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January, 2016 - BC’s Seniors’ Advocate releases first comprehensive report Monitoring Seniors’ Services and announces systemic review of resident on resident aggression in licensed care

January 2016 - Residential Care Policy for Client Wheelchairs updated

January, 2016 - Download and read the January 2016 newsletter from the Office of the Seniors Advocate

January, 2016 - January, 2016 - BC Health Coalition seeks your support to scrap MSP premiums

December, 2015 - Liberals can act quickly to address seniors’ issues in upcoming throne speech, says the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada

November, 2015 - BC FORUM congratulates Brother Art Kube

November, 2015 - National Medicare Week November 29 to December 5, 2015

November, 2015 - Winter 2015 issue of The Advocate now available online

November, 2015 - BC FORUM Board issues Statement on Syrian Refugees

October, 2015 - Supporting the 2016 United Way Campaign

October, 2015 - Office of the Seniors Advocate publishes latest newsletter

September, 2015 - Calling all Parents and Grandparents - Let’s Talk it Up for Child Care!

September, 2015 - COSCOBC publishes September 2015 newsletter: “We’re voting for our children and grandchildren”

August, 2015 - Autumn 2015 issue of The Advocate now available online

August, 2015 - “What are you doing after work?”: BC FORUM offers pre-retirement courses, designed and delivered by retired workers

August, 2015 - “The Facts on Canadian Health Care Can’t Be Trumped” by Colleen Fuller, Independant Health Policy Researcher & Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, published on National Newswatch

August, 2015 - “Debt - The New Four Letter Word for Seniors”, by Pat Kerwin, President of CURC, published in

August, 2015 - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada issues Summer e-Newsletter

August, 2015 - Canadian Coalition for Retirement Security calls for pension protection

July, 2015 - Standing in solidarity with locked out BCAA workers

July, 2015 - From CTV News, October 2012: NDP government would restore retirement age to 65: Mulcair

July, 2015 - Canadian Medical Association’s “Demand A Plan” website features new articles on “The Current State of Seniors Care in Canada”. Click here to read more and show your support.

June, 2015 - Another successful Annual General Meeting for BC FORUM members - read the Report and Resolutions here

June, 2015 - Sign up today for BC Labour Heritage Centre newsletter now featuring periodic email updates

June, 2015 - “Living Up to the Promise” research study released

May, 2015 - Maude Barlow publishes report: “Broken Covenant - How Stephen Harper set out to silence dissent and curtail democratic participation in Canada”

May, 2015 - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada issues May e-newsletter

May, 2015 - Canadian Medical Association and the Alliance for a National Seniors Strategy launches “Demand A Plan” website

April, 2015 - BC FORUM AGM taking place on June 17, 2015

April, 2015 - BC Labour Heritage Centre publishes Spring 2015 newsletter

April, 2015 - Seniors’ groups collaborate to make recommendations for federal budget and to highlight priority issues for 2015 federal election

March, 2015 - UBC study reports universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions

March, 2015 - Survey results show seniors need better information on supports

March, 2015 - Government announcement abandons working people - BC Fed

March, 2015 - NDP demands federal government accept recommendations from UN report

March, 2015 - National Pensioners Federation Newsletter now available for download - click here

February, 2015 - BC Budget misses the mark

January, 2015 - e-Newsletter now available

January, 2015 - MP Libby Davies issues January 2015 edition of Health E-Newsletter

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