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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:

December, 2016 - Trudeau to meet with provincial and territorial leaders to talk health care this week: SEND A LETTER TODAY

November, 2016 - Canada’s unions call anti-pension bill C-27 a betrayal

November, 2016 - Stephen Lewis Foundation issues Fall 2016 Newsletter “Grassroots”

October, 2016 - Vancouver Town Hall Meeting: Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Bad Deal for Canada; taking place on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby

October, 2016 - Help raise funds to support the VanGoGos Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign and get unique items at their Chritmas Craft Fairs taking place in November and December in the lower mainland

October , 2016 - Watch the Fight for $15 Minimum Wage video here

October, 2016 - Canadian Medical Association’s “Demand-A-Plan” recommends actions to improve seniors care in Canada

October, 2016 - BC Fed calls for good jobs, good wages action plan

October, 2016 - The BC Employment Standards Coalition is seeking workers to “Tell Us About Your Bad Job” - meetings taking place in October in the Lower Mainland. Find out more here.

October, 2016 - Town Hall Meeting “Let's Talk About Housing” with MLAs Wickens, Eby and Robinson, October 4th

October, 2016 - October 1st is International Day of Older Persons

September, 2016 - BC Health Coalition needs your signatures for important petitions!!

September, 2016 - Trudeau Liberals’ temporary foreign worker changes favour employers: BC Federation of Labour

September, 2016 - Horgan plan will break transportation gridlock in Lower Mainland: BC Federation of Labour

September, 2016 - Small increase in minimum wage will leave 500,000 BC workers earning poverty wages: BC Federation of Labour

September, 2016 - Pharmacare 2020: The Future of Drug Coverage in Canada

August, 2016 - BC FORUM supports CURC’s National Pharmacare submission and pens letter to Federal Minister

August, 2016 - Autumn issue of the Advocate, BC FORUM’s newsletter, now available online

August 25, 2016 - TAKE ACTION TODAY - BC government appears to be backing away from CPP enhancements

August, 2016 - BC FORUM writes letter to Christy Clark to support CPP expansion

August, 2016- Register today for COSCO BC’s Conference: “Aging Well - A Quest for All” taking place in Richmond on September 25 + 26, 2016

August, 2016 - National Pensioners Federation launches new website; announces 72nd Annual National Convention in Richmond, BC September 27-29, 2016

August, 2016 - BC’s Office of the Ombudsperson offers Mobile Clinic Whistler to Kamloops in August. Read more here.

August, 2016 - CUPW and Friends of Public Services: “Delivering Community Power”, watch video here

July, 2016 - Stats Canada Income Data Good for BC Families… Bad News for BC Seniors: Office of the Seniors Advocate

July, 2016 - BC Fed seeks removal of Canada Post CEO in letter to Prime Minister *updated July 13/2016

June, 2016 - BC FORUM AGM 2016: Working together for progressive change

June, 2016 - David Suzuki Foundation report shines light on BC government’s history of transit underfunding

June, 2016 - BC Seniors Advocate encourages seniors to access BC Property Tax Deferment Program

May, 2016 - Province-wide survey of residential care residents launched by the Office of the Seniors Advocate

May, 2016 - CCPA releases report: “Reducing Surgical Wait Times, The Case for Public Innovation and Provincial Leadership”

May, 2016 - BC Liberal government still not listening on needed minimum wage hikes


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BC FORUM Board members attending the COSCO BC Conference in Richmond in September, 2016. From left: Agnes Jackman, Marion Pollack, Bill Silvester, Miriam Olney, Fred Girling, DianeWood and Barb Mikulec.

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