We are an alliance of diverse organizations fighting for the common good.
Our organizations include community associations, unions, multi-faith congregations and environmental groups. We know we must collaborate to tackle the issues we face today.
MVA is a local affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, an international not-for-profit Saul Alinsky founded that has helped communities organizer for justice for over 80 years. MVA is one of 14 regional affiliates in the IAF Northwest.
We recognize that MVA conducts its business on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
We are committed to respectfully and appropriately engaging with those First Nations communities and governments in regional strategies, decision-making, and shared interests.
The Story of MVA
This video, produced in the spring of 2014, just before our Founding Assembly, explains the IAF model and goes into a bit of background about how MVA came to be. We've come a long way since then!