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"How to lead a House Meeting" Online Training

NationBuilder r1 Learn this classic organizing tool ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Paov --

Over the next two months, we're rebuilding a power movement for public health care - one conversation at a time. Are you ready to join us?

We're calling on supporters of public health care across the province to organize small group conversations - also called house meetings - with people in your networks.

These conversations help to unearth stories that call for change. They're also a way of meeting lots of concerned citizens who are prepared to put some energy towards making that change happen.

We're hosting an online training so you can lean more be confident about taking part in this effort.

Click here to register

What: "How to lead a House Meeting" Training
Where: Virtual event via Zoom
When: Thursday, February 15th, from 1:00-2:00pm PST

If you're curious about how this classic organizing tool will help us build power and a put together people's health care platform, you can get caught up on our 2024 Organizing Strategy and Listening Campaign Kickoff here.

"How to Lead a House Meeting" Training

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CleanBC without LNG

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Our latest publication does the math


Dear Paov,

One would think the provincial government would be concerned that its CleanBC climate plan has a fatal flaw, no? But apparently elected representatives and public servants alike seem convinced their new energy framework solves all its problems.

The truth: liquefied natural gas (LNG) will prevent B.C. from following through on its climate commitments. That is unless you and I stop it.

Read our latest report now!

Our new report CleanBC or Fossil Fuels shows the province’s climate plan doesn’t prevent LNG from derailing all the work we’re doing to reduce carbon emissions.

Tens of thousands of new fracking wells in the northeast of the province would be required to fill the five LNG terminals proposed for the west coast — three of which already have all the permits they need to start construction. All that fossil fuel extraction...

Read more: CleanBC without LNG

What's your health care story?

NationBuilder r1 Reminder: Listening Campaign Kick-off ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Paov,

Will you join us tomorrow, February 7th, at 1pm on Zoom for our Listening Campaign Kick-off?

The member's meeting will present our organizing strategy as we head into a provincial election year, and it all starts with listening for stories. Your stories, your families' and friends' stories, your neighbours' and colleagues' stories - these are the building blocks of collective wisdom and action.

There's still time to register to receive the Zoom details in advance.

Click here to register

During the meeting, you'll get a chance to connect in small groups to exchange experiences with the health care system. We'll talk about ways you and people in your network can get be a part of people power for the public health care commitments we'll need in the years ahead.

BC Health Coalition General Meetings are open to all individual and organizational members. If you are unavailable at the time or are unable to join via Zoom, the recording will be posted on our website within one week.

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[evoz] Save the Date: Cafe Simpatico Friday, Feb 23

Central America Support Committee

presents
Cafe Simpatico
Friday, February 23, 2024
Paul Phillips Hall at Fernwood Community Association 1923 Fernwood Road Doors open at 7:00 PM: music at 7:30 PM; presentation at 8:00 PM.

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Join us in February at Cafe Simpatico for a film screening of La Tumba Mambi.
The docu-fiction La Tumba Mambi is the result of a long collaboration between University of Victoria anthropologist Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Cuban DJ Jigüe, and the members of the Tumba Francesa La Caridad de Oriente, a traditional cultural group located in Santiago de Cuba. Shot entirely in Eastern Cuba and edited in Havana over a period of more than 6 years, this short-length film of 27 minutes speaks to how friendship can make things happen in spite of daily life challenges.
Filmmaker and professor, Alexandrine Boudreault -Fournier will be present to discuss the film and answer questions.
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Everyone is welcome! Refreshments including Fair Trade Nicaraguan coffee. Donations are welcome.


Sponsored by Central America Support Committee (CASC)


www.victoriacasc.org https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/





B.C. promised better old-growth forest

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Forests fall as endangered species dwindle


Hi Paov,

Like many of you, I’ve been excited to read recent promises made by the governments of B.C. and Canada to protect wild nature, in partnership with First Nations.

But will remaining old-growth forests and other threatened ecosystems survive long enough to actually get protected? Not if you and I don’t take urgent action today.

Write now
Joe Foy in the forest

B.C.'s Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship Nathan Cullen promised the province was doing everything it can to help the highly endangered spotted owl recover. But the evidence in the forests themselves tell a different story.

