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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:

September, 2021 - Zoom webinar: Beyond the Pandemic: Permanent Paid Sick Leave for BC Workers, scheduled for Sept. 22nd

September, 2021 - BC Fed releases Report: An Equitable Recovery – The Case for Paid Sick Leave as a Right of Employment in BC

September, 2021 - Register today for free “Personal Planning Workshops” presented by COSCO BC’S HEALTH & WELLNESS INSTITUTE via ZOOM

September, 2021 - Updates from the Seniors Advocate

September, 2021 - UN International Day of Older Persons “Digital Equity for All”

September, 2021 - News from the Canadian Deprescribing Network

September, 2021 - Canada’s Retired Teachers call for National Seniors Strategy - and you can help!

September, 2021 - Canadian Federation of Pensioners launches Pensions Priority Campaign - TAKE ACTION TODAY!

September, 2021 - Federal Election edition of the COSCO BC newsletter published - read here

August, 2021 - BC Gov News: Cleaning, dietary workers coming back in-house at B.C. hospitals

August, 2021 - The Federal Election & COVID-19 FAQs

August, 2021 - BC Gov News: Mask mandate to reduce transmission, protect people in public spaces

August, 2021 - BC Gov News: B.C. launches proof of vaccination to stop spread of COVID-19

August, 2021 - MP Peter Julian corresponds with BC FORUM

July, 2021 - BC Gov News: New, improved BC Seniors’ Guide hot off the press

July, 2021 - BC Gov News: Eased visitation restrictions, new protections coming for seniors in long-term care

July, 2021 - July 2021 updates from the Seniors Advocate

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

June, 2021 - BC Gov News: British Columbians asked for views on next budget

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 - June 2021 updates from the Seniors Advocate

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

 

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