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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

 

March 22, 2016 - 12:40pm •
The 2016 PSAC-Atlantic Racially Visible Members Conference will be held September 23, 2016 at 9 a.m. through to September 25, 2016 at 12:00 noon in Halifax, NS.  The theme for this Conference is: ''Race Forward: Our Union, Our Community, Out Future!''  Registration deadline: May 20, 2016.   The objectives of the 2016 PSAC Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members are: • To discuss, strategize and mobilize on issues impacting Racially Visible Members in their region;
February 16, 2016 - 9:37am •
PSAC-Atlantic and the Social Justice Fund invite PSAC-Atlantic members with a deep commitment to international social justice to apply to be a part of the Breaking the Silence delegation traveling to Guatemala this year from April 30 to May 13, 2016. The delegation is organized by the Tatamagouche Centre.   Please submit your applpication to Sébastien Bezeau (bezeaus@psac.com) by February 25, 2016.  
December 8, 2015 - 1:58pm •
The PSAC Area Council1 & the Halifax Human Rights committee were please to host Francisco Ramirez Cuellar (right).  Br Cuellar is a labour lawyer from Columbia who has survived 8 assassination attempts in his defense of trade union and human rights in Columbia.  Francisco and his interpreter Sarah Wilbur (left) spoke at a meeting of trade unionists at the Cal Best Boardroom in Halifax recently urging all present to assist in their efforts to boycott Drummond coal, suppliers to both Nova Scotia Power as well as New Brunswick Power.
from Left, Farid Toukmani and Marla LeBlanc from the PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee with friends from the "Breaking the Silence"
December 3, 2015 - 3:53pm •
Members from the Greater Moncton PSAC Human Right Committee along with friends of Breaking the Silence, attended Francisco Ramirez Cuéllar tour at Mount Allison University on November 25, 2015 .
November 19, 2015 - 2:11pm •
The PSAC NS Area Council1, Halifax Human Rights Committee, Halifax Regional Women’s Committee and PSAC Atlantic are delighted to present  Francisco Ramirez to talk about his work as a Labour Union Lawyer and the impacts that multinationals are having on the worker’s movement.  Refer to poster attached for more information.
November 13, 2015 - 9:49am •
The PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights Committee, in partnership with Breaking the Silence Committee, is inviting you to a conference by Francisco Ramirez Cuéllar, well known Columbian unionist. What ?     Public Conference : The impact of the Coal industry on Human rights and what we can do about it When?     Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 Where?    Dunn 108, Sackville  (Dunn is the building right on the corner of York Street and College/Salem Street, across from the university parking lot.)
GMHRC post card
November 4, 2015 - 12:12pm •
If you are a PSAC member from the following groups: Racially Visible members, Aboriginal members, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexuals, Transgender members or members with Disabilities, this message if for you.    Please note, allies members are also welcome to participate.   Did you know we have a PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee in place for several years now and that we are always looking for new members with new ideas to join and participate?  
October 9, 2015 - 1:52pm •
The Moncton Greater Human Rights Committee may be a small committee, but the work they do is amazing!   When they won the first price of $500 dollars in the PSAC snow sculpture contest, they decided to help two local community organizations.   They presented their first donation of $250 to The Humanity Project.    
July 27, 2015 - 11:14am •
July 20, 2015 - 2:24pm •
The PSAC Young Workers Committee is joining the St. John's Pride Party. We are seeking members to to join us on July 26 as we walk in the parade which leaves from St. John’s City Hall at 2 PM and finishes at Quidi Vidi Lake where we will be distributing cotton candy.  

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