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Human rights

The PSAC Human Rights Program is based on a mobilizing approach, rather than an advocacy approach. This means that the union provides support to members from equity groups to discuss, identify and strategize around how to best address issues of particular concern to them.

Equity and Human Rights Calendar

JANUARY
19 - Martin Luther King Day
27 - Family Literacy Day
27 - International Day of Commemoration of Honour 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 Aboriginal 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 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.
June 14, 2018 - 8:23am •
We hope to see many PSAC members at various pride parades in the Atlantic Region this summer. See below a list of dates for the parades. Feel free to contact our director for LGBTQ2+ members, Wayne Kelley, to advise of your participation or for any other query. Nova Scotia Amherst - June 16 Truro - July 14 Halifax - July 21 Sydney - August 4 Yarmouth - September 15 Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's - July 15
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.
December 11, 2017 - 4:00pm •

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