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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

October, 2019 - BC Federation of Labour issues boycott call on four luxury hotels in Vancouver

October, 2019 - BC FORUM pens letter to Ministers supporting paid leave for workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence

October, 2019 - 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.

October, 2019 - Statement from BC’s Seniors Advocate on UNIDOP

September, 2019 - BC FORUM submits letter to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

September, 2019 - More choices, stronger protection for people in assisted living

September, 2019 - BC FORUM issues Statement on 2019 International Day of Older Persons

September, 2019 - BC government proclaims October 1st International Day of Older Persons

September, 2019 - Autumn 2019 edition of The Advocate, ‘Federal Election issue’, now available on-line

August, 2019 - Infographic: Making medication safety a priority, from the Deprescribing Network

August, 2019 - BC Hydro applies for lower rates

August, 2019 - New supports help seniors stay connected to their communities - BC Gov’t news release

August, 2019 - Monthly column published by the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Federal Minister of Seniors; August column: Canada’s National Dementia Strategy

August, 2019 - Finance Committee releases report on Budget 2020 Consultation

August, 2019 - Landmark ruling by Labour Relations Board a victory for BC’s labour movement

August, 2019 - BC FORUM sends letter of support to USW Local 1-1937 and striking members working at Western Forest Products

August, 2019 - Volunteer opportunities available with Café Etico

July, 2019 - Boycott notice issued for Westminster Savings Credit Union *DISPUTE SETTLED, BOYCOTT REMOVED

July, 2019 - BC Fed issues “hot edict” on Western Forest Products in support of striking USW workers

July, 2019 - Canadian Health Coalition publishes Campaign e-News, Summer 2019 edition

May, 2019 - Summer 2019 issue of BC FORUM’s newsletter, The Advocate, now available for download

April, 2019 - Labour code changes help restore fairness and balance

April, 2019 - BC Health Coalition news release: New chapter in Brian Day trial: court to hear from defendants and patient intervenors in support of public health care

April, 2019 - BC FORUM endorses First Call’s Open Letter to Minister Bains to protect children & youth from employment-related injury and exploitation

April, 2019 - COSCO BC’s March 2019 newsletter now available for download

April, 2019 - Help stomp out Period Poverty

April, 2019 - Art Kube Celebration of Life announced

March, 2019 - Read MP Don Davies’ March 2019 community newsletter online: Free Tax Clinics; Create Your Canada Contest; Don in Parliament on neighbourhood schools, affordable housing

March, 2019 - Canadian Centre for Elder Law Newsletter, February 2019

February, 2019 - Research Rounds from the Office of the BC Seniors Advocate, February 2019 edition

February, 2019 - Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

February, 2019 - Government of Canada’s Programs and Services for Seniors website

February, 2019 - Visit Seniors Transportation Access and Resources website

February, 2019 - “The next two weeks are big!”, says BC Fed

February, 2019 - Canadian Health Coalition publishes Campaign e-News, Winter 2019 edition

February, 2019 - Art Kube 1935 - 2019

February, 2019 - CPP and QPP benefits start to grow, from the Canadian Union of Public Employees

February, 2019 - Protect earned pensions: SIGN THE E-PETITION TODAY

February, 2019 - Burnaby South Federal By-election Town Hall event with all candidates taking place on February 9, 2019

February, 2019 - Listen to the Podcast: interview with Isobel Mackenzie, BC’s Seniors Advocate

January, 2019 - CLC issues ‘In the Loop’ e-newsletter of news & actions

January, 2019 - Broadbent Institute releases “Charting the path to National Pharmacare in Canada” - read it here.

January, 2019 - Office of the Seniors Advocate releases most recent report: “Monitoring Seniors Services 2018”

January, 2019 - Lower income families benefiting from Fair PharmaCare investment

January, 2019 - Growing call to put teeth into BC health-care coverage, from the Vancouver Sun

December, 2018 - BCLI recommended revisions to Employment Standards Act fall short of needs of working people, says BC Fed

December, 2018 - Seniors being smart on smart phones, from Tri-City News

December, 2018 - Checklist: What to Do When Someone Dies

November, 2018 - It’s unanimous: Labour movement unites behind Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore as new leaders

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