Category Archives: Member Resources

Federal Court ruling on family status accommodation: what this means for you

The Federal Court last week upheld a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations. The ruling means that the employer has the obligation to find workable solutions on a case-by-case basis … Continue reading

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What are compassionate care benefits?

The text below has been copied from the Service Canada Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits publication One of the most difficult times for anyone is when a loved one is dying or at risk of death. The demands of caring … Continue reading

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Mental Health Strategies – Videos

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace has a website that contains a lot of helpful and interesting information on creating mental health strategies in the workplace. The link below features a number of short videos that … Continue reading

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Employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations

Adapted from the PSAC website posting of February 4, 2013 entitled: Federal court upholds Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision on family status accommodation The Federal Court has upheld a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal saying that employers cannot … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival Guide

While most of us really enjoy the holiday season, it can bring significant amounts of stress. Let’s face it: between the parties, the baking, the holiday cards (complete with pictures and newsy letters) and finding the perfect gifts for everyone, we place pretty heavy demands on ourselves.
This year, you can make it a point to enjoy the holidays more by simplifying some of the work, while maintaining what makes the holidays special: the love.
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Building Blocks For Life

By Jackie Lee Agnew Career Coaching: 9 Key Things I Tell Clients Looking for a New Career!

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Developing Resilience Overcoming and Growing from Setbacks

Resilience (or resiliency) is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned. Resilient people don’t wallow or dwell on failures; they acknowledge the situation, learn from their mistakes, and then move forward. Continue reading

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Missing a lot of work lately? Absenteeism can be risky business…

People need time away from work due to illness, to enjoy family vacations, to care for loved ones who need them, and for a number of other reasons.  Thanks to our collective agreements with the Government of Canada, members are … Continue reading

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Notice of Contact Changes During Summer Holidays

Notice of Contact Changes During Summer Holidays: Please note that members with urgent matters between August 10 and 28th, 2012 should contact Jason Hubert, Vice President of Local 70713 at (phone # 613-998-7633).

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What to Do Before You Snap

By Jackie Agnew Today we live in a fast-paced society that seems to be placing more and more demands on us with each passing year. People are hurrying everywhere, and they’re often rude and short-tempered. Many people are experiencing financial … Continue reading

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