Anti-Harassment Initiatives Fund

Harassment, in all its forms has no place in YOUR workplace or OUR union. At PSAC we know that every member is entitled to be free from both discrimination and harassment.

Unlike conflict, harassment is one sided, with an imbalance of power or strength. Harassment is often founded in discrimination and can be based on age, sex, colour, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, marital status, family status, criminal record, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, social and economic class or political belief.

In order to actively fight harassment, PSAC has created the Anti-Harassment Initiative Fund. We are providing resources of up to $25,000 per initiative for locals, DCLs, area councils, regional committee, regional councils and components to tackle all forms of harassment. Applications are limited to one/cycle by the submitting body.

This fund should not be used to substitute employers’ obligations and responsibilities under any legislation, such as required joint training on health and safety.

How to make a request

To make a request, an executive representative of the submitting body must present an initiative to increase awareness and to fight harassment from a union perspective.

Here are some examples of qualifying initiatives:

  • Campaign materials
  • Developing or tailoring national campaign materials
  • Resources to carry out the campaign
  • Education/training
  • Developing and/or adapting anti-harassment training such as courses, webinars, etc.
  • Resources to deliver training
  • Sponsoring events
  • Sponsoring/co-sponsoring events such as forums and/or guest speakers and costs related with community or advocacy organizations
  • Membership participation
  • Funding for members to participate in any planned anti-harassment initiatives such as leave without pay, per diems, travel, accommodations

When and how to make a submission

Submitting body

Submitting to

Submission time

Local, DCL, area council and regional committee

The applicable Regional Executive Vice-President

At least eight weeks prior to the next NBoD meeting

Component and regional council

PSAC National Executive Vice-President

At least eight weeks prior to the next NBoD meeting

Proposal, approval and implementation

If the initiative meets the fund’s criteria, the NBoD will then review and approve the proposal.

For questions and further details about the Anti-Harassment Initiative Fund, please contact the Programs Section.

For more information and access to the application form, consult the Anti-Harassment Initiatives Fund document.



April 14, 2021