latest news & announcements

Affordable Child Care

Clericus Maximus's picture

On Tuesday October 14, 2014 the New Democrates revealed Thomas Mulcairs Affordable Child Care plan.

The NDP's plan would build on the successful childcare model from Quebec. Research from Economist Pierre Fortin shows that affordable childcare in Quebec helped 70,000 mothers join the workforce and boosted the economy by $1.75 for every dollar invested by the government

Blood Shortages

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The Canadian Blood Services  (CBS) is experiencing a shortage of blood and is appealing to all Canadians to donate.

As a member of the CBS' Partners for Life program the coordinator for the Kingston AreaCouncil's PSACares- Blood Drives, br. Paul Chaves, received the below press release:

Black Ribbon Campaign

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Although, the needs of Veterans are increasing, as of March 2013, Veterans Affairs was serving 212,199 clients. There are 570,000 more veterans who are not clients and may not be aware of the programs and services available to them, the conservative government steadily has been reducing services to our veterans. 

Banking

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Original resolution asAt the 2014 PSAC Ontario Triennial Convention a resolution (left)was passed requiring PSAC Ontario to switch its banking from the current comercial banking to banking with a Credit Union.

The recommendation of non concurrence was defeated and triggered the motion of changing the reommendation to concurrence.

Subsequently delegates to the 2014 PSAC Ontario convention passed the motion with the recommendation of concurrence .

Political Action Dinner

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The Canada Employment and Immigration Union, the Union of National Defence Employees, the Union of Solicitor General Employees, and the Union of Veteran's Affairs Employees invite all PSAC members in the Kingston area and their guests to attend a special dinner, and talk with PSAC National President Robyn Benson at 6pm on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

End Violence Against Women

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The number of women who have experienced violence is incomprehensible.  Each year the number of women that fall victim to violence grows and that is needless and unacceptable.  Most people know someone who has been a victim of violence whether they know it or not.  If you work in an office with 3-4 other women chances are one of you has been the victim of violence at one time or another.

2013 Ontario Regional Women's Conference

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The theme this year was Reach, Mobilize and Get Involved.It was a wonderful experience to be surrounded by such committed, professional women who really want to make our world just a little bit better for everyone.In addition to a very productive and enlightening conference we strived to give back a little to our community, we raised $760 for the Dec 6 Fund, over $200 for adopt a family, and we had a 50/50 draw with the proceeds going to Barriere Lake, half of the money was $170 and the sister that won generously donated her winnings back making a total contribution of $340 to Barriere Lake