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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!

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United Nations International Day of Older Persons, October 1st 2020


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.

Download and read here.


August, 2020 - BC FORUM writes to Prime Minister Trudeau about 2019 election promise to increase OAS and CPP.

Download and read the letter here.



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.

Download and read the letter here.

Update May, 2020 - Congress of Union Retirees joins campaign with a letter to the Canadian Pharmacists Association regarding dispensing fees.

Download and read here.


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

Download and read 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. 

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