The mandate of the Social Justice Fund (SJF) is to support initiatives in five priority areas:
1-Anti-poverty initatives in Canada;
2-Humanitarian assistance in Canada and around the world;
3-International labour development;
4-Worker-to-Worker exchange; and
In 2017, the SJF supported the following groups/projects in the Atlantic:
Colleen Coffey, Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President for PSAC, presented the 2017 Scholarship Cheques to sons and daughters of PSAC members in the Atlantic Region.
Gabriel Gaudet, son of Denise LeBlanc (USJE);
Terrell Borden, son of Cora-Leigh Johnson (CEIU 80205); and
Aurianna McLaughlin, daughter of Lori McLaughlin (UNDE 60303)
As a member of PSAC – Atlantic Region, an Atlantic Canada Health Care Coalition Society (ACHCCS) participating group, you are eligible for the Managed Health Care Services preferred supplementary pharmacy benefit program.
Please see the brochure for additional information.
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.
At the last Greater Moncton Human Rights committee meeting, members had the pleasure to welcome representatives of the Moncton Cavalier Riding Club, who came to talk about the work their therapeutic riding club does for people with disabilities. This group receives some financial assistance from the United Way campaign therefore if your local would like to have someone come to make a presentation to better inform your members on their work, please do not hesitate to contact your PSAC regional representative, Monique Laplante from the Moncton PSAC regional office for more details.
Sisters and Brothers,
Please find in below the information in regards to the DCL Conference that will be taking place in Moncton, NB from November 3-5, 2017. Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 25.
Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC-Atlantic
Special thanks to various PSAC committees and our PSAC-Atlantic Director for GLBT members, Wayne Kelley, for having ensured a strong PSAC presence at various pride parades in the Atlantic Region. This year, we participated in the following pride parades:
Halifax, Yarmouth and Amherst, Pictou County and Sydney, NS
PSAC members were invited to join the Greater Moncton Area Council, the Saint John and Vicinity Area Council, UNDE local 60303 & UGSW local 60550 in Fredericton and many labour friends to take part in the various Labour Day activities in New Brunswick.
Great work everyone! Thank you to all participants!