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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

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 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.

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