MVA's project submission to the Avivia Community Fund has been approved and the vote period just opened. We need your help to make our project a reality - please take a moment to vote for Beyond the Conversation.
Here's how ...
Visit our project page at avivacommunityfund.ca for some information about the project.
Register an account at the website using Facebook or your email address. Be sure to write down your password in case you need it later.
You'll be given 18 votes - you can use all of them to vote for Beyond the Conversation.
Beyond the Conversation is a project that MVA, in partnership with the South Vancouver Neighborhood House, undertook earlier this year as a response to the social isolation that many seniors in South Vancouver reported experiencing.
The project not only provides immigrant seniors with the opportunity to learn conversational English free of charge, but it situates this learning within a broader vision of relationship building and community development. The skills, confidence and friendship that participants acquire will not only expand their own horizons but strengthen the communities of which they are a part.
We believe that Beyond the Conversation not only fills a vital gap in the social fabric of Vancouver but also helps to reweave it in a stronger and more sustainable way - please help us continue this work by casting your vote for the project.
Vote today! Together we help reduce social isolation in Vancouver.
Representatives from MVA's member organizations gathered on September 22 2016 at the Annual General Meeting to elect a new board, ratify the financial report, receive an update on MVA activities for 2015-2016, and plan for 2016-2017.
MVA spent the past year actively engaged campaigning around the issues identified by our members. At the same time, we continued to focus on leadership training, institutional development and recruitment of new member organizations.
Read the full 2015-2016 update below and visit the MVA Facebook page for some photos.Read more