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BC Regional Council

updated January 2021 (Regulation 1 of the BC Regional Bylaws)


At the 1997 PSAC National convention the delegates passed a resolution supporting the Regionalization of the union. This established the following regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, National Headquarters, Prairies, British Columbia and the North.

Each region is represented on the Alliance Executive Committee by a Regional Executive Vice-President. The 7 REVPs along with the National President and the National Vice-President form the governing body of the Alliance.

The Regional Executive Vice-President for BC is Jamey Mills. He was elected as the PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC in 2017.

Jamey is a long time union leader who began his career as an activist as the Young Workers Coordinator on the PSAC BC Regional Council and as a member of the BC Federation of Labour Young Worker Committee, where he sat on the BC Fed Executive Council. Jamey has held a number of positions within his Local, UTE 20027 - Vancouver Tax Services Office, including Vice-President and Chief Shop Steward. He is the former President of the PSAC Vancouver Area Council, and prior to becoming the Regional Executive Vice-President he served on the PSAC BC Regional Council as Metro Vancouver Coordinator and as Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President.

The BC Regional Council

The B.C. Regional Council is composed of geographic representatives, equity representatives, and a representative each for the National Officers, Directly Chartered Locals and Health & Safety.

All positions on the BC Regional Council are elected from among the membership. The Regional Executive Vice President is a full-time paid position. All other members of the council work in jobs represented by the union and serve the union as volunteers. In addition to chairing the BC Regional Council, the REVP represents BC on the Alliance Executive Committee, the body that runs the union nationally. He also represents the PSAC on the Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour.

The Regional Councils meets twice a year in person and regularly via conference call to strategize on issues that affect PSAC members in B.C. The minutes of meetings will be posted on this website as well as any upcoming meetings.

If you have any items you wish the council to discuss or if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the REVP by email: revp-bc@psac.com.

Here is a list of the BC Regional Council Members elected at the 2017 BC Regional Convention.

Position Name
Regional Executive Vice President Jamey Mills
A/REVP Todd Smith
Metro Vancouver Coordinator Jennifer Horsley
Metro Vancouver Coordinator Terri Lee
Metro Vancouver Coordinator Marion McLarty
East Fraser Valley Coordinator Antony Paller
West Fraser Valley Coordinator Susie Blyth
Southern Interior Coordinator Karen Sutton
Southern Interior Coordinator Jeanne Olineck
Northeast BC Coordinator  
Northwest BC Coordinator Jill MacNeill
South Island Coordinator Ernest Hooker
South Island Coordinator Patricia Martin
North Island Coordinator Bert Farwell
Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Jenny Macleod
Racially Visible Equity Coordinator  
Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Womens Coordinator Kelly Sidhu
Pride Equity Coordinator  
Health & Safety Coordinator Linda Harding
DCL/Small Separate Employers Coordinator John Davies
National Officers Coordinator Leanne Hughes
Young Workers Coordinator  
2nd Alternate REVP Terri Lee
Young Workers 01 Margaret Humen
Young Workers 02  
MWD 02 Kelly Megyesi
Southern Interior Jenny Anderson
Women Kelly Megyesi
Health & Safety Angela George
South Vancouver Island 01 Astrid Stoker
South Vancouver Island 03 John Davies
North Vancouver Island 01 Vanessa Miller
East Fraser Valley 01 Kirsty Havard
East Fraser Valley 02 Joyce Slett
West Fraser Valley 02 Stephen Klaver
Northwest BC 01 Nicole Pottle
Aboriginal 02 Karen Sutton
Racially Visible 02 Eamon Myagi
Pride 01  
National Officers 01 Vanessa Miller
February 15, 2021 - 10:39am •
In the fall of 2020, the PSAC BC Regional Council passed a resolution supporting anti-racism education for PSAC BC members. We are happy to announce that an in-depth learning opportunity will be delivered in a three-part workshop series beginning on March 31, 2021 with Bakau Consulting (formerly Cicely Blain Consulting).
February 4, 2021 - 1:45pm •
Researchers at the University of Toronto are conducting a study on supporting employment for women who have experienced brain injuries as a result of domestic violence. They are looking to include labour perspectives in their study. Researchers would like to interview people who:  1)      can speak to what unions can do to support women workers who have experienced domestic violence; and/or 
February 1, 2021 - 2:08pm •
Note that members wishing to observe the 8th PSAC BC Regional Triennial Convention, which has been rescheduled for May 6-9, 2021 must register using the online form here by February 18 2021. Note that given that the Convention will now be held virtually registration fees have been waived, however PSAC BC is not responsible for any costs associated with the attendance of observers.
February 1, 2021 - 1:59pm •
Here is the REVP report (Coordinators were not required to provide a report to this meeting), meeting and teleconference call minutes, and meeting agenda presented at the January 2021 PSAC BC Regional Council meeting which was held virtually.
January 5, 2021 - 9:30am •
Thank you to all the members across B.C. that have stuck together and helped us get through an unforseen year of challenges. Looking forward to a healthier 2021 with COVID-19 under control and a strong "recovery" plan, we will be a healthier workforce and union. Please continue to take part in online opportunities such as training, webinars and union events that keep us connected and strong. As women's coordinator of the BC Region, my intention is to continue to focus on affordable child care, gender equity and support the members to the best of my ability.
December 20, 2020 - 3:25pm •
Friends, On behalf of the all the staff in the PSAC BC Region and the PSAC BC Regional Council, I wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday season. 2020 has not been an easy year. The pandemic has touched every part of our lives in many profound ways and will continue to do so for some time. Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but we must all continue to do our part to stop the spread of the virus.
December 16, 2020 - 4:24pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada BC Region stands in solidarity with farmers, labour activists and workers in India who continue their peaceful protest against new agricultural laws.  The proposed laws will deregulate agricultural markets and will effectively undermine the livelihoods of Indian farmers, opening them up to exploitation by large corporations.   With the majority of India’s population relying on agriculture as their main source of livelihood, the impact of these changes to Indian workers will be devastating. 
November 27, 2020 - 4:11pm •
Sisters, Brothers and Friends, We hope this new Convention Call will provide you with all the information you will need to register and participate in the 8th B.C. Regional Triennial Convention of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Our Convention will be held online, beginning Thursday, May 6 and concluding on Sunday, May 9.
November 27, 2020 - 2:41pm •
  Here is the REVP report, meeting and teleconference call minutes, and meeting agenda presented at the October 2020 PSAC BC Regional Council meeting which was held virtually.


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