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Reminder to become a BCHC member for 2022

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Dear Paov,

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been more evidence that an equitable, well-funded, public health care system is as crucial as ever.

As a coalition, we depend on the active support of potential members such as yourself to present a broad network of voices for strengthening public health care in British Columbia. I'm reaching out today to ask: will you join the movement in 2022 by becoming a BC Health Coalition member?

Become a Member

Membership Options

We hope you sign up for a membership in 2022 and, if possible, support our upcoming campaigns with a donation of $10, $25, $50 or more. The easiest way to do this is by credit card using our online membership system.

If you prefer to make a contribution by cheque, please download the membership form and mail it in with your membership fee.

Even if you cannot make a membership contribution at this time, you can still show your...

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Theres a climate-smart solution for high gas prices

There’s a climate-smart solution for high gas prices

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Paov, gas prices arent the only thin

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[Sjsall] upcoming events

Dear Friends of SJS,

See below for some upcoming events:

Regards, Margo

June 25

Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures Opening reception

Saturday, June 25

4 to 6 pm

University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries

Join us for the opening reception of the new exhibition curated by Jessie Demers. Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to reflect on our relationship with old-growth forests in B.C. from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives. The exhibition explores the relationships between art, ecology and activism in order to envision futures which honour reciprocal relationships with nature.

June 25th

r52 Stand in Solidarity with Cuba!

End the US Criminal Blockade Against Cuba!

Stand in Solidarity with Cuba!

2pm Saturday, June 25

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Gwen Barlee Memorial Fund commemorates 5 years

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Act Now: Better Care For Seniors

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Paov --

We need to improve and expand publicly funded home care and end for-profit long-term care!

Today we launched our Better Care for Seniors Campaign where hundreds of supporters tuned in to hear about evidence-based solutions that could transform Seniors Care. We heard personal stories from seniors, families, and workers that made it clear that we need change.

Now we're asking you to mail your story and concerns directly to the Minister of Health.

SIGN UP HERE TO SEND A POST CARD TO MINISTER DIX
  1. Once you sign up you will receive a free specially designed post card.
  2. Write your personal story or your concerns about seniors care on the post card
  3. Mail it directly to the Minister of Health.

We need a continuum of care that allows seniors to live independently at home for as long as possible and...

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[Sjsall] new Director of SJS

Oh no! You're leaving!?!
I hope we continue to find ways to work together. The students of UVic benefited greatly from your mentorship.
With affection
Shane

On Wed., Jun. 22, 2022, 2:43 p.m. Laurel Collins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:
Wishing you all the best in this new chapter! Thanks for all your mentorship, for everything you gave to our UVic community and our broader community - Social Justice Studies students over the past decade have been lucky to have you at the helm. You will be missed!

- Laurel


On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 3:47 PM Martin Adam This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:
Good wishes to you Margo!

Thank you for your tireless work for a better world.

-Martin

Dr. Martin T. Adam
Associate Professor
Religion, Culture, and Society Program
(Dept. of Pacific and Asian Studies)
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Stn CSC
Songhees, Esquimalt & WSÁNEĆ Traditional Lands
Victoria, "British Columbia"
V8W 3P4 - CANADA

“There is a magic machine that sucks carbon out of the air, costs very little, and builds itself. It’s called a tree.” George Monbiot

"[I]t is much too late for sustainable development; what we need is a sustainable retreat." James Lovelock
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Dear Margo:

Congratulations on your time at the helm of SJS. Its presence and voice have now...

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[Sjsall] new Director of SJS

I can only echo what Ana Marie has expressed perfectly.

Thanks so much for your enormous contribution, Margo, and welcome aboard, Nancy!

Best wishes,

bill

William K. Carroll, frsc

Professor of Sociology and Co-director, the Corporate Mapping Project

University of Victoria

Unceded Coast Salish Territory

3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria BC V8P 5C2
Canada

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https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/wcarroll/

https://www.corporatemapping.ca/

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I am so grateful for your leadership with SJS Margo. It has been a pleasure witnessing how this program has flourished over the last 10 years. You put your mind, heart and soul into building genuine action partnerships with members of the larger community working on social justice issues. Gracias mi querida amiga!

