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DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE BC FORUM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 17, 2020, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


BC FORUM HAS CLOSED OUR OFFICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND OFFICE STAFF ARE NOW WORKING REMOTELY EFFECTIVE MARCH 17, 2020, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. STAFF WILL HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO VOICEMAIL AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CONTACT BY EMAIL HERE.

 

The BC Federation of Retired Union Members – BC FORUM – serving the needs of both retired and active union members over the age of 50 throughout British Columbia.

Welcome to the BC FORUM website. Our organization allows retired and active union members over the age of 50 an opportunity to renew your social network of union members and realize savings in programs, services and products only possible through group negotiation.

Join BC FORUM today!

Current News & Events:

June, 2021 - Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors

June, 2021- BC prepares to safely move to Step 2 of its restart plan

June, 2021 - MP Peter Julian issues Op Ed for Seniors Week

June, 2021 - ICBC issues second COVID-19 rebate

June, 2021 - Expanded medical device coverage for people with diabetes

June, 2021 - Re: Property Tax Assessment,  Property Tax Payments, Property Tax Deferment and Claiming your Home Owner Grant

June, 2021 - 215 Children Buried on the former Kamloops Indian Band Reserve

June, 2021- Parliamentary secretary’s statement on B.C. Seniors’ Week

June, 2021 - People’s Law School free webinar: Buying a Home in BC

May, 2021 - BC FORUM issues Summer 2021 edition of The Advocate newsletter

May, 2021 - Labour movement issues boycott, pulls millions of dollars in business from Hilton Metrotown and Pacific Gateway Hotels in support of workers

May, 2021 - More than 50% of eligible people in BC have received first vaccine dose

May, 2021 - BC FORUM endorses anti-racist initiative

May, 2021 - Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors

May, 2021 - National Pensioners Federation publishes April 2021 newsletter

April, 2021 - Vaccine bookings to begin for 50+ over the next week

April, 2021 - Invitations starting for people 60+ to book vaccination appointments

April, 2021 - BC Budget 2021 supports people now while building the foundation for strong recovery

April, 2021 - CLC on Federal Budget 2021: Canada’s unions welcome ‘crucial’ funding for childcare, skills training and $15 federal minimum wage

April, 2021 -BCFED welcomes new investments in health care, caring services, and infrastructure; undaunted in continued fight for paid sick leave

April, 2021 - Parliamentary secretary’s statement on Advance Care Planning Day, includes link to resource guide

April, 2021 - Government helps more older adults stay independent with expanded program

April, 2021 - Throne speech outlines work to put pandemic behind us, plans for strong recovery

April, 2021 - Update from Canada’s Minister of Seniors

April, 2021 - Federal + Provincial COVID-19 support resource for individuals + families

April, 2021 - April 2021 issue of the COSCO BC newsletter published

March, 2021 - Immunize BC, pharmacists move up vaccines for ages 55-65 on Lower Mainland

March, 2021 - Three-week circuit breaker begins now to bend the curve, protect people

March, 2021 Free webinar “People, Pets and Parking - Strata Living in British Columbia”, April 13 @ noon

March, 2021 - People deemed clinically extremely vulnerable prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine

March, 2021 - BC continues to advance surgical renewal achievement

March, 2021 - UN launches Global Report on Ageism Hub

March, 2021 - BC’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

March, 2021 - COSCO BC + National Pensioners Federation present Zoom webinar series

March, 2021 - BC FORUM issues Spring 2021 edition of The Advocate newsletter

March, 2021 - You’re invited to join the online event launching the first Global Report on Ageism

March, 2021 - BC moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 immunization plan, protects seniors

February, 2021 - Vancouver’s 411 Seniors Centre holding annual tax clinic

February, 2021 - Pharmacare vote e-watch party and post-vote Zoom rally on Feb. 24

February, 2021 - Canada’s Minister of Seniors to hold virtual tax information session and you’re invited

February, 2021 - BC FORUM makes submission to federal pre-budget consultation

February, 2021 - Family Caregivers of BC issues winter newsletter - read it here

February, 2021 - National Pensioners Federation publishes December, 2020, newsletter

February, 2021 - COVID-19 ICBC customer rebates to average $190

February, 2021 - Information about how to get registered for the COVID-19 vaccine

February, 2021 - Service BC welcomes Health Insurance BC to provincial contact centre

January, 2021 - BC FORUM submits feedback to Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability

January, 2021 - BC FORUM’s COVID-19 Resources updated

January, 2021 - BC takes next steps to protect people with COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

January, 2021 - Join the JANUARY 28th E-RALLY to show your support for Bill C-213, with special guest speakers: RSVP required

January, 2021 - Tell your MP to vote YES to Bill C-213 - The Canada Pharmacare Act

January, 2021 - Training more health-care assistants to support BC’s seniors

January, 2021 - The Decade of Healthy Ageing: a new UN-wide initiative

January, 2021 - Home Owner Grant threshold set for 2021 tax year

 

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