More than ever it’s clear we need a government that will make social and economic gender equity a national priority and put women at the forefront of a pandemic recovery that leaves no one behind.
PSAC is committed to recognizing and celebrating the contributions of union members from lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and transsexual communities
August 26, 2021
August 19, 2021
PSAC is happy to share our first ever Pride playlist, featuring songs by LGBTQ2+ artists and allies that celebrate queer lives, queer experiences, and queer activism.
June 16, 2021
PSAC proudly joins our members across the country in celebrating Pride this summer. While we may not be able to march together this year, the fierce spirit of Pride lives on in virtual events hosted coast to coast to coast celebrating the resiliency and perseverance of LGBTQ2+ communities.
May 14, 2021
Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing On May 17th and every day, we fight for justice as a global issue, resisting, supporting and healing together. Gains made in the fight for LGBTQ2+ rights over the past few decades are fragile, and the work towards an inclusive and equitable future continues. Canada’s labour movement must be at the forefront of the fight to protect the rights of LGBTQ2+ communities. We cannot be strong as a labour movement unless we are strong in all our communities and in ourselves.
February 18, 2021
PSAC strongly encourages members to take part in Statistics Canada’s public consultation on gender identity and sexual orientation. This year, the agency plans to expand its data-gathering to include broader definitions of gender and sexual orientation to reflect a more diverse and representative Canada.
December 10, 2020
International Human Rights Day is a day to celebrate and recommit to advancing human rights here at home and globally. Seventy-two years ago, on December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of Human Rights. It was a revolutionary document for the times.
November 20, 2020
Today, we mourn trans, two-spirit, non-binary and gender non-conforming people who have lost their lives to transphobia. November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) which began in 1999 by trans advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a trans woman who was murdered in 1998. On this day, PSAC mourns the loss of those who were loving partners, parents, family members, friends and community members.
August 28, 2020
The Public Service Alliance of Canada has been awarded the 2020 Fighting Oppression Award by the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) for our 2019 campaign Towards Inclusion.
May 29, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread, its impact has been hard hitting especially for vulnerable populations.
May 15, 2020
May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. Today, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) recommits itself to fighting against the oppression, discrimination and harassment faced by the LGBTQ2+ community.