Racially Visible Action Committee

The Racially Visible Action Committee (RVAC) is made up of visible minority Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members who have come together to focus on the elimination of racism and to ensure a system free from discrimination as well as one that is committed to fairness and mutual respect.


Co-Chair – Sandra Griffith Bonaparte
Co-Chair – Edith Nganga
Secretary – Antoine Gomis
Treasurer – Luisa Mendez Gonzalez
Vice-President of Communication – Rasha Alnaqeeb
Ontario Federation of Labour Representative – Noha Haydari




The RVAC began with an idea in November, 1989 in the National Capital Region and became a formal organization by February, 1990, conducting special events to raise awareness about racism. In 1991, a similar group was formed in Toronto and later, in Calgary


Participation in the RVAC is open to all visible minority members of the Public Service Alliance. The Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. at 233 Gilmour Street.


For more information about the PSAC-NCR RVAC committee please email: rvac@psac-afpc.com

Records of Decisions / Minutes…

RVAC January Minutes – January 2024

RVAC Meeting Minutes – September 2023

RVAC Meeting Minutes – August 2023


What are Human Rights »

Terms of Reference


RVAC – Black History Month celebration

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM

The Racially Visible Action Committee will be holding a virtual Black History Month celebration on February 29th at 5:45PM. Register now!


International Human Rights Day Celebration

340 Maclarens Ave, Suite 2, Ottawa, ON. Conference room A

December 10th 5:00 to 7:00 pm, -

The Racially Visible Action Committee (RVAC) is thrilled to invite you to the International Human Rights Day Celebration. A light refreshment…