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Human Rights and Equity

​​​​​​​​​​​We want all members to feel welcome in BCNU. We`re stronger together when everyone feels free to participate and get involved. Through the work of the Human Rights and Equity Committee, we work to enhance the voice and place of our members who have experienced historic and systemic discrimination and marginalization.

Our four equity caucus groups include the  Indigenous Leadership Circle, the LGBTQ Caucus, the Mosaic of Colour Caucus, and the Workers with Disabilities Caucus. They were established according to the same principles of the Human Rights Code of BC. They recognize the need to support members who may feel less welcome and find participation more difficult, by giving them a space to speak freely about issues that matter to them. As a result, these members are empowered and often become more active in the union. 

The Committee also helps internationally-educated nurses​, and assists other groups of union members organize their own networks. To date, BCNU supports the Men in Nursing Group,  and the Young Nurses' Network

Human Rights and Equity Conference

Every year BCNU hosts an annual human rights and equity conference, open to all members, with the intention of developing attendees' self-awareness as members of their broader communities within the context of their practice. Renowned authors, academics and thought leaders come to share their ideas, research and shared personal experiences with conference participants, and foster conversation and self-reflection. Interested in attending? Watch this page for event details.

Updated: 12/10/2019 10:14 AM

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