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Regional Convention

Democracy is one of the underlying and fundamental principles of the union. Conventions are gatherings of delegates who represent the interest of the members of the union.  At Conventions, delegates make decisions on a variety of issues and set the path for the union’s future actions.

Conventions are an opportunity for members from across the country to meet and reflect on the union’s accomplishments, decide on changes that may be needed and continue the work of building a strong national union.

At Conventions:

  • Political leaders are elected.
  • The budget is reviewed and approved and the dues rate set.
  • Amendments to the Constitution are made.
  • Policy papers (reports on issues facing the union and the union’s plan for addressing those issues) are discussed, possibly amended and approved.
  • Resolutions (written recommendations submitted by Locals, Components, regional convention and national conferences) are debated and voted on.
April 24, 2017 - 5:20pm •
CARRIED The following resolutions were passed at the 2017 PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention in Winnipeg and will be forwarded to the PSAC National Triennial Convention, scheduled to be held from April 29 to May 4, 2018 in Toronto, for consideration. See the full resolutions package.
April 23, 2017 - 2:13pm •
Elections were held throughout the weekend at the PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention. Delegates elected 14 representatives in their respective caucuses that will serve on the Prairie Region Council, as well as Regional Executive Vice-President and Alternate REVP.
April 23, 2017 - 12:37pm •
Marianne Hladun was re-elected as Prairies Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) at the PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention in Winnipeg. Delegates recommitted their support to Hladun for a second elected term. She was previously elected in 2014, and she served for two years as REVP prior to that, after Robyn Benson was elected PSAC National President in 2012.
April 7, 2017 - 1:49pm •
The attached documents will be provided in Convention kits upon registration to all pre-registered delegates, observers, guests and staff. Resolutions packages will not be mailed out in advance Registration will begin Thursday, April 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Fairmont Winnipeg. Registration will continue in the same place on Friday, April 21 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
April 3, 2017 - 11:14am •
With under three weeks to go until the Prairie Region Triennial Convention, delegates and observers are reminded to review the resolutions before arriving at Convention to ensure they are prepared for component caucus meetings and to better equip themselves for Convention debate. All resolutions, including Convention committee recommendations and rationale, have been posted on the PSAC Prairie Region website. Convention delegates and observers will also receive printed copies in their kits upon registration at Convention.
March 24, 2017 - 12:00am •
The deadline to nominate a deserving member for a Prairie Voice Award has been extended to Monday, April 10, 2017. If you are aware of someone who fits the criteria and wish to nominate them for this award, please review the guidelines and complete the online nomination form.
March 20, 2017 - 4:15pm •
The 2017 Prairie Region Triennial Convention takes place Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23, 2017. The attached convention agenda outlines the schedule of activities and elections throughout the weekend.
March 20, 2017 - 1:07pm •
All delegates, observers, and guests attending the Prairie Region Triennial Convention are responsible to make their own transportation and hotel reservations. All delegates, observers and guests are responsible for the costs incurred for transportation and hotel accommodations. (Note: This does not apply to Prairie Region Council reps, Area Council delegates, and Committee delegates.)
February 21, 2017 - 12:30pm •
In accordance with Resolution of Record #4 in the Prairie Region By-Laws, the Finance Committee’s Report to the Prairie Region Triennial Convention is to be distributed to all appropriate bodies at least two (2) months prior to the Prairie Region Triennial Convention. As such, the Finance Committee's documents, including Prairie Region budget and finance resolutions committee report were posted below on February 21, 2017.
February 17, 2017 - 2:48pm •
As you know, the Prairie Region Triennial Convention is fast approaching and as part of our preparations, we’re calling on members to submit their favourite photos from the past 50 years of activism and solidarity.

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