Winnipeg and Area Human Rights Committee – Meeting Minutes – Jan. 8, 2020

PSAC Winnipeg And Area Human Rights Committee Minutes
January 8, 2020

Attendees:
– Jennifer Chieh Ho (Chair)
– Michelle Phaneauf (Treasurer)
– Lindsey Sparks (PSAC Staff)
– Gus Mardi
– Greg Ballendine
– Wes Blaine
– Chantal Nadeau
– Robert M’Vondo
– Jackie Nanali

PSAC Winnipeg And Area Human Rights Committee Minutes
January 8, 2020

Attendees:
– Jennifer Chieh Ho (Chair)
– Michelle Phaneauf (Treasurer)
– Lindsey Sparks (PSAC Staff)
– Gus Mardi
– Greg Ballendine
– Wes Blaine
– Chantal Nadeau
– Robert M’Vondo
– Jackie Nanali

Agenda:

1. Meeting called to order at 17:40
2. Chair acknowledged Treaty 1 Territory
3. Welcome all guests and allies to this meeting for resolutions purposes
4. Round table introductions
5. Review and adoption of agenda (Moved by Jackie, seconded by Michelle, all in favour)
6. Review of minutes of Nov 13 minutes with edits (Moved by Michelle, seconded by Gus, all in favour)

New Business:

7. Election of delegate to PSAC Prairies Triennial Convention for June 2020
o Lindsey to open floor for nominations for delegate to Convention
• Jackie nominated Jennifer, Gus seconded, all in favour
o Lindsey to open floor for nominations for alternate delegate to Convention
• Jackie nominated Gus, Michelle seconded, Gus declined
• Gus nominated Michelle, Jen seconded, all in favour

8. Resolutions

o Resolution #1 – Participation in Regional Committees
•             Moved by Michelle, seconded by Jackie
•             Passed

o Resolution #2 – The Fight for Students and Interns
•             Moved by Jen, seconded by Gus
•             Defeated

o Resolution #3 – Prioritizing Mental Health Funding
•             Moved by Michelle, seconded by Chantal
•             Adopted Be It Resolved only

o Resolution #4 – Requirements for Personal Care Facilities for the Working Poor and Homelessness
•             Moved by Jackie, seconded by Robert
•             Passed

o Resolution #5 – Support for Intox, Detox, Rehabilitation and Supervised Consumption Service in Canada
•             Jen submitted this resolution through Women’s Committee
•             Moved by Jen, seconded by Robert
•             Passed

o Resolution #6 – Increase Employment Insurance Provisions for Parental Leave
•             Moved by Chantal, seconded by Jackie
•             Passed

o Resolution #7 – Election of Equity Delegates to PSAC National Triennial Convention
•             Moved by Chantal, seconded by Michelle
•             Passed

o Resolution #8 – Term limit for REVP, PSAC Nationally
•             Moved by Greg, seconded by Jackie
.               Passed

Financial Report:
Sister Michelle presented the Committee’s financial statement.  The balance is $443.63
The committee requested a $400 in November for Human Rights initiatives. The fund is not received as of yet but the committee was informed that the fund was approved.  The committee will check with Sister Marianne (Prairies REVP) about the status.

Events & Action planning:
–              February is Black History Month.
–              May is Asian Heritage Month.
Having a presentation evening to celebrate Black History Month was discussed: 
Gus will request from Lindsey the possibility of Lindsey delivering the presentation on Wednesday February 19th

Next Meeting:
Wednesday March 12 is going to be the Committee’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Roundtable:
–              Brother Greg inquired about having again the Tri-Committee meeting so all committees/council are on the same page. Greg will take the lead on reaching out to Committees/Council executive to organize it.
–              Brother Wes Blaine enjoyed attending his first HR committee meeting

Adjournment: 7:21 PM