LGBT

PSAC is committed to recognizing and celebrating the contributions of union members from lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and transsexual communities

August 25, 2017
Public Services and Procurement Canada has introduced a new guide to support trans employees. The new guidelines, which were developed in consultation with PSAC and other unions, are the first of their kind in the federal government.
July 26, 2017
9.What’s in a name? Words have been used to shame us and to marginalize us. And words are now used to reclaim our experiences, and make our reality visible. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Two-Spirited, intersex:  this workshop will explore how participants identify and why. Different generations have claimed different names: together we will explore our shared history and discuss our common ground. Handouts
June 19, 2017
This progress update outlines the Task Force’s key observations that will shape a framework and action plan to address the Task Force’s work before it issues its final report in fall 2017.
June 15, 2017
PSAC celebrates the news that the Senate has finally adopted Bill C-16, which will enshrine trans rights into Canadian law. Bill C-16 finally passed the Senate on June 15, after passing the House of Commons in October 2016. “This represents a huge step forward in defense of trans peoples’ right to work in an environment where they are respected and protected against prejudice and hate,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
May 30, 2017
PSAC is committed to advancing the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Canada. PSAC fights for human rights Unions have been powerful forces for equality and justice in the workplace, and have made significant gains for GLBT workers in Canada.
May 16, 2017
May 17 is marked worldwide as the day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. PSAC stands in solidarity with our GLBT members against all forms of hatred and prejudice.
May 10, 2017
Please join us in asking the Senate to support Bill C-16
May 10, 2017
Submission to the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code by the Public Service Alliance of Canada April, 2017 PDF Version
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!
May 2, 2017
PSAC’s 2017 National Equity Conference was held last March in Toronto, where delegates from five equity groups held workshops, passed resolution and elected delegates to PSAC’s Triennial Convention. Here are some photos from the event. For more photos from the conference, please visit our Flickr gallery.  

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