Events

A list of upcoming meetings, events & training opportunities. RSVP and let us know you're coming!

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 03:00 PM through April 27, 2018 · 3 rsvps

    2018 Regional Training

    Join MVA and leaders from our sister organizations across the region for a 5 day intensive leadership training in Canby, Oregon.

     

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 01:00 PM · 12 rsvps
    First Lutheran Church

    Fares Fair; affordable transit for all

    On May 12 from 1-3pm, MVA will assemble to talk about the impact fairs on our members. MVA represents over 250,000 people in the lower mainland and we are working together to make transit more affordable in our region.

    Join civil society organizations from faith, labour, community and academia as we go into action.

    We have booked a space at First Lutheran church on 41st and Wales.   We have space for 300.  

    At our delegates assembly in January, organizations committed 289 attendees.  MVA leaders and delegates, please identify your members whose families are impacted by transit costs and invite them to the event.  Please make sure to register each person from your organization as soon as possible.

    This space is wheelchair accessible.

    All members of mva organizations and invited guests are welcome to register. If you are interested in attending but not yet a member, email info@metvanalliance.org to introduce yourself.

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:30 AM · 17 rsvps
    BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA Leadership Institute

    Please join Metro Vancouver Alliance members at our 1 day Leadership Institute

    Tuesday May 15, 2018
    9am-4:30pm
    Registration begins at 8:30am.  (We start and end on time!)

    This full 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 (to be applied to future membership dues).
    • Refreshments on breaks and lunch will be provided.

    Registration:

    • Please RSVP to secure your seat.
    • Email info@metvanalliance.org if you have any questions or dietary restrictions or require other accommodations.
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    To be determined in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    MVA 2018 AGM

    Please join us for the Metro Vancouver Alliance 2018 Annual General Meeting and Delegates’ Assembly.  We will be holding elections for the MVA Board and welcoming new and long-standing member organizations. Please RSVP to attend.

    The AGM will review MVA’s active and eventful year campaigning on affordable housing, income justice, accessible transit and social inclusion.

    Help MVA take action on this agenda and plan for the year to come.

     

  • Thursday, June 21, 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
  • Thursday, September 27, 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
  • Friday, November 02, 2018 at 07:00 PM through November 03, 2018 · 1 rsvp
    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: $50 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, 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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