Since the founding assembly in 2014 the Metro Vancouver Alliance has grown by leaps and bounds. This year, for the first time ever, the International Areas Foundation Northwest Regional Leadership Training was held in Canada - right here in BC - hosted by the Metro Vancouver Alliance.
39 activists from Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton and Brisbane, Australia, participated in training from February 5th - 9th at Capilano University to gain a thorough understanding of the organizing practices and principles developed by Industrial Areas Foundation member organizations over its 74-year history.
We had a goal to financially support five promising leaders from the Vancouver area to attend the training, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate. Thanks to your generous contribution, and the generosity of others, we’re happy to report that the MVA was able to provide full or partial training scholarships to 6 local leaders to attend the regional training!
This would not have been possible without you. This training is critical to equip the next generation of leaders and organizers - leaders who will build community and pursue change for the common good.
Not only have you supported promising community leaders, but you’ve provided a foundation for the MVA to continue our success building relationships across diverse communities for the common good.
Our sincerest thanks and appreciation,
Deborah Littman, MVA Lead Organizer Mark Friesen, Chair, Fundraising Committee