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Human Rights Committees

Regional Human Rights Committees play an active role in the education of members, employers and communities about human rights issues.  They act as a resource to members on human rights issues, as well as a hub of activism.  These committees are established in accordance with Section 15 of the PSAC Constitution which enables the establishment of regional equity committees representing any of the four equity groups, or human rights committees, representing all of the four equity groups. To find out more, contact your regional office. 


Equity and Human Rights Calendar


19 - Martin Luther King Day

27 - Family Literacy Day

27 - International Day of Commemoration of Honour the Victims of the Holocaust



Black History Month

Third Monday * Family Day

14 - Pink Triangle Day

17 - Heritage Day

20 - World Day of Social Justice



8 - International Women's Day

20 - International Francophone Day

21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 - World Water Day



7 – World Health Day

9 - Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day            

22 – International Mother Earth Day

28 – National Day of Mourning



Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Month

1st Full week * North American Occupational Health and Safety Week

1st week  * International Youth Week

1st Week * Nat’l Mental Health Week

After Victoria Day * Aboriginal Awareness Week

1 – May Day

3 – World Press Freedom Day

12 – Canada Health Day

15 – International Day of Families

17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

25 – National Missing Children’s Day



1st Week * Canadian Environment Week

1 – Injured Workers’ Day

5 – World Environment Day

20 – World Refugee Day

21 – National Aboriginal Day

26 – International Day of Support of Victims of Torture

27 – Canadian Multiculturalism Day



1 – Canada Day

18 – Nelson Mandela Int’l Day



9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12 – International Youth Day

19 – World Humanitarian Day



1st Monday * Labour Day

8 – International Literacy Day

21 – International Day of Peace

23 – Bi Visibility Day

Last Sunday * Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day



Child Abuse Awareness Month

Women’s History Month

Healthy Workplace Month

1st week * Mental Illness Awareness Week

2nd Week * National Citizenship Week

2nd Week * National Family Week

3rd Week * Amnesty International Week

10 – World Mental Health Day

11 – National Coming Out Day

17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

18 – National Persons Day

24 – United Nations Day and World Development Information Day

26 – Intersex Awareness Day



Woman Abuse Prevention Month (Ontario)

2nd Week * National Veterans’ Week

11 – Rememberance Day

16 – International Day of Tolerance

20 – Transgendered Day of Remembrance

20 – National Child’s Day

25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 Nov. to 6 Dec. – National White Ribbon Campaign (Men against Men’s Violence Against Women)



1 – World AIDS Day

2 – Internation Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 – International Day for Persons with Disabilities

6 – National Day of Rembmerance and Action on Violence Against Women

10 – International Human Rights Day

March 22, 2016 - 12:40pm •
The 2016 PSAC-Atlantic Racially Visible Members Conference will be held September 23, 2016 at 9 a.m. through to September 25, 2016 at 12:00 noon in Halifax, NS.  The theme for this Conference is: ''Race Forward: Our Union, Our Community, Out Future!''  Registration deadline: May 20, 2016.   The objectives of the 2016 PSAC Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members are: • To discuss, strategize and mobilize on issues impacting Racially Visible Members in their region;
February 12, 2016 - 4:19pm •
The Halifax Human Rights Committee and the Halifax REgional Women's Committee invite you to our event to commemorate African Heritage Month 2016 on February 17, 2016.  See attached poster for more information on this event.
December 11, 2015 - 1:52pm •
To Highlight the International Human Right Day commemoration members of the Greater Moncton Human Rights Committee (GMHRC) decided to participate to some events in the Greater Moncton Area to help out less fortunate. They first met at the Karing Kitchen where they helped prepare and serve a nutritional meal to all people that came in.   Afterwards members of the GMHRC committee presented the KARING Kitchen representative with a $200.00 cheque to help them with the work they do in the community.
December 8, 2015 - 1:58pm •
The PSAC Area Council1 & the Halifax Human Rights committee were please to host Francisco Ramirez Cuellar (right).  Br Cuellar is a labour lawyer from Columbia who has survived 8 assassination attempts in his defense of trade union and human rights in Columbia.  Francisco and his interpreter Sarah Wilbur (left) spoke at a meeting of trade unionists at the Cal Best Boardroom in Halifax recently urging all present to assist in their efforts to boycott Drummond coal, suppliers to both Nova Scotia Power as well as New Brunswick Power.
from Left, Farid Toukmani and Marla LeBlanc from the PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee with friends from the "Breaking the Silence"
December 3, 2015 - 3:53pm •
Members from the Greater Moncton PSAC Human Right Committee along with friends of Breaking the Silence, attended Francisco Ramirez Cuéllar tour at Mount Allison University on November 25, 2015 .
November 13, 2015 - 9:49am •
The PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights Committee, in partnership with Breaking the Silence Committee, is inviting you to a conference by Francisco Ramirez Cuéllar, well known Columbian unionist. What ?     Public Conference : The impact of the Coal industry on Human rights and what we can do about it When?     Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 Where?    Dunn 108, Sackville  (Dunn is the building right on the corner of York Street and College/Salem Street, across from the university parking lot.)
GMHRC post card
November 4, 2015 - 12:12pm •
If you are a PSAC member from the following groups: Racially Visible members, Aboriginal members, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexuals, Transgender members or members with Disabilities, this message if for you.    Please note, allies members are also welcome to participate.   Did you know we have a PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee in place for several years now and that we are always looking for new members with new ideas to join and participate?  
June 23, 2015 - 2:23pm •
Members attending a weekend course recently took time to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Day.
March 27, 2015 - 10:40pm •
  Please join us and meet with members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada Human Rights Committee.  See poster attached for more information.
September 15, 2014 - 10:19am •
The PEI Human Rights Committee held their AGM on September 10th. Newly elected members include: Debi Buell- UVAE, President; Heather Ford - UTE, Vice-President; Marilyn Gallant - UTE, Secretary; Jody LaPierre -UVAE, Treasurer.


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