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Human Rights


The Public Service Alliance of Canada unequivocally supports the principles of human rights as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

PSAC recognizes that there are members who have been and continue to be victimized by discrimination. PSAC pledges to work toward the achievement of equality for all its members and to eliminate discrimination and increase the participation of disadvantaged groups in the workplace and in society.

Human Rights Committees

PSAC has identified 5 equity-seeking groups, including: 

  • Racialized people 

  • People with disabilities

  • Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)

  • Women

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Trans

Click here to visit the Human Rights Commitees page.

Human Rights and Equity Calendar of Events

PSAC National Aboriginal Peoples' Network:


  • helps our members and our union make gains and fight for the rights of all our Network members
  • was created by a 2003 PSAC convention resolution
  • invites all PSAC members who self-identify as First Nation, Inuit and/or Métis to join the network
October 16, 2015 - 12:05pm •
Intersex awareness encourages us to recognize variations in sexual characteristics that currently exist with persons experiencing the issue of not distinctly identifying with the traditional roles of either male or female while highlighting the many challenges that such persons encounter in their everyday lives. Such challenges may stem from the shame felt due to unwanted sexual cosmetic surgeries endured as intersex children so that they “conform” to traditional gender identities.
September 21, 2015 - 2:06pm •
Since 1999, September 23 has been celebrated around the world by members of the bisexual community and their allies to acknowledge bi persons and their contributions to society. Bi Visibility Day was conceived as a response to the prejudice and marginalization felt by bi persons from the heterosexual and broader spectrum of the LGBT communities. Now, this day strives to increase awareness of the issues facing members of this community and provides an opportunity to celebrate their diversity.
January 29, 2015 - 1:50pm •
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,February is Black History month, a time to commemorate the history, achievements and contributions made by Black Canadians.By celebrating Black History month we deepen our understanding of our shared history and strengthen our commitment to equality. Please take the time to visit www.blackhistorycanada.ca to learn more about the accomplishments of Black Canadians.
June 11, 2014 - 3:49pm •
The Joint Learning Program (JLP) announces that a new workshop on Mental Health in the Workplace is now available to union members and their managers of the core public administration.
July 8, 2013 - 1:52pm •
February 26, 2013 - 2:53pm •
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizes Canadians, who have devoted themselves to the well being of family, community and country. The Medal was created to honour Canadians whose duty and service to others exemplifies what it means to be Canadian.


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