SENT ON BEHALF OF MARIANNE HLADUN:
I hope this message finds you well and safe.
We know that it is challenging to stay connected with your union right now and sometimes you may not know who is there to support you. On behalf of PSAC Prairies, I would like to draw your attention to a new voluntary and confidential self-declaration form on our website. The new feature is intended to provide a safe and welcoming avenue for equity seeking members and young workers to reach out.
At the 2021 PSAC Prairies convention, equity representatives were elected for Indigenous Peoples, Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, LGBTQ2+, Regional Womens Committees and Young Workers. These elected representatives want to hear from you.
On the page, you will find information on each of your representatives and a form to voluntarily self-declare. We are hoping to build, elevate and support the voices and experiences of members from equity seeking groups and young workers.
It is through support, networking, and connection that we can feel supported, heard, and ensures we, as a union, can grow and meaningfully address systemic barriers. Barriers that may be preventing participation but also provide a safe space to possibly voice your lived experiences and to aide in our collective work to create a more inclusive union in our workplaces and broader community.
Your elected representatives would love to get to know you and let you know about exciting networking events, opportunities for relationship building and support. Please also feel free to reach out directly to your reps through their emails which are also provided on the page.
Thank you for your time.