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Regional Womens Committees

Welcome to the union!

Our Regional Women’s Committees are made up of women from many different components. We have a very open door and welcome anyone wanting to join us.

Get involved today! Contact the PSAC BC Women’s Coordinator Kelly Sidhu or PSAC Women’s Rep Monica Urrutia.

There are Regional Women’s Committees currently in the Southern Interior, Vancouver, Prince George, and Vancouver Island.

For meeting dates and times, contact your local Women’s Committee, or check the upcoming events page.

BC Regional Women’s Committee Contact Info

Southern Interior (formerly Okanagan) RWC Co-Chairs: Jeanne Olineck and Karen Sutton - Committee contact email: PSACBC-RWC-SouthernInterior@psac-afpc.com

Prince George RWC Chairperson: Sherel Sandhu - Committee contact email: PSACBC-RWC-NorthEast@psac-afpc.com

Vancouver RWC Co-Chairs: Zita Lambert, Reena Birk - Committee contact email: PSACBC-RWC-Vancouver@psac-afpc.com

Vancouver Island RWC Co-Chairs: Karolyn Jones and Kristina MacLean - Committee contact email: PSACBC-RWC-VancouverIsland@psac-afpc.com

Scroll down for the latest news and information of interest to PSAC BC women, click on the headline for the full post ...

February 26, 2021 - 9:21am •
Thank you to all the members that attended a 2021 Women’s Committee AGM. We all know 2021 is going to be a challenging year given we have the pandemic in addition to all we are already working toward.
February 9, 2021 - 2:47pm •
Here is an archive of the BC Southern Interior (formerly Okanagan) Regional Womens Committee meeting minutes.
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 
January 29, 2021 - 11:00pm •
Here is an archive of the Vancouver Island (formerly Victoria) Regional Womens Committee meeting minutes. 
January 10, 2021 - 12:35pm •
Here is an archive of the Northern (formerly Prince George) Regional Womens Committee meeting minutes.
January 4, 2021 - 2:53pm •
As part of the End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial which took place on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the PSAC Vancouver Island Regional Women’s Committee gathered financial donations from members, Locals and Branches and the community towards local women's organisations. In total the Committee raised $3650 and donated $1825 to both the Victoria Women's Transition House Society and the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre.
December 17, 2020 - 2:30pm •
As part of the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, the PSAC Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee launched the SOS: Supporting Our Sisters campaign, designed to assist women who are facing homelessness or require support through transition houses. Committee members gathered donations themselves and through their community networks and Locals (special thanks to Local 20937) and delivered them to women’s organizations in North Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey, and Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.  
December 16, 2020 - 10:14am •
Thank you to the almost 200 PSAC BC women who responded to our COVID-19 and Women survey. We sincerely appreciate your openness in sharing of your experiences during this challenging time. The responses are being reviewed to best inform the BC Region’s women’s program for 2021.
December 10, 2020 - 1:58pm •
This year, during the holiday season, PSAC's North East Regional Women’s Committee created care kits for women and their families in two cities: Prince George and Prince Rupert. They gathered critical items for local organizations that will certainly be put to good use. While organizing and distributing the kits looked a bit different this year, the hardwork and dedication of these women and their supporters remain steadfast! Thank you to everyone who participated!
December 8, 2020 - 1:28pm •
On Sunday December 6th, the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Montreal massacre and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the PSAC the PSAC Vancouver Island Regional Women's Committee hosted a moving and powerful End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial. The Committee would like to thank everyone who participated and everyone who made a donation towards local women's organizations, and is pleased to share one of the videos that they created for the event.

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Upcoming Regional Womens Committees Events

Southern Interior Regional Women’s Committee meeting September 2, 2021 • Southern Interior
Southern Interior Regional Women’s Committee meeting December 5, 2021 • Southern Interior

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