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Human Rights

June 15, 2017 - 12:00am •
PSAC celebrates the news that the Senate has finally adopted Bill C-16, which will enshrine trans rights into Canadian law. Bill C-16 finally passed the Senate on June 15, after passing the House of Commons in October 2016.
June 12, 2017 - 12:00am •
Regina, SK – A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in memory of the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. “The reason for the vigil is to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and start a conversation about violence towards the the GLBT community,” said Tim Hubick, Chair of the PSAC Regina Human Rights Committee. “These kinds of hate crimes affect our well-being, our families, our friends and our communities.”
May 31, 2017 - 12:00am •
This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Publicly funded festivities will be held in every province and territory. Indigenous People of Turtle Island, however, will have quite a different perspective of this anniversary.
May 30, 2017 - 12:00am •
PSAC is committed to advancing the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Canada. Unions have been powerful forces for equality and justice in the workplace, and have made significant gains for GLBT workers in Canada.
May 16, 2017 - 12:00am •
May 17 is marked worldwide as the day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. PSAC stands in solidarity with our GLBT members against all forms of hatred and prejudice.
May 10, 2017 - 12:00am •
For years, PSAC has been advocating for the federal government to formally prohibit discrimination against transgender and transsexual persons. Bill C-16 amends the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code by adding protections against discrimination and violence based on gender identity or expression. On October 18, 2016, the House of Commons overwhelmingly adopted this bill. It is currently before the Senate, where it faces opposition from many Conservative senators.
April 24, 2017 - 11:36am •
Northern Saskatchewan Regional Aboriginal Peoples Circle 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Prince Albert Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Proposed AGENDA 1. Call to order 2. Review Agenda 3. Review Financial Statements 4. Review Work Plan and Budget for 2017 5. Volunteers for “Rise Up” 6. National Aboriginal Day Events Please RSVP to Dave Beeds @ dabeeds@gmail.com
April 24, 2017 - 11:36am •
Northern Saskatchewan Regional Aboriginal Peoples Circle Meeting April 12th, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Prince Albert Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan In attendance: Dave Beeds, Chair of the committee Janette Husak Shauna Bighetty Louise Mardell, PSAC Saskatoon Regional Office Guest: Bev Boe Regrets: Paul Daigneault
April 17, 2017 - 9:52pm •
Report of the GLBT Persons Rep to the Prairie Region Triennial Convention, April 21-23, 2017. This report covers the 2014-17 PRC term.
April 17, 2017 - 9:49pm •
Report of the Persons with Disabilities Rep to the Prairie Region Triennial Convention, April 21-23, 2017. This report covers the 2014-17 PRC term.

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