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

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Health Team Meeting

    Metro Vancouver Alliance's (MVA) Health Care Team is having a strategy meeting this Saturday morning from 10-12 at Vancouver Community College (Clarke/Broadway campus) to explore next steps from our provincial accountability assembly where Horgan and Weaver agreed to develop a provincial partnership table to inform the development of 20 community governed/globally funded/primary health care-community health clinics. We will explore how to engage Horgan and Weaver in this work together.

    If you're interested in joining, please RSVP

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    Unifor in New Westminster, BC, Canada

    Transit Team Meeting

    Our transit team will be meeting to discuss our proposals for the Translink fare review, upcoming listening sessions, our fall transit forum and more! All members of MVA member institutions are welcome!  Join us. 

  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    West End Pinata Workshop

    This summer Gordon Neighbourhood House worked with MVA to simply the event permit process, making sure local groups could afford to get a permit and insurance to hold their events!  Saturday, October 28th we'll be celebrating the success of this project by making an MVA pinata at the last event of "Gordon Summer" 

    See details below!


    Looking for some hands-on fun? Come get crafty with Meaghan and Marisa!

    Saturday October 28th from 11-2 PM we're hosting a community pinata making workshop at Gordon Neighborhood House, get to know your neighbours while you tap into to your creative side! 

    Come learn step-by-step how to make your own pinata. Each participant will leave with his or her own pinata to take home or smash (what you do with it is up to you!) 

    Supplies are provided courtesy of the instructor (Meaghan), and we'll provide light snacks and refreshments.

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    To be determined

    Strengthening your Institution Training; building your core team

    MVA's purpose is to build leaders and strengthen organizations to have an impact for the common good. Much of the work we do happens in the core teams of our member institutions.  We know that the stronger our members and the more leaders who are trained and out there acting and building their experience, the more power we have as an alliance.  This training is meant to maximize the potential we have as leaders, organizations and as an alliance.

    MVA organizers are often asked the following questions from our members:

    • How do I take what I am learning in the research action teams back to strengthen my own organization?
    • I know listening to my members is a good thing, but how do I actually do it?
    • How do I make sure people in my organization know how they can get trained and involved with MVA?

    This training seeks to answer these questions for MVA members.  At MVA, a core team is made up of people from the same institution.  If you are from a member institution, you are part of a core team.

    At this training you will learn:

    • the purpose and functions of a MVA core team
    • how the core team helps us build power
    • how to identify potential leaders
    • what projects to work on as a core team
    • how to structure your team
    • next steps in building your team

    Don't forget to RSVP!


  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    To be determined in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Delegates Assembly

    MVA delegates will be meeting November 29, 2017 to review the year, do alliance business and ensure we are ready to keep up the momentum into 2018.  

    Each member organization is required to send a minimum of 2 delegates to the assembly.  A maximum of 10 are welcome. Each individual must RSVP on their own.

    Organizations interested in attending as observers are welcome if registered in advance, space permitting.

    If you are not sure who the delegates are for your organization, please email

    We have 5 event planning teams working on this event - including, communications, turnout, program, logistics and floor team. If you would like to build your skills as part of the assembly planning team please email  

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