BCNU's Human Rights and Equity Committee - founded in 2005 - helps organize and
guide our equity caucuses and networks. These groups promote the profile and voice
of BCNU members from communities that have endured historic and systemic discrimination
The establishment of BCNU's four equity caucuses is guided by principles enshrined
in the Human Rights Code of British Columbia and the pro-active policies initiated
by unions and other progressive organizations around the world. These principles
and policies speak to the necessity of enhancing the voice and place of members
of certain communities who have been the subject of historic and systemic discrimination
BCNU enhances the voice and place of its members who have experienced such discrimination
Aboriginal Leadership Circle, the
Workers of Colour Caucus,
Workers with Disabilities Caucus, and the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Caucus.
An additional caucus, the
Men in Nursing Group, was established as a way of recognizing the challenges
which men may face as they enter a profession that has been shaped and circumscribed
historically by patriarchal gender norms.
In addition the Committee provides support to, and advocates on behalf of
internationally educated nurses."
All members can contribute to these efforts to build a more inclusive union, whether
through participation in a caucus/network they identify with, or by
working as an ally in support of the caucuses' work.
Caucuses & Networks
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