ITUC // Trade Union Development Projects Directory

For trade unions, development cooperation is a part of our commitment to fight poverty, promote sustainable social development and improve working and living conditions for all.


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Formed in 1966, the Public Service Alliance of Canada is one of Canada’s largest unions. It represents more than 172,000 people from coast to coast to coast, the PSAC also represents people who work abroad in embassies and consulates.

The PSAC strives to enhance its members’ quality of life and has been at the front of a variety of significant and successful campaigns for workplace and human rights, including the struggle for equal pay, enhanced workplace health and safety and the rights of same sex spouses.

The PSAC’s membership is diverse and growing.

The majority of PSAC members work for the federal government and its agencies.

A growing number of PSAC members work for private sector enterprises and in the broader public sector including universities, women’s shelters and others.

The PSAC is also a strong presence in Canada’s north, representing workers employed by some municipalities and the Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories governments.

The PSAC is working to achieve a compassionate and inclusive society free of sexism, racism, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination.

PSAC is committed defending access to quality public services, and to social justice through emergency relief funding anti poverty and development work both in Canada and around the world.