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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 30, 2020 - 9:29pm •
You are invited to meet other PSAC members to discuss human rights issues on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM.  Becasue of COVID-19, this meeting will take place by skype/conference call.  See poster for more information and how to joing the meeting.  
September 5, 2020 - 8:56am •
Our Area Councils and Regional Committees (Women’s, Human Rights and Young Workers) were faced with quite the challenge these past few months. How do you operate in the midst of a pandemic? Well, they certainly adapted and continued their important work! The Committee Success Stories is designed to highlight the successful work accomplished by our various committees in the Atlantic Region. **
August 10, 2020 - 8:29am •
Committee Success Story : Pride in Greater Moncton Under normal circumstances, the PSAC Regional Committees in the Greater Moncton Area would get together and participate in the pride parade. Given that it wasn’t possible this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the Greater Moncton Human Rights Committee thought it was even more important to play a role in support of the LGBTQ2+ community.
July 20, 2020 - 2:33pm •
The PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee and the Young Workers committee held in event for Pride week in Moncton.
June 30, 2020 - 3:46pm •
Our Area Councils and Regional Committees (Women’s, Human Rights and Young Workers) were faced with quite the challenge these past few months. How do you operate in the midst of a pandemic? Well, they certainly adapted and continued their important work! The Committee Success Stories is designed to highlight the successful work accomplished by our various committees in the Atlantic Region. **
June 29, 2020 - 8:42pm •
On July 8th, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, you are invited to meet other PSAC members to discuss human rights issues.  Because of COVID-19, this meeting will take place by skype/conference call.  See poster for more information.
June 19, 2020 - 3:55pm •
Your PEI Human Rights committee would like to share to all PSAC members a great list of resources during National Indigenous History month.
June 15, 2020 - 1:04pm •
*Updated June 16, 2020 - PEI Regional Women's Committee, Human Rights Commitee, Young Worker's Commitee and Area Council Schedules for 2020 
June 12, 2020 - 9:56am •
On June 25th, 2020, you are invited to meet other PSAC members to discuss human rights issues.  Because of COVID-19, this meeting will take place by skype/conference call.  See poster for more information.

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