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  • The Red Dress Symbol

    Jaime Black, a Métis artist, launched The REDress Project in 2014. The installation art project involved collecting and hanging 600 red dresses symbolizing the hundreds of Indigenous women and girls whose lives were stolen.

  • ello PSAC Ontario Young Worker Activists!

    Are you interested in meeting other PSAC Ontario young activists and collaborating to shape our union and the broader labour movement?  If so, apply to participate in the PSAC Ontario 2018 Young Worker Summit!

    The Summit takes place October 24th – 26th, 2018  in Cornwall Ontario at the NAV Centre.

    The theme for the PSAC Ontario 2018 Young Worker Summit is:

    Value our Experience, Support our Growth, We are NOW!

  • Pride arose from mass demonstrations calling for an end to discrimination and a promotion of equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ*) communities. Although many Pride events across Canada have become celebrations, they are expressions in the public sphere for the promotion of equal rights.

    By holding marches and events to promote inclusion; Pride offers the opportunity for LGBTQ* communities to increase their visibility, build community and celebrate sexual diversity and gender expression.

  • Workers in Ontario have won tremendous improvements to labour laws in this province.

    One of these wins is that employers (under provincial jurisdiction), can no longer request doctors notes from workers when taking sick days (https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/06/08/sick-notes-to-be-banned-in-ontario-under-proposed-workplace-legislation.html).

  • Domestic violence impacts work life. In Canada, over a third of people have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner or ex-partner. The trauma and stress that victims experience frequently affects a worker’s ability to do their job.

    Impact of domestic violence at work

    For many, the violence doesn’t stop when they get to work. Over half of those who’ve experienced domestic violence say that at least one type of abuse act has occurred at or near the workplace. This can include abusive phone calls or text messages, stalking, or harassment near the workplace.

    Experiencing violence shouldn’t mean a loss of pay. Victims may need time off to attend medical appointments, get counselling, relocate, or meet with lawyers or police.

  • New PSAC Members Guide

    PSAC Ontario is proud to present a new members guide for new employees entering the PSAC family.

  • PSAC's "Stop workplace violence" content aims to raise awareness about workplace violence and bullying in the workplace.

    The following are concrete tools for workers and union leaders to identify and address workplace violence:

  • Currently, over 1500 people in Ontario are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Only 28% of Ontarians are registered donors, that’s 3.3 million out of an eligible 11.9 million people.

    Registering online to be an organ donor takes only 2 minutes, with 1 organ donor being able to save up to 8 lives. By registering, you are giving hope to so many in need.

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