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

    What Civil Society Leaders need to know about PR

    Join MVA members for conversation with Seth Klein on what civil society leaders need to know about the upcoming proportional representation referendum.

    Seth Klein is the founding Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in BC.  Seth’s research deals primarily with welfare policy, poverty, inequality and economic security. A social activist for over 30 years and a former teacher, Seth holds a BA in international relations, a BEd from the University of Toronto and an MA in political science from Simon Fraser University.

    Seth is a past co-chair of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, an advisory board member for the Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance, and an advisor and instructor for Next Up, a leadership program for young people committed to social and environmental justice. 

    Location to be announced.

  • Friday, November 02, 2018 at 07:00 PM through November 03, 2018 · 17 rsvps
    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: $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.
  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    VDLC in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Labour Caucus

    MVA labour organizations are gathering on November 8th to explore how to map our memberships, connect with our members, identify future activists, and strengthen our labour culture within MVA.

    Join us at VDLC on Nov 8th from 6-8pm.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    TBD in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    How to Raise Money for Anything Workshop

    10am-12pm Training for MVA organizations on How to Raise Money for Anything with Bob Connolly.

    This training will support leaders in developing the MVA individual donor campaign to fund MVA organizing.  Through participating in this workshop and individual donor campaign launch, MVA members will learn how to fund projects within their organizations.

    There will be a workshop following on Finances for Congregational leaders from 1-3pm.  Please RSVP separately for the 2nd workshop.

    Bob Connolly is the co-owner of The James Company, a fundraising consulting firm which has worked with congregations and non-profit organizations in 23 states. In the past 30 years, The James Company has served 1600 clients who have raised over $1 billion. Bob is a former IAF organizer who has worked in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Buffalo, and Madison, WI. Bob is now semi-retired and serves as a volunteer leader and organizer for Common Ground, the IAF affiliate in Milwaukee WI.

    Free for MVA members; $100 for non-members

    Registration required.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    TBD in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    How to Raise Money for Anything Workshop

    10am-12pm Training for MVA organizations on How to Raise Money for Anything with Bob Connolly.

    This training will support leaders in developing the MVA individual donor campaign to fund MVA organizing.  Through participating in this workshop and individual donor campaign launch, MVA members will learn how to fund projects within their organizations.

    There will be a workshop following on Finances for Congregational leaders from 1-3pm.  Please RSVP separately for the 2nd workshop.

    Bob Connolly is the co-owner of The James Company, a fundraising consulting firm which has worked with congregations and non-profit organizations in 23 states. In the past 30 years, The James Company has served 1600 clients who have raised over $1 billion. Bob is a former IAF organizer who has worked in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Buffalo, and Madison, WI. Bob is now semi-retired and serves as a volunteer leader and organizer for Common Ground, the IAF affiliate in Milwaukee WI.

    Free for MVA members; $100 for non-members

    Registration required.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 at 01:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    TBD in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Congregational Finance Workshop

     

    This training will support leaders in developing their congregational finance plans and ability to discuss finances with congregations. 

    There will be a workshop preceding on How to Raise Money for Anything with Bob Connolly from 10am-12pm.  Through participating in this workshop and individual donor campaign launch, MVA members will learn how to fund projects within their organizations. Please RSVP separately for the morning workshop.

    Bob Connolly is the co-owner of The James Company, a fundraising consulting firm which has worked with congregations and non-profit organizations in 23 states. In the past 30 years, The James Company has served 1600 clients who have raised over $1 billion. Bob is a former IAF organizer who has worked in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Buffalo, and Madison, WI. Bob is now semi-retired and serves as a volunteer leader and organizer for Common Ground, the IAF affiliate in Milwaukee WI.

    Free for MVA members; $100 for non-members

    Registration required.

  • Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    #400 - 287 Nelson's Court in New Westminster, BC, Canada

    TransLink Board Meeting

    MVA members are encouraged to attend these meetings and speak to our campaigns. Please register at least 2 days in advance: https://www.translink.ca/About-Us/Governance-and-Board/Board-of-Directors/Board-Meetings.aspx

    If you would like to make a statement to the board on MVA's behalf, email info@metvanalliance.org and we will work with you on your statement.

    Let us know if you plan to attend by RSVPing to this event.

    Upcoming TransLink Board Meetings:
    Date Time Location
    March 29, 2018 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. #400 - 287 Nelson's Court
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 0E7
    June 21, 2018 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. #400 - 287 Nelson's Court
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 0E7
    Sept. 27, 2018 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. #400 - 287 Nelson's Court
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 0E7
    Dec. 6, 2018 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. #400 - 287 Nelson's Court
    New Westminster, BC
    V3L 0E7

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