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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

 

June 17, 2013 - 9:52am •
Halifax, NS: July 18-28, see more details at www.halifaxpride.com  Parade is happening on July 27   
June 17, 2013 - 9:47am •
Charlottetown, PE - July 7-13, 2013, see more details at www.pride-pei.com 
June 7, 2013 - 5:10pm •
Some members from the Greater Moncton Human Rights committee participated recently in a fundraising activity of the CNIB* where they experienced exceptional food, education and enjoyed a unique dining experience where they were blindfolded giving them the opportunity to rely solely on their sense of touch, taste and smell.
April 9, 2013 - 3:14pm •
On March 27th, the Greater Moncton Human Rights committee was among the proud sponsors of the Continent-wide Water is More Precious than Gold tour to raise awareness of the negative impact of Canadian mining operations on El Salvador.
April 8, 2013 - 2:38pm •
Join PSAC REVP Jeannie Baldwin in calling on Just Us general manager Debra Moore to immediately reinstate workers dismissed for their involvement in union activity and to voluntarily recognize a union for baristas Just Us.  Contact Debra now:
December 13, 2012 - 3:17pm •
The Greater Moncton Human Rights committee offered a free presentation/film screening to highlight December 10th for PSAC members and the general public.
November 7, 2012 - 2:32pm •
The Halifax Human Rights Committee bought toiletries in support of Halifax Connects, a free event for Halifax's homeless and at risk citizens.  A group of PSAC activists, their families and allies gathered for a few hours on the afternoon of Saturday, November 3, to roll cutlery for a served hot meal planned for the event on Sunday.  The organizers were expecting to serve 800 hot meals at the Halifax Connects event being held at Halifax Citadel High School in the community centre.
May 15, 2012 - 9:32am •
On this International Day against Homophobia, we must pause and reflect of all the gains we have won and the battles that still lay ahead.  
October 14, 2011 - 3:19pm •
Following the Haïti earthquake of January 2010, members of the PSAC Greater Moncton Human Rights committee wanted to contribute in helping out the people in Haïti.
October 7, 2011 - 1:18pm •
Coming out is the process of personally accepting your homosexuality and disclosing it to family, co-workers and friends. Coming out is different for every gay or bisexual person. Some experience a lot of pain and anguish while for others acceptance is a joyous time. It's perfectly normal to experience fear, doubt, loneliness, anger and even depression.

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