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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:

September, 2016 - October 1st is the 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

April, 2016 - Federal Health Minister out of touch with the realities of prescription drug coverage in Canada - news release from the Canadian Health Coalition

April, 2016 - issues on-line newsletter: Volume 7, Issue 4, featuring the updated 11th Edition of the BC Seniors Guide

April, 2016 - Spring 2016 issue of The Advocate now available online

April, 2016 - “Dialogue on Aging” presents 3 new free speaker events, sponsored by Tapestry Foundation in Vancouver

April, 2016 - BC now has the lowest minimum wage in the country


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The BC FORUM Executive are shown above, from left: John Savage, 2nd Vice-President; Miriam Olney, Secretary; Diane Wood, President; Irene Lanzinger, Chairperson, BC FORUM & BC Fed. President; and, Dan Bradford, Treasurer, BC FORUM. Missing from the photo is Bill Silvester, Vice-President.

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