To say we've been shocked at what we've found out in the woods would be an understatement. You would think given the governments’ recent promises, the forest habitat that is needed to bring spotted owls back to healthy numbers would automatically have strong protections.

What we found on the ground is...

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Register: Listening Campaign Kick-off

NationBuilder r1 Build power for public health care ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Paov,

Canada's universal, public health care system was won by organized citizens - a generation who imagined a world where everyone would have access to the health care they need. Today, we see staffing and access issues across health care, and we know the most equity deserving groups are the least likely to find the care they need. To reimagine a healthy public system that truly leaves no one behind, we need to rebuild organized people power at the scale necessary to meet the challenge before us.

That's why we're launching a Listening Campaign. We know that a people's movement needs to be rooted in the stories of everyday people. And we know that everyday people are more than clients, patients, or customers. We hold the resources and imagination that are essential to get our public system back on track.

Join us on Wednesday, 7 February from 1-2:30pm for a virtual General Meeting to find out how you and your organization take part in this effort. Advance registration is required to receive Zoom details.

Read more: Register: Listening Campaign Kick-off

End loopholes for big polluters

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Scrub fossil fuel fingerprints from Canada’s oil and gas emissions cap


Hi Paov,

For over ten years, we’ve fought to put a lid on rising emissions from oil and gas — Canada’s most polluting sector.

Now’s our best chance to rein in pollution from the fossil fuel industry. Will you take it?

WRITE NOW
Write the Environment Minister

Late last year, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault announced he would place a cap on oil and gas emissions. But the framework he released is full of loopholes and doesn’t require the industry to do its fair share.

Fossil fuel lobbyists are asking for “flexibility” in the cap, which could let companies pay to cover 20 per cent of their obligations. This is despite the federal government already requiring them to do five to 10 per cent less than other businesses in Canada.

If we get this right, the oil and gas emissions cap could finally...

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[evoz] This Friday: Cafe Simpatico Jan 26 with Raices Folklorico


Central America Support Committee
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Your monthly update from the BC Health Coalition

State of BC Health r1 BC Health

Your January 2024 monthly update from the
BC Health Coalition

UPDATE

Primary care out for corporate bid

In December, the Ministry of Health issued a “request for proposals” for 1.5 million virtual doctor or nurse practitioner visits in British Columbia, according to a report by CTV News in December. This large and extensive nature of this contract privileges large corporations like Telus Health, with a very short one-month period – much of it over the holidays – for providers to apply. Rather than investing in community-based primary health care capacity, the contract risks further corporatization of primary care. READ MORE.


ACTION

Community voice for long-term care funding reform cannot be ignored in favour of for-profit players

Over 1,600 seniors, their loved ones, workers, and other British Columbians mailed postcards...

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3 weeks left for new biodiversity law

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Biodiversity needs legal protection


Hi Paov,

There are three weeks left in the BC government’s consultation process for their new biodiversity and ecosystem health framework, and we have to make sure it’s done right!

Imagine an endangered caribou herd finally receiving protection to prevent mining operations within their caribou calving grounds! This is what we are fighting for.

Write in my comment now!

The BC government has been promising a biodiversity law for over three years. Now, this promise is finally taking shape with the biodiversity framework. This is our chance. Let’s bring this crucial law into reality and make it good.

It’s not just getting a law that’s important; it’s ensuring that it’s strong and effective with legal teeth. It must:

  • Prioritize ecosystems and biodiversity above resource extraction,
  • Be co-developed with First Nations,
  • Protect species at risk and their habitat, and
  • Build equity into the law to reward communities and people who protect biodiversity
Tell...

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[evoz] Cafe Simpatico Jan 26 with Raices Folklorico

Central America Support Committee
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Only a few hours left in 2023!

r1 There's still time to receive your 2023 donation receipt ...

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Nature cant wait a day longer…

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How are we responding to environmental challenges?

r1 A message from West Coast Executive Director and Senior Counsel ...

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❄️ A holiday e-card for you, Paov

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An action-packed end to 2023

r1 New RELAW video spotlights Indigenous legal traditions for stewarding nature ...

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Nature cant wait — act now for 202

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A better future for the environment is possible

r1 ⏲️ 2024 is right around the corner and we need your support ⏲️ ...

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Speak up Canadas oil and gas emi

r1 Have your say about this key climate policy ...

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