BC FORUM Members in Action! 2020
BC FORUM members in action at union and community events
BC FORUM encourages members to take action on issues of importance - then let us know what you’ve done! Letters to the Editor, articles you have had published or any media you may have been involved with - send us a link or a copy of what you’ve done and we will list them here!
Members in Action Archives:
September, 2020 - How to vote safely.
August, 2020 - COSCO BC + National Pensioners Federation’s submission to the federal pre-budget consultations regarding the Protection of Seniors in
Long Term Care.
August, 2020 - BC FORUM writes to Prime Minister Trudeau about 2019 election promise to increase OAS and CPP.
May, 2020 - MP Peter Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby) is seeking support for his petition calling for support for seniors and people with disabilities.
April, 2020 - BC FORUM joins the CLC campaign and pens letter to the Canadian Pharmacists Association regarding dispensing fees.
Update May, 2020 - Congress of Union Retirees joins campaign with a letter to the Canadian Pharmacists Association regarding dispensing fees.
April, 2020 - Marion Pollack, BC FORUM Board member, is President of the 411 Seniors Centre, one of the groups asking the Federal Government to protect vulnerable seniors
April, 2020 - MP Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) pens letter to Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
Read newspaper column published April 24, 2020, from Hamilton News here.
April, 2020 - BCFORUM supports interest rate relief during COVID-19 pandemic, plus an online petition by the Canadian Labour Congress.
March, 2020 - Gerry Townsend with Russ St.Eloi at our BCFORUM display at the
annual BC Building Trades Convention in Victoria. Gerry is a BC FORUM Regional Representative & NWD Labour Council delegate, and Russ St. Eloi is a BC FORUM Board member who represents BC Building Trades.
February, 2020 - BC FORUM has signed on to the letter sent to Finance Minister Bill Morneau calling for financial commitments to implement universal, public pharmacare. The letter was signed by PharmaCare Now, a diverse coalition of 150 national and provincial organizations representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, business, seniors and patients from coast to coast .
December, 2019 - BC FORUM at the Construction and Specialized Workers Union Local 1611 Retirees Appreciation Lunch, from left are: Miriam Olney, BC FORUM Board Secretary; Gord Savard, BC FORUM Second Vice-President; Diane Wood, BC FORUM President; and, Russ St. Eloi, BC FORUM Board Member representing Building Trades.
January, 2020 - BC FORUM at the CLC Pacific Region Winter School at Harrison Hot Springs. Top photo, from left are: Diane Wood, BC FORUM President, visiting with Sean Parkinson, Secretary-Treasurer, Federation of Post Secondary Educators. Middle photo: Bill Silvester, Board member, volunteers at the BC FORUM table at school’s Trade Fair on Sunday, January 12th. Bottom photo: From left are Mike Porteous of WE Consulting & Benefits who joined with Diane Wood to speak with delegates about BC FORUM’s benefit plan, which they administer.