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Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization

In 2021 we will be facilitating decolonization workshops led by Indigenous leaders and elders. Participants will wrestle with the role settler people and institutions play in maintaining systems that disadvantage Indigenous people.   

Institutional Relationship Building

We are developing relationships with diverse organizations. As we reorganize, we are identifying leaders who wish to participate in the alliance. With this base we will hire a lead organizer in fall 2021.

 

We organize for meaningful change

MVA is a diverse network of organizations across Vancouver working together

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About Us

Our organizations include community associations, unions, multi-faith congregations and environmental groups. We know we must collaborate to tackle the issues we face today.

Metro Vancouver Alliance is a local affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), an international non-profit that has helped communities organize for over 80 years. MVA is one of 14 regional affiliates in the IAF Northwest. 

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that MVA conducts its business on the territory of the Musquem, 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.

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MVA Training (September 24-25)

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 06:00 PM

Community organizing legend Ernesto Cortes will be teaching key principles for building public relationships and taking effective action towards ch... RSVP