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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

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.
July 12, 2018 - 2:11pm •
On June 20th, Members of The PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee in partnership with the Moncton River of Pride and MAGMA (Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area) hosted a presentation with Sandra Moran, the first self-proclaimed feminist and openly gay member of Congress to be elected in Guatemala.  While traveling with the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence tour, Sandra shared her in-depth knowledge and political analysis of the current Guatemalan context with people from Moncton.
May 16, 2018 - 1:00pm •
As your Director for LGBTQ2+ members on the PSAC Atlantic Regional Council, I will soon be joining many PSAC members and allies across Canada and people around the world to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. I would like to take this time to celebrate our diversity and bring attention to LGBTQ2+ rights as human rights.
May 15, 2018 - 4:58pm •
PEI Human Rights Committee Meeting - June 14, 2018
Great Moncton Human Rights
April 24, 2018 - 11:16am •
Members of the PSAC GMHR recently visited the facilities of the Cavalier Riding Club, a Therapeutic Horse Riding Club in the Moncton area for the kids and adults with a disability.  Following their visit, the committee presented a donation to the club that will provide for a less fortunate kid with disabilities the opportunity to benefit from 4 free lessons.    Benefits from this type of therapy has proven to be very valuable for people with all kinds of disabilities.
April 4, 2018 - 10:26am •
During the 2017 Moncton Pride Week our PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee took the opportunity to gather signatures on a Trans Flag showing the openness we have here in Canada as compared to other Countries and asked the Member of Parliament (MP) for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, Ginette Petitpas Taylor to present it to our Honorable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   She recently had the opportunity to present the flag and as promised, provided our committee with a photo to be shared with our members.  Special Thanks to our MP!
December 11, 2017 - 4:03pm •
To highlight the International Human Rights Day, members of the PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee volunteered at the Karin Kitchen, an organization serving meals for people in need.  They helped cutting veggies, serving people, cleaning the tables, washing the dishes.  The committee also donated $200 to the Karing Kitchen to help them in their generosity.  Thank you all for volunteering your help in the community is always appreciated.

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