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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
November 9, 2020 - 12:41pm •
Regional Women's Committee Handbook
November 9, 2020 - 12:33pm •
Regional Human Rights and Regional Equity Committee Handbook
May 7, 2019 - 3:45pm •
Racially Visible Members Committee of the Greater Toronto Area Public Service Alliance of Canada Terms of Reference   Purpose Vision Statement: The Racially Visible Members Committee (RVMC) is a group of racially visible persons within the Public Service Alliance of Canada  (PSAC)  who have self-identified and are committed to promoting, maintaining and protecting the interests of the racially visible members of PSAC.
March 15, 2019 - 11:02am •
September 20, 2018 - 5:04pm •
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 5:30 at the Thunder Bay Regional Office. Dinner will be provided.  If you have any dietary concerns, please email me to ensure that we can accommodate your needs. There is also a call out for Agenda items; please email me at Jennifer.kovacs2@canada.ca   Look forward to seeing everyone there!
June 29, 2017 - 8:43am •
Thunder Bay Regional Women’s Committee Meeting Minutes of Thursday June 15, 2017 In Attendance: Jenn Kovacs (UNE 00296), Rita Ann Lemick (UHEW), Tammy Veltri (UTE 00020), Jean Kerber (UTE 00020), Sheila Karasiewicz (UNE 00296), Danica Pavelic (UHEW 00035), Margaret Paglaro (UHEW 00035), Susan Micklea (UHEW 00296) Staff: Sandra Goodick, Regional Representative Nancy Johnson, Administrative Assistant Guest: Judith Monteith-Farrell
May 9, 2016 - 12:10pm •
Observed on May 17th, this day is observed so that we may raise awareness of continuing LGBTQ rights violations, and commemorates the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization in 1990. “The Declaration of Montreal” created in 2006, called for the United Nations and all states to recognize May 17 as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. “The Declaration of Montreal”, created in 2006, called upon the United Nations, and all states, to recognize this day. It highlights a number of rights and freedoms and encompasses all aspects of human rights while aiming to ensure the prevention of discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
April 11, 2016 - 3:48pm •
Closing the gender pay gap is the government’s responsibility. Each year the Equal Pay Coalition, of which PSAC is a part of, asks all Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to sign the MPP Pay Equity Champion Pledge. 
April 5, 2016 - 11:49am •
Held annually on the second Wednesday, this year, “International Day of Pink” will be celebrated on April 13, 2016. This event was an initiative of two heterosexual High School students in Nova Scotia who saw a gay student being bullied because he was wearing a pink shirt. They decided to buy pink shirts and encouraged everyone at their High School to wear them and stand together in solidarity against bullying.


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