Because life really does begin at 50!
About BC FORUM
BC FORUM works for you!
The BC Federation of Retired Union Members – BC FORUM – represents thousands of retired and active workers from unions affiliated to the BC Federation of Labour.
For retirees, BC FORUM keeps the strength of the union movement on your side after you’ve left the work force. For active workers, BC FORUM helps you plan for retirement – because leaving work should not mean leaving the movement.
By working together in solidarity, we retain the bargaining power to spotlight issues important to seniors, demand the attention of legislators, and negotiate the best benefits for our members.
BC FORUM is a registered non-profit society for union members age 50 and up. We are dedicated to representing the well-being of members, their families and their spouses. We are supported and endorsed by WE Consulting and Benefits and the BC Federation of Labour, which generously provides office space to us.
Together, we can continue to enjoy the relationships and benefits of being part of the union movement. Because no matter what age we are, together we’re strong.
BC FORUM Board of Directors
Current: September, 2019
President - Diane Wood, BCGEU
Chairperson - Laird Cronk, President, BC Federation of Labour
1st Vice President - Sam Wiese, PSAC
2nd Vice President - Gord Savard, CUPE
Secretary - Miriam Olney, UFCW
Treasurer - Danny Bradford, BCGEU
Director - Tony Brown, ILWU
Director - Gwenne Farrell, MoveUP
Director - Fred Girling, USW
Director - Ivan Limpright, UFCW
Director - Marion Pollack, CUPW
Director - John Radosevic, Unifor
Director - John Savage, Unifor
Director - Bill Silvester, USW
Director - Maureen Shaw, FPSE
Director - Russ St. Eloi, Building Trades
Director - Gerry Tiede, BCTF
Director - Betty Valenzuela, HEU
BC FORUM LABOUR COUNCIL DELEGATES/
Current: December, 2019
Campbell River, Courtenay & District Labour Council - Barb Biley
East Kootenay & District Labour Council - Chris Johns, Gary Werk
Fraser Valley Labour Council - Pamela Willingshofer, Mike Annesley
Kamloops & District Labour Council - Mogens Jorgenson, Edna Park
Kitimat, Terrace & District Labour Council - Raymond Raj
Nanaimo, Duncan & District Labour Council - Iris Taylor, Christine Walker
New Westminster & District Labour Council - Gerry Townsend, John Hooker
North Central Labour Council (a merger of Prince George, Quesnel, South Cariboo & Peace River Labour Councils) - Victor Johnson, Ron Williams, Heather Sapergia
North Okanagan Labour Council - Doug Gibson, Greg McGowan
Port Alberni & District Labour Council - Mike Lang
South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council - John Colbourne, Terry Green
Squamish Labour Committee - Marie Worth
Sunshine Coast Labour Council - Ray Haynes
Vancouver & District Labour Council - Agnes Jackman
Victoria Labour Council - Holly Page, Nora Butz
West Kootenay & District Labour Council - Mary Gay
Bill Chedore, President - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC)
Soren Bech - BCGEU
CLC LIAISON TO BC FORUM
Ron Stipp - Canadian Labour Congress
Theresa Couture, USW