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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.
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.
February 10, 2017 - 4:38pm •
The Prairie Voice Awards are presented to members who have provided exemplary service or have been role models and mentors for our members. The objective is to recognize PSAC members for their commitment to the labour movement and work that benefits PSAC members in the Prairies. The successful nominees will be presented with their awards during the Prairie Region Triennial Convention, to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 21-23, 2017. Members do not need to be delegates at Convention to be eligible for an award.
February 8, 2017 - 3:45pm •
Delegates to the 2017 Prairies Convention, being held April 21 - 23, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba will be electing the Prairies Regional Executive VicePresident and their Alternate (and Second Alternate if passed by convention). Any PSAC member in good standing in the Prairies is entitled to run for these positions. The nominator and the seconder must be delegates to the Prairies Convention. Please refer to the attached document for information on the nominations procedure, eligibility for office, and submitting the nomination form.
February 7, 2017 - 4:00pm •
At the January 2017 Prairie Region Council meeting, the PRC Finance Committee made a recommendation that the registration fee for all delegates for the Prairie Region Triennial Convention be paid out of the unallocated surplus. This recommendation was duly approved by the PRC and will cover all delegates currently registered and any delegate who registers prior to the start of Convention.
November 24, 2016 - 12:00am •
Please be aware of the upcoming deadlines for the Prairie Region Triennial Convention. Registration and resolutions are both due in two weeks on December 8, 2016. As outlined in the PSAC Prairies 2017 Convention Callout Notice, registration must be completed online by December 8, 2016 at midnight (CST) in order to receive a subsidy. Each delegate, alternate, observer, and guest must complete the online registration form to receive credentials to Convention. Register online here.
October 20, 2016 - 12:00am •
Update: Due to low enrollment, this webinar has been cancelled. Please contact your regional office for more information on convention-related courses. The Prairie Region will hold a resolution writing webinar on Monday, November 14 for all Prairies members. Register now.

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