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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

 

July 15, 2014 - 1:05pm •
Hello everyone,Please find below the schedule for pride events in the Atlantic Region.  I hope to see many PSAC members taking part in the various activities.  If you need assistance, feel free to contact my office or the Director for LGBT members, Wayne Kelley at wkelley@eastlink.ca.In pride and solidarity,Jeannie Baldwin***Pride in the Atlantic Region/La Fierté dans la Région de l’Atlantique 
May 17, 2014 - 12:21pm •
May 17th is recognized as International Day against Homophobia.  Even though rights for the GLBT community has improved, we still have a long way to go.  People should not live in fear because of their sexual orientation or sharing their love for one another in public.
May 13, 2014 - 9:45am •
In Nigeria, more than 200 girls have been abducted.  The girls were allegedly abducted to prevent them from attending school.  Join the social media campaign: download the attached document, take a picture and share it on Facebook and Twitter using #BringBackOurGirls
March 21, 2014 - 8:33am •
The Canada Border Services Agency discriminated against a PSAC member on the basis of his age, race and perceived obesity, thereby preventing him from securing permanent employment.
March 20, 2014 - 11:42am •
On March 21, 1960, 69 black demonstrators were killed and 180 were wounded by armed white South African police in the Sharpeville Township. More than 700 shots were fired at black demonstrators who were peacefully protesting the country’s discriminatory laws.
March 18, 2014 - 8:34am •
At PSAC, we support local pride organizations such as Halifax pride. We were proudly represented at Halifax Pride's annual fundraising event: 'Fancy Gay Dress Party'.
December 19, 2013 - 3:56pm •
The members of the PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights Committee decided unanimously to do something special this year for the International Human Rights Day, which is celebrated on December 10th. All members of the Committee therefore donated their time to the two community kitchens in the Moncton area. They made a schedule and covered both kitchens.
December 9, 2013 - 12:14pm •
HALIFAX, NS – On International Human Rights Day, the Public Service Alliance of Canada will honour  the legacy of founding member Dr. J. Calbert (Cal) Best (1926-2007).  Dr. Best was an African Nova Scotian human rights and labour activist from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the son of Dr. Carrie M. Best and Albert Theophilus Best.  He was co-founder and president of the Civil Service Association of Canada, the pre-curser to the Public Service Alliance of Canada.  On Tuesday, the Halifax Regional Office of the PSAC will dedicate its board room to Best’s life and work.  
October 11, 2013 - 9:40am •
PSAC members were joined by Jeannie Baldwin, PSAC Atlantic REVP and some members from the TG Moncton in the Moncton Pride parade on August 24th, 2013.  The River of Pride Moncton are doing excellent work in the organizing of activities each year.  This year, the parade was on the Saturday instead of the Sunday as usual and it was more family oriented.  Thank you to all participants! 
August 30, 2013 - 2:30pm •
PSAC members were joined by Jeannie Baldwin, PSAC Atlantic REVP and some members from the TG Moncton in the Moncton Pride parade on August 24th, 2013. The River of Pride Moncton are doing excellent work in the organizing of activities each year. This year, the parade was on the Saturday instead of the Sunday as usual and it was more family oriented. Thank you to all participants!

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