Dear Sisters and Brothers,
March 8 is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements. To build on this celebration, we are happy to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 PSAC Prairie Region Women’s Conference!
Members can register online HERE!
The 2016 PSAC Prairies Regional Women's Conference is taking place in Winnipeg MB on June 11 and 12, 2016. As sisters gather from across the prairies, our objective is to have conference participants reach out and involve other members to build our women's committees and mobilize to contribute collectively to social change. Workshops are currently being developed that will educate participants on strategies to better protect and support sisters who are victims of domestic violence; identify the union's role in advancing the PSAC Pan-Canadian campaign on childcare and promote greater security and human rights protections for Aboriginal women.
The impact of domestic violence against women doesn’t stop at home. It affects workers and their workplaces. This was the main message at a recent women’s forum focusing on the issue of domestic violence.
This year the PSAC Prairie Region will fully fund up to 8 women activists to participate in a new course at the Prairie School for Union Women (PSUW) in Waskesui, Saskatchewan. The course, called "A Journey to Empower Union Women" is described as follows:
PSAC Prairies held the third webinar in our Webinar Wednesday series on March 11. The webinar, titled Child Care: Our Vision for Tomorrow, took a look back at the issue of child care to see how far we've come and how far we still need to go. We also discussed the current landscape of child care in Canada, including current legislation and proposed policies aimed at families and child care.