October, 2014 -- Almost 800 enthusiastic delegates from MVA’s member organizations, joined by dozens of invited community leaders, politicians, guests and observers packed the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver on October 9, 2014. They were all there to hear from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe, COPE mayoral candidate Meena Wong and Green Party Councillor Adriane Carr on the issues MVA members identified as the priorities they felt they had in common and could work on together.
Our proposals are complete! Metro Vancouver Alliance is ready for the Municipal Accountability Assembly
October, 2014 -- At the MVA Municipal Accountability Assembly next week, we will commit to working with Vancouver's Civic government on the four issues - social isolation, transit, poverty, and housing - that our member institutions felt they had in common and could work on together. We will also ask candidates in the upcoming municipal election to commit to specific, achievable, proposals - proposals that will make Vancouver a more inclusive, fairer, better housed city, where citizens can travel on a well-planned, accessible, affordable transit system.
September, 2014 -- On September 17, almost 100 delegates from MVA’s 50 member institutions came together to hear about the work of our four Research/Action Teams and vote on proposals to bring forward at our Municipal Accountability Assembly on October 9.
June, 2014 -- On April 10 MVA held the first meeting and training for the Research Action Teams interested in working on the four issues - poverty, housing, transit and social isolation - identified through our listening campaign. Four Research Action Teams are now carrying out their research, with a regular schedule of meetings to bring the results together. Read More about what each team is up to.
March, 2014. Metro Vancouver Alliance’s Founding Assembly was, by all accounts, a great success. Representatives from member organizations, guests, and local politicians – over 650 people in all – packed the Maritime Labour Centre on March 19th to commit to working together to bring real change to the Lower Mainland.