Join BCRTA - Free 1st year Membership - Win 1 of 10 IPad Mini4's



Chair Regina Day 250-352-3088
  Stefan Cieslik  
  Patricia Clough  
  JoAnn Lauber  
  Grace Wilson  



For the 2015/16 year the Advocacy committee's objectives are :

  • Advisory to the Board, its committees and branches when advocacy projects are being considered or undertaken
  • Continue to seek support in working with kindred organizations around issues affecting seniors
  • Assist other BCRTA committees and groups as they prepare for the BCRTA’s involvement in the 2017 provincial election
  • Identify appropriate people in government to be approached on issues affecting our members.

From the Summary of Reports 2014

BCRTA Policy and Procedures (17.1.0) states that the mission of the Advocacy Committee is to develop materials and strategies that “inform members and encourage them to take a proactive position in support of issues affecting their well-being”.That does not mean to be partisan in political action.  It means to identify issues (in our case members/seniors issues) and take positive actions to promote and improve situations.The Advocacy Committee also acts as an advisory body to the Board, its committees and branches when advocacy projects are being considered or undertaken (7.8.2).
In 2013-14, the Advocacy Committee provided funding for the branches that took up the Health and Housing action grants to notify their members and request through Patricia Laursen, Office Administrator and Kristi Josephson, Assistant Administrator for their assistance with projects and contacts.  My thanks to Regina Day, JoAnn Lauber, Bob Taverner, Gerry Tiede and President, Cliff Boldt also observer, Stefan Cieslik and Tom Brunker  