Welcome, Nancy!

Ana Maria

r52 [Sjsall] new Director of SJS

Dear Friends of SJS,

I’d like to take...

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[Sjsall] new Director of SJS

Dear Friends of SJS,

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support, encouragement, and sage advice that you have provided to me and to Social Justice Studies over my past 10 years as Director of SJS. This position has been one of the highlights of my academic career. After 31 years at UVic, I am retiring as of June 30, 2022 and will be stepping down as Director of SJS.

I am pleased to say that I am leaving Social Justice Studies in excellent hands. Dr. Nancy Clark, Assistant Professor in Nursing, has enthusiastically agreed to take on the role of Director of SJS as of July 1, 2022. Dr. Clark works in the areas of community-engaged, immigrant & refugee mental health; intersectionality, social justice, equity, ethnography, and arts-based methods. You can reach Dr. Clark before July 1, 2022 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and after July 1, 2022 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While fairly new to Victoria, Dr. Clark is well aware of the importance for all of us (students, faculty, academic and community activists and advocates) to work together to address the issues underlying the many social injustices we confront in the world today....

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Freda Huson has a personal request for you




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The staffing crisis in home care

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Dear Paov,

With our Seniors' Care Accountability Campaign Launch coming up in less than one week, I wanted to share a story from a member who works as a Community Health Worker (CHW), offering home care and home support to older adults living at home.

We'll be sharing more stories from seniors, family members, and workers at the Campaign Launch next Wednesday, June 22 from 2:00-3:30pm. If you haven't already, click here to register to this virtual meeting.

Our member has asked that we keep her name, employer, and location anonymous, so I'll call her Krista.

"The biggest part of my job as a shop steward these days is talking people out of quitting, to be honest," Krista says. "That should scare every one of us who loves a senior in this province."

As a shop steward, Krista hears from other CHWs on a regular basis about their struggle to continue in their job. She knows first hand how bad the staffing crisis is getting in home care, as more...

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We're getting ready to Sue Big Oil

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Demand BC AG drop the charges

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Canada-wide corruption amongst Forestry Industr

Canada-wide corruption amongst Forestry Industry, Government, Media and Academia- the “forest-industrial complex” is promoting toxic glyphosate use at all costs.

A teacher’s fight against glyphosate pitted him against N.B.’s most powerful interests, please share with your bc MLA, organizations, community groups and colleagues.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/05/25/news/teachers-fight-against-glyphosate-pitted-him-against-nbs-most-powerful-interests

''Rod Cumberland, a former college professor who has long crusaded against the use of a herbicide called glyphosate, alleges his environmental views cost him his job at the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) in Fredericton, N.B.''
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In Solidarity,
Organization Team Forest March BC 2021 https://www.forestmarchbc.com/

Whats going on with old-growth forests in BC?

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Essentials for BC's new standardized funding model for long-term care

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Essentials for BC’s new standardized funding model for long-term care

Did you know that the BC Government is developing a new standardized funding model for long-term care?

According to documents released to the Vancouver Sun through a freedom of information request, the Ministry of Health has been involved in a rigorous review process to address the current lack of consistency in how BC funds nearly 300 publicly-funded care homes.

A new model is essential to move towards consistent quality of care standards and accountability around use of public funds.

We can’t afford to miss this opportunity to bring much needed systemic changes. That’s why our Seniors’ Care Accountability Campaign will set out clear demands for what older adults, caregivers, health care workers, and allies expect to see in provincial standards.

Join us for our Seniors' Care Accountability Campaign Launch on June 22nd.

We’re worried about who is involved – and not involved – in developing the new provincial funding model. The documents released to the Vancouver Sun revealed that the Ministry of Health has contracted Ernst & Young...

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Freda Huson has a personal request for you

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Your bank funds climate disasters

Your bank funds climate disasters r1 ...

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Nahatlatch watershed old-growth forest needs help now!

Nahatlatch watershed old-growth forest needs help now! r1 ...

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It's time to Sue Big Oil

r1 Join us for the campaign launch on June 15th ...

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