MVA's November Update

Our largest Leadership Training yet!

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Over 60 people from from 34 labour, faith community and educational organizations attended Metro Vancouver Alliance's Community Leadership Training on November 7th and 8th. The training explored the basic principles and tools of community organizing, giving participants a chance to listen to each others stories and find common ground.

Peggy Trendell-Jenson of St. Clements Anglican Church said she found it "energizing to have conversations outside of the usual day/job work milieu. It's so easy to stay in one's "bubble" and so important to step out of it on regular basis."

Jennifer Kimberley of Surrey Teachers Association said she  welcomed the chance to work collaboratively with non-labour groups on issues of interest beyond her own organization.

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Support our RouteSpeak project!

Members of MVA's Transit Campaign Action Team will be presenting on our RouteSpeak project at Vancouver SOUP - a public crowdfunding dinner that supports people who are making positive changes in our city - on November 16th at Groundswell Cafe in Vancouver.

A crowdfunding dinner?

  • Projects that need funding pitch their ideas on how to make Vancouver a better, friendlier, or more sustainable city.
  • You attend the dinner for an evening of food, fun, conversation, and grassroots democracy. A $10 minimum donation gets you in the door.
  • The project with the most votes gets the money raised for the night.

Do you want to connect with your neighbours? Do you want to learn about and support projects making positive change in Vancouver? Join us for a fun evening of good food, good conversation, and voting for community-building projects (including ours!). Find out more and RSVP at

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