Gender equity: What it means to be inclusive

PSAC’s Gender Equity Task Force was created to examine women’s representation on all leadership bodies within the union. In response to their findings, the task force developed a report with recommendations to help pave the way to a more inclusive and united PSAC.

Women have multiple identities that are complex and interconnected, and uniquely shape each of their lived experiences. In working for systemic change, PSAC recognizes that barriers to participation are not the same for all women. We are committed to shifting the culture, programs and practices of our union to make it more inclusive. 

Tackling the systemic issues identified by women members of PSAC will not only shift the way we organize within the union, but also change the face of elected leadership bodies to better reflect the needs and interests of PSAC’s membership.

In this video, PSAC-CEIU member Anika Peterson-Deeprose explains what inclusion means to her, as a queer woman and young worker. 

Read the Gender Equity Task Force report to find out more about what we’re doing to make our union more inclusive.

This video is part of a series developed for PSAC’s National Women’s Conference, September 23-26, 2021. The conference brings together women activists from across the country to network and learn from each other, so they can fight for a more equitable future.

September 22, 2021