Programs Section

February 5, 2018
Alberta The law in Alberta states that you shall refuse all unsafe work if you believe there is an imminent danger (that is not normal for the occupation or activity) to yourself or others caused by a tool, appliance, equipment or work procedure at the worksite, according to Section 35 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Here’s how you can refuse unsafe work:
February 5, 2018
Federal When you have “reasonable cause to believe there is a danger” you may refuse to work under the Canada Labour Code, Part II. In order to do this, you must notify your employer of your refusal and the safety reasons for the refusal. The employer must then investigate in your presence, unless you decline to participate.
December 19, 2017
15 December 2017 The Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor Minister of Health 70 Colombine Driveway Tunney's Pasture K1A 0K9 Dear Minister Taylor: RE: Blood donation ban for gay men I am writing today to urge you to end the ban on blood, organ and bone marrow donations from men who have sex with men.
November 9, 2017
Escaping family violence shouldn't mean a loss of pay 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.
August 9, 2017
The National Equity Conferences, that took place in Toronto from March 24 to 28, 2017, held a number of workshops. The participants received handouts that are now available for download.
July 27, 2017
13.Child care: making it a reality Child care is the ramp to women’s equality. PSAC sisters were instrumental in making child care an election issue. Now we have to ensure that the federal government and the provincial and territorial governments make this a reality. This workshop will provide hands-on tools and training for effective lobbying and help participants develop convincing arguments. Together, we can transform our vision for child care into a reality for all families, in all communities across the country.
June 21, 2017
This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Indigenous People of Turtle Island, however, will have quite a different perspective of this anniversary.
June 13, 2017
PSAC’s national campaign for a high-quality universal child care system is even more pressing with today’s release of the federal-provincial-territorial framework agreement on early learning and child care. “We have to continue to push, working with the entire child care movement and sector, because what was announced today is not good enough and does not live up to the Liberal Party’s electoral promise to negotiate a framework agreement to make high quality affordable child care for all a reality,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
May 10, 2017
Canada’s Senate is about to make a decision on whether to extend important human rights protections to Canada’s trans communities. You can help. Please take 5 minutes to voice your support for this legislation by phoning at least one member of the Senate Committee which will soon decide this legislation’s fate!
April 27, 2017
Asian Heritage Month was first officially recognized in December 2001, when the Canadian Senate adopted the month of May as Asian Heritage Month.

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