Political Action Committee
Political Action Committee members act as a liaison between the NWDLC and their community by attending meetings and presenting on behalf of labour to Councils or School Boards and by reporting back to the NWDLC on local issues. Our goal is to ensure elected representatives at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families. The Committee is responsible for coordinating the Labour Council’s Municipal/School Board Political Action Program including candidate outreach and endorsement. Members of the Committee are eligible for appointment by their Union to the Municipal/School Board Candidate Interview Committee. The Committee coordinates Labour Council activities such as MP or MLA lobbies in consultation with the CLC or BCFL.
In BC Local Government Elections are held on the 3rd Saturday in October, every 4 years. In 2018 they fall on Saturday, October 20th and the Political Action Committee is preparing for a busy election period!
Co-Chairs: Janet Andrews and Stephen Gale
Community & Social Action Committee
The Community and Social Action Committee responds to and/or initiates actions to address issues of people’s access to appropriate housing, social security, public education and adequate and appropriate income. The Committee creates a collaborative and participatory model with affiliates to undertake local and regional actions or activities. The Committee holds Community Forum events in conjunction with Protein for People Project to connect food bank clients with information and solutions on a variety of issues in local communities.
The next NWDLC Protein for People community forum will be held on Saturday, October 21st at Edmonds Community School, 7651 18th Avenue in Burnaby from 11 – 2 pm. featuring live music, Mr. Bubbles, children’s crafts, face-painting and a bbq. Come on down and join us!
Watch this space for information on 2018 NWDLC Protein for People activities.