Events

A list of upcoming meetings, events & training opportunities. RSVP and let us know you're coming!

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    VCC's Primary Health Care World Cafe

    Come join us at VCC for a light lunch, guest speakers, and presentations from VCC nursing students on the health promotion work they have been engaged in, in collaboration with diverse community partners. We'll then engage in conversations across dialogue tables to explore ways that we can collectively advocate for developing our health care system in a way that supports people to thrive in their communities. 

    The Vancouver Community College’s annual Primary Health Care World Cafe is on Wednesday, Feb 21st from noon to 3:30 at VCC Clarke Broadway campus; 1st Floor event space overlooking mountains in the Health Sciences Building (Building B).

    Program Schedule
    1200-1230 Light lunch and networking
    1230-1:15 Guest speakers: Alisha Maxfield, Exchange: Inner City: Economic Justice and City of Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy
    Colleen Fuller, Reach Community Health Centre/Metro Vancouver Alliance Health Team: 20 Globally Funded Primary Health Care Centres by 2020: Opportunities for Advocacy
    1:15-2:40 Community dialogue sessions
    2:40-3:00 Coffee
    3:00-3:30 Closing insights
    With recognition that this event is taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory

    For more information contact Shari Laliberte slaliberte@vc.ca

     

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 at 04:30 PM
    Corner of Arbor Ave and Matheson Cres in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Intergenerational Sidewalk Walk

    Please join us for an Intergenerational Walk - Looking at the sidewalks in South East Vancouver! We'll meet at the corner of Arbor and Matheson (Champlain Heights) on Friday, February 23rd at 4:30, RAIN OR SHINE (We should be finished by about 6:00).

    Bring a flashlight in case it gets dark early!

    How to get there:  Skytrain - Get off at Joyce Street Skytrain Station and take the 26 bus (29th Avenue) to Arbor, just off Boundary Road We will meet at the corner of Arbor and Matheson

    Click here for a map: Arbor Ave and Matheson Cres

    Make a difference, one step at a time!

    See you there!

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 03:00 PM through April 27, 2018 · 3 rsvps

    2018 Regional Training

    Join MVA and leaders from our sister organizations across the region for a 5 day intensive leadership training in Canby, Oregon.

     

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM through May 16, 2018 · 1 rsvp
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Leadership Institute

    Please join Metro Vancouver Alliance members at our 2-Day Leadership Institute

    May 15th & 16th - 10am-3pm Registration begins at 9:30am.  (We start and end on time!)

    This two day training is for those who share an interest in strengthening civil society and working together for the common good. Part of the training experience will be working with other community leaders from diverse institutions on the universals of broad based community organizing.

    The institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 70 years of organizing experience.

    The topics include:

    • Why organize? examining the history and traditions of our labour, faith, community and educational organizations.
    • The fundamental organizing skills - individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action.
    • Strengthening our institutions - systematically engaging people in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective.
    • Problems vs. issues - moving from general problems to concrete, winnable issues. Using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.

    Cost

    • Participants from MVA member organizations: FREE
    • Participants NOT from MVA organizations: $50 for the weekend (to be applied to future membership dues). Bursaries available.
    • Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

    Registration:

    •  Please register to secure your seat.  Please email info@metvanalliance.org if you have any questions or dietary restrictions or require other accommodations.
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    To be determined in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA 2018 AGM

    Please join us for the Metro Vancouver Alliance 2018 Annual General Meeting and Delegates’ Assembly.  We will be holding elections for the MVA Board and welcoming new and long-standing member organizations. Please RSVP to attend.

    The AGM will review MVA’s active and eventful year campaigning on affordable housing, income justice, accessible transit and social inclusion.

    Help MVA take action on this agenda and plan for the year to come.

     

  • Friday, November 02, 2018 at 07:00 PM through November 03, 2018
    Location to be determined in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Leadership Institute

    Please join Metro Vancouver Alliance members at our 2-Day Leadership Institute

    Friday, November 2, 2018 7-9pm & Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:30-4pm (We start and end on time!)

    This two day training is for those who share an interest in strengthening civil society and working together for the common good. Part of the training experience will be working with other community leaders from diverse institutions on the universals of broad based community organizing.

    The institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 70 years of organizing experience.

    The topics include:

    • Why organize? examining the history and traditions of our labour, faith, community and educational organizations.
    • The fundamental organizing skills - individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action.
    • Strengthening our institutions - systematically engaging people in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective.
    • Problems vs. issues - moving from general problems to concrete, winnable issues. Using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.

    Cost

    • Participants from MVA member organizations: FREE
    • Participants NOT from MVA organizations: $50 for the weekend (to be applied to future membership dues). Bursaries available.
    • Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

    Registration:

    •  Please register to secure your seat.  Please email info@metvanalliance.org if you have any questions or dietary restrictions or require other accommodations.

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