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Regional 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

JANUARY

19 - Martin Luther King Day

27 - Family Literacy Day

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

 

FEBRUARY

Black History Month

Third Monday * Family Day

14 - Pink Triangle Day

17 - Heritage Day

20 - World Day of Social Justice

 

MARCH

8 - International Women's Day

20 - International Francophone Day

21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 - World Water Day

 

APRIL

7 – World Health Day

9 - Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day            

22 – International Mother Earth Day

28 – National Day of Mourning

 

MAY

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

 

JUNE

1st Week * Canadian Environment Week

1 – Injured Workers’ Day

5 – World Environment Day

20 – World Refugee Day

21 – National Indigenous Day

26 – International Day of Support of Victims of Torture

27 – Canadian Multiculturalism Day

 

JULY

1 – Canada Day

18 – Nelson Mandela Int’l Day

 

AUGUST

9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12 – International Youth Day

19 – World Humanitarian Day

 

SEPTEMBER

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

 

OCTOBER

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

 

NOVEMBER

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)

 

DECEMBER

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

February 5, 2019 - 5:23pm •
PSAC PEI Regional Committee Meetings 2019 Regional Women’s Committee 5:15 - 7 pm -Monday, April 1 (AGM) -Saturday, June 15 (To be confirmed - Trout River event) -Monday, June 24 -Monday, October 21 ​******************************** -All Committee Social
February 1, 2019 - 12:33pm •
On January 29th, 2019 members of the Greater Moncton Human Rights committee elected their new executive. From left to right:  Anthony Valles (CFIA) Vice President, Shanny Doucet (GSU) Treasurer, Sancia Doret (USJE) secretary, Farid Tourkmani (CEIU) President and Colleen Coffey, PSAC Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President. Congratulations to all !
December 13, 2018 - 11:03am •
On December 6th, members of the Greater Moncton Human Rights committee attended the Moncton Candlelight Vigil marking the National day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. Sisters Lorraine Gallant and Stephanie Scott and Farid Tourkmani attended this ceremony on behalf of the committee and handed out a cheque of $100.00 to Kathy Leger who will coordinate the distribution to the Violence Prevention Centre at Serenity House, Saint Anne de Kent NB.  
December 13, 2018 - 10:39am •
To highlight the International Human Rights Day, once again members of the Greater Moncton Human Rights committee came together to volunteer at a local based soup kitchen this year.  They spend the day helping out at the Karing Kitchen to prepare and serve lunch to members of the community at no cost.  «Karing Kitchen is about "providing a nutritious hot meal, ensuring food security and advocating for a person's rights and responsibilities.» says Coordinator Melissa King.
December 13, 2018 - 7:46am •
Sisters, Brothers and Friends, Please take the time to add your signature to petition E-1833 which calls upon the Government of Canada to: (a) enact legislation banning conversion therapy to minors in Canada; (b) enact legislation prohibiting transporting minors outside of the country for such purposes; and (c) have conversion therapy included in the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, to protect children from abuse.
November 30, 2018 - 12:09pm •
Anthony Valles, member of the PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee saw an opportunity to invite other PSAC members of the Moncton region to participate in his CFIA workplace project when they organized the 12 days of Christmas.  A collection of items (non-perishable food and personal care items) to be given to the Food Depot Alimentaire to be distributed to those less fortunate in the community.  At his request, collection boxes were placed in the PSAC office and many members of the area responded very well to his invitation. 
September 27, 2018 - 12:40pm •
The PEI Human Rights Commitee is presenting a Childcare Campaign Information Session - October 11, 2018
September 14, 2018 - 9:10am •
The PSAC Greater Moncton Area Council with the participation of some members of the Moncton Regional Women’s committee and the Human Rights committee was present at the Moncton Labour Day with other Unions.The attendance was probably the largest one to date. 
September 12, 2018 - 2:36pm •
PEI Human Rights Committee Meeting - October 1, 2018
Moncton, NB
September 4, 2018 - 2:43pm •
PSAC MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN PRIDE EVENTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK - This year, some regional committees, components and DCL PSAC members from Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton participated in their respective Pride Parade.

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PEI - Human Rights Committee Meeting May 27, 2019 • CHARLOTTETOWN
PEI - Human Rights Committee Meeting September 9, 2019 • CHARLOTTETOWN
PEI - Human Rights Committee AGM November 18, 2019 • CHARLOTTETOWN