Events

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

  • Monday, December 18, 2017 at 06:30 PM · 18 rsvps
    PSAC Office in Burnaby, BC, Canada

    MVA's Winter Holiday Potluck

    MVA members have a lot to celebrate as 2017 comes to a close. 

    Join us Monday, Dec 18th for our winter holiday potluck social featuring Tracey's famous hot apple cider!

    Hope to see you there!

  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    South Van Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Social Inclusion Team Meeting

    Join the South Van Social Inclusion Team for the monthly team meeting - Jan. 11th, 5-7pm at South Vancouver Neighbourhood house. The date may change to Jan. 10th depending on availability of South Vancouver Neighbourhood House.

    Please bring something to share for the potluck dinner.

    New members always welcome.

    This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

     

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    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!

     

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 3 rsvps
    Location to be determined in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Delegates Assembly

    MVA delegates will be meeting January 30, 2018 to kick off the new year, do alliance business and ensure we are ready to keep up our momentum through 2018.  

    We will be spending a portion of this assembly on civic academies and how they can be used to build power around a specific issue.

    Each member organization is requested to send between 2 and 10 delegates to the assembly. Each individual must RSVP themselves.

    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 info@metvanalliance.org.

    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 info@metvanalliance.org.  

  • Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 12:30 PM through February 04, 2018
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Leadership Institute

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

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12:30-5pm and Sunday February 4th from 1-5pm (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: $75 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.

     

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Vancouver Community College in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Community Clinic Civic Academy

    Join VCC School of Nursing and MVA's Health team for a Civic Academy on Community Health Clinics. More info to come!

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

    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
    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
    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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