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BC Federation of Retired Union
Welcome to BC FORUM

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:

July, 2017 - New government will work for working people in BC, says BC Fed

July, 2017 - BC FORUM expresses support for locked out CUPE 1816 members and sends letter to their employer Pacific Blue Cross

July, 2017 - Join the celebration of this year’s International Day of Older Persons and order your flag today!

July, 2017 - Plight of laid off Sears staff highlights need for stronger protections for workers nationally, provincially, says BC Fed

July, 2017 - Summer 2017 issue of The Advocate now available online

June, 2017 - Silver lining in brazen, desperate throne speech is that Clark game over countdown begins, says BCFED

June, 2017 - BC FORUM Annual General Meeting report now available including Resolutions

June, 2017 - Union retirees stage plans for national public drug program & better health care

June, 2017 - Congress of Canadian Retirees of Canada (CURC) issues submission to HoC Standing Committee on Finance re Pension Benefits Standards Act

May, 2017 - COSCO Health & Wellness Institute seeking facilitators for Workshops for Seniors, training will be provided

April, 2017 - Day of Mourning events taking place around BC on Friday April 28th

April, 2017 - BC FORUM sends letter to BC Minister of Health seeking province to cover costs for seniors’ shingles vaccine

April, 2017 - Unemployment in BC rises, province leads country in precarious part-time work—March job stats

April, 2017 - Spring 2017 issue of BC FORUM’s newsletter, the Advocate, now available online

April, 2017 - BC FORUM Annual General Meeting 2017 takes place on Wednesday, June 21 at the UFCW Hall in New Westminster

April, 2017 - Newsletter from Judy Darcy MLA, Opposition Spokesperson for Health

April, 2017 - Diane Wood, president BC FORUM, pens letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about OAS & CPP, asking to NOT raise age of eligibility.

March, 2017 - Fraud prevention: Know how to protect yourself; from BC Securities Commission InvestRight

March, 2017 - Clark Liberals siphoning millions of dollars in WCB funds that should go to injured workers, and improved workplace safety measures, says BCFED

March, 2017 - Office of the Seniors Advocate releases March 2017 newsletter. Read more here.

March, 2017 - Margaret Mitchell, former East Van MP, passes away at the age of 91. Read her obituary “MP Margaret Mitchell famously called wife abuse no laughing matter”, in the Globe and Mail

March, 2017 - CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights

March, 2017 - BC Fed releases second Game Over Christy ad pointing to forestry job losses, minimum wage and corporate donations

March, 2017 - Do you support better long term care and home care for seniors? Add your name to “Seniors deserve dignity, not neglect”.

March, 2017 - Hopes for a Canadian Health Accord Dashed, says Ontario Health Coalition

March, 2017 - Save the Date - April 28th Day of Mourning, Victoria

March, 2017 - Former BC FORUM Board member Ray Andrus passes away; Celebration of Life service to take place March 18th in Surrey

March, 2017 - BC needs a leader who will make BC better for women, say Irene Lanzinger, BC Federation of Labour president on occasion of International Womens Day

March, 2017 - Pacific Northwest Labour History Association & BC Labour Heritage Centre presents the 2017 Labour History Conference in Vancouver - early bird registration now open

March, 2017 - BC NDP Health Forum featuring MLA Judy Darcy, Penticton March 19th

February, 2017 - Christy Clark’s minimum wage announcement: 10 cents an hour more than planned won’t lift 500,000 BC workers out of poverty

February, 2017 - BC Federation of Retired Union Members Board member and long time labour activist Sister Millie Canessa passes away; Celebration of Life to take place Friday, March 3, 2017

February, 2017 - BC NDP Health Forum featuring MLA Judy Darcy, Cranbrook Feb 26

February, 2017 - Throne speech glosses over fundamental social, economic problems for working people in BC, says BC Fed

February, 2017 - Canada's Health Coalitions release joint statement on bilateral health deals

February, 2017 - MLA Judy Darcy featured speaker at Health Forums to take place in Port Moody and Maple Ridge

February, 2017 - BC Seniors Advocate releases survey report on HandyDart

February, 2017 - BC Care Providers Association release “Strengthening Seniors Care” report, a made-in-BC roadmap and calling on the government for increases in funding for seniors’ care

January, 2017 - HEU’s Whiteside pens op-ed highlighting crisis with understaffing in seniors residential care; help spread the word

January, 2017 - BC Seniors Advocate updates comprehensive directory for residential care facilities

January, 2017 - Clark jobs update offers little optimism for many BC workers, says BC Fed

January, 2017 - BCFORUM encourages members to support “Have a Heart Day” on February 14th, Valentine’s Day

January, 2017 - The Women’s March on Washington: Vancouver event taking place on Saturday, January 21, 2017


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BC FORUM Life Membership was presented to Ken Georgetti, past President of the BC Federation of Labour & past Chairperson, BC FORUM, at the 2017 AGM. From left: Miriam Olney, Board Secretary; Diane Wood, President; Ken Georgetti; Dan Bradford, BC FORUM Treasurer; and, Sam Wiese, 2nd Vice President, BC FORUM.

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