November 20 is a day to honour and memorialize transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-trans violence, and an opportunity to raise awareness around the issues trans and gender non-conforming people continue to face.
PSAC is committed to recognizing and celebrating the contributions of union members from lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and transsexual communities
September 9, 2022
Canada has finally joined the ranks of countries around the world who have national action plans to support 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. With violence and hate crimes on the rise, it’s not a moment too soon.
August 24, 2022
At the 2022 PSAC National Triennial Convention, delegates voted to build a more inclusive, equitable, and representative union by updating our use of the acronym LGBTQ2+ to 2SLGBTQIA+.
August 8, 2022
PSAC welcomes new members from Queer Yukon Society (QYS) working throughout the Yukon in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Watson Lake. Officially incorporated in 2018, QYS employees work in community outreach, promoting and organizing programs and events for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies.
July 11, 2022
In national and international press coverage, words used to describe sexual harassment in Canada’s military include: “crisis,” “scourge,” and “broken.”
July 7, 2022
The summer’s Pride festivities are, for many, the first in-person celebrations in more than two years due to pandemic restrictions. And, while masking and distancing remain important public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the return of parades and festivals is a reason to dance.
June 1, 2022
The external review into Canada’s military released this week highlights the sheer magnitude of systemic violence and harassment which has impacted thousands of workers of the Canadian Armed Forces and PSAC civilian members at the Department of National Defence (DND).
April 28, 2022
With the Independent External Comprehensive Review of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces expected to be released next month, PSAC and the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) are expecting that the report and its recommendations will provide yet another urgently needed push towards concrete change and accountability in Canada’s military.
November 19, 2021
As violence against transgender people continues to persist at alarming levels, we must all learn to be better allies by helping end discrimination against trans people in their communities and workplaces. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an opportunity to do just that.
August 31, 2021
We invite all PSAC members to complete this brief online survey. Information provided will be used for PSAC analysis and for our submission to the Employment Equity Act taskforce.
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