regional Young Workers Committee
NU Alliance Facilitator Network
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