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Women

From the time equity issues were first raised in the 1970s, through the CR strike of 1980, to the creation of regional women's committees, women in PSAC have been pushing for equality both within PSAC and in society in general. The PSAC Women's Program organizes conferences at regional and national levels, develops campaigns and initiatives on issues related to women's equality.

Women make up more than half of the PSAC membership. Regional Women’s Committees (RWC) were established in the mid-1980s to further address women’s issues and concerns such as the systemic discrimination and barriers working women face within and outside their workplace. These committees provide important forums to strategize for positive change in women’s lives.

February 9, 2017 - 8:32am •
Sisters and Brothers, Please find in attachment a letter I sent to the female MPs in our Region in regards to child care.  Our members are directly impacted by the high cost of child care and year after year, resolutions are adopted at our Conventions urging our Union to take concrete steps in working towards quality affordable child care system in Canada.
February 7, 2017 - 11:01am •
The annual International Women’s Day event of the PSAC that takes place in the Halifax Regional Municipality on March 8th, will not be held this year in March due to lack of a suitable and large enough space to hold the event.    However, keep your calendar open as we are planning to have a celebration of women’s achievements in October which is Women’s History Month in Canada.     More information will follow in the coming months.   In solidarity,   Janice Grant
February 3, 2017 - 12:24pm •
PEI Women's Committee AGM - February 21, 2017
January 20, 2017 - 10:47am •
Sisters and Brothers,   PSAC is extremely proud to support Walking With Our Sisters and I strongly encourage you to visit the memorial.  
January 16, 2017 - 4:07pm •
The Labrador Regional Women's Committee (RWC) presented donations to a new emergency shelter that recently opened. In the picture: Patsy Murphy, co-chair of the RWC presenting the items to Krystal Saunders and Megan Russell, coordinators of the Emergency Shelter. 
December 12, 2016 - 8:34am •
For International Human Rights Day the three PSAC committees located in Halifax, NS wanted to come together an give back to the community.   The Halifax Regional Women's Committee, Halifax Human Rights Committee and Nova Scotia Area Council 1 all donated some funds and their time, to prepare a spaghetti dinner for up to 150 Haligonians at Soul's Harbour Rescue Mission.  
November 29, 2016 - 10:29am •
Members of the Labrador Regional Women’s Committee serving a hot meal at the Labrador Friendship Centre.  The PSAC Social Justice Fund made a contribution of $2,500 earlier this year to support this important program. 
November 22, 2016 - 12:25pm •
Our workshop included the following sessions: 1 - Poverty and Homelessness - Wanda Loder – Salvation Army Family Resource Centre 2 - Interactive presentation that focuses on empathy and understanding for women in Abusive Relationships (REV) - Lori Oram - Executive Director Road to End Violence 3 - Self Defence demonstration, exercise tips - Jade Josiah & Spencer Price - Phillips School of Tae Twon Do 4 - Presentation on “The benefits of Yoga/Meditation and Relaxation”.  Tara Roseann Mouland – Just Breath Studio
November 22, 2016 - 7:34am •
List of events organized by PSAC members in the Atlantic Region.  Newfoundland and Labrador The Rocky Harbour Regional Women's Committee WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 7th  WHERE: ST. Matthews Church TIME: 7:00 P.M. REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW Nova Scotia WHEN: Dec. 6  WHERE: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS TIME: 6:00 P.M. New Brunswick WHEN: Dec. 6  WHERE: 5 Fatima Drive, next to Riverview Town Hall TIME: 6:30 P.M.
March 22, 2016 - 10:00am •
Registration deadline extended to : April 29, 2016  

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