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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

19 - Martin Luther King Day
27 - Family Literacy Day
27 - International Day of Commemoration of Honour the Victims of the Holocaust
Black History Month
Third Monday * Family Day
14 - Pink Triangle Day
17 - Heritage Day
20 - World Day of Social Justice
8 - International Women's Day
20 - International Francophone Day
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 - World Water Day
7 – World Health Day
9 - Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day            
22 – International Mother Earth Day
28 – National Day of Mourning
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
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
1 – Canada Day
18 – Nelson Mandela Int’l Day
9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
12 – International Youth Day
19 – World Humanitarian Day
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
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
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)
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


July 6, 2015 - 10:06am •
The Greater Moncton Human Rights committee donated $150.00 to Breaking the Silence - Staffing Fund during the annual general meeting held in Tatamagouche, NS, June 21 - 24, 2015.  Breaking the Silence is a voluntary network of people in the Maritimes who began to organize in 1988 to support the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice. 
June 4, 2015 - 2:30pm •
Yesterday in Charlottetown, church bells rang for an hour and a half to draw attention to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.  1,181 times.... Rev. John Clarke, the minister at St.Paul's Anglican Church, hopes to have many people attend next Wednesday, June 13th at 2 p.m. with hand bells.   Those in attendance will form a circle and take turns ringing their bells.  It is hoped there will be enough people in attendance to  to go around the church and park!   
March 27, 2015 - 10:40pm •
  Please join us and meet with members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada Human Rights Committee.  See poster attached for more information.
March 13, 2015 - 6:02pm •
We are proud to have a poster and backgrounder (see below) for March 21st, International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  If you would like to get a copy of the poster and backgrounder, please contact your regional office.
December 18, 2014 - 10:20am •
On December 10th, members of the Greater Moncton PSAC Human Rights committee volunteered their time and energy to help the local food depot prepare Christmas boxes.  Over all, they helped packing 166 boxes that will be distributed to food banks around Moncton and Shediac this holiday season.
December 8, 2014 - 9:59am •
On December 10th we reflect on human rights in Canada and around the world.  The day commemorates the UN’s 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
December 1, 2014 - 11:36am •
PSAC Social Justice Fund (SJF) invites your members to participate in the next Education In Action project in Guatemala for 2 weeks in spring, March 6 - 20, 2015. The Education In Action (EIA) organization is supported in part by the PSAC Social Justice Fund and engages Canadian volunteers to deepen their understanding of Guatemala and to build solidarity with Mayan communities in Guatemala. 
September 15, 2014 - 11:29am •
The PEI Health Care coalition together with the Trinity United Church held a fundraiser lobster dinner on August 28th, to raise funds for an immigrant family. Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic joined PSAC members at the fundraiser.
August 27, 2014 - 11:41am •
Some PSAC members from AGR, GSU and UNE along with the PSAC Atantic REVP and the newly elected GLBT director on the Atlantic council participated in the Moncton Pride Parade on August 23, 2014.
July 28, 2014 - 1:54pm •
All PSAC members are invited to join the PEI Federation of Labour on August 2nd to walk in the Pride parade. We will meet at 12:00 noon in the parking lot of the Sullivan building near Victoria Park in Charlottetown - look for the PSAC flag. See attached poster for additional information.


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