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June, 2020 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th

June, 2020 - Minimum wage increase exactly what low-income earners need right now: BCFED 

May, 2020 - BC has an historic opportunity to build an economy that works for everyone

May, 2020 - Summer 2020 issue of the Advocate now available

May, 2020 - COSCO releases May 2020 newsletter - download and view here

May, 2020 - Read the CLC’s Labour Priorities for Economic Recovery

May, 2020 - HealthLink BC - 811 - is here to help

May, 2020 - CBC report: “Seniors to receive up to $500 in a one-time payment to offset added costs due to COVID-19”

April, 2020 - BC FORUM joins the CLC campaign and pens letter to the Canadian Pharmacists Association regarding dispensing fees

April, 2020 - BC Fed’s Laird Cronk Op/Ed: From banging pots and pans: Let’s build a future that delivers more for all working people

April, 2020 - From the Globe and Mail newspaper: Inside the negotiation of Canada's super-sized coronavirus bailout, published April 27, 2020

April, 2020 - MP Scott Duvall calls on Federal government to stand up for seniors (read letter and news article here)

April, 2020 - CCPA: It’s time to end profit-making in seniors’ care

April, 2020 - Seniors’ groups ask the Federal Government to protect vulnerable seniors

April, 2020 - Premier‘s task force to support BC economy during, after COVID-19

April, 2020 - News 1130 reports “More Canadians can now apply for Emergency Response Benefit, PM says”

April, 2020 - National Pensioners Federation ramps up Pension Protection campaign - JOIN TODAY!

April, 2020 - BC FORUM supports interest rate relief during COVID-19 pandemic

April, 2020 - Canadian Consumers Demand Internet, Wireless COVID-19 Relief

April, 2020 - New emergency supports for province’s most vulnerable

April, 2020 - If you are a caregiver, sign up for Family Caregivers of BC news to find out more about important resources. Read this month’s news headlines here.

April, 2020 - COVID-19: CLC president, Hassan Yussuff, delivers personal message and invitation to survey

March, 2020 - BC FORUM message about the closure of Service Canada’s offices

March, 2020 - A message from the Canadian Medical Association - help flatten the curve and keep Canadians safe

March, 2020 - Are you at high risk for severe illness?

March, 2020 - National Pensioners Federation publishes March, 2020, newsletter

February, 2020 - Hundreds of activists bring union priorities to the Hill

February, 2020 - Personalized medication plans offered at UBC Pharmacists Clinic

February, 2020 - Spring 2020 issue of The Advocate now available on-line

February, 2020 - WE publishes new Benefits brochure for BC FORUM members - download here

February, 2020 - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC) publishes February newsletter

February, 2020 - BC’s Seniors Advocate releases report on provincial review of contracted long-term care sector

February, 2020 - Premier appoints parliamentary secretary for seniors

January, 2020 - Activist group issues press release on Island Health hospital parking lot statistics

December, 2019 - CURC publishes December 2019 newsletter, now available for download

December, 2019 - BC Seniors Advocate releases annual report “Monitoring Seniors Services” for 2018/2019

December, 2019 - Winter 2019 edition of The Advocate now available on-line

December, 2019 - Sister Marion Pollack, BC FORUM Board member, is the CLC’s 2019 Carol McGregor Disability Rights Award winner

December, 2019 - BC FORUM adds new Benefit Plan option, the “Platinum Plan”

November, 2019 - BC FORUM supports continuation and extension of BC Hydro Customer Crisis Fund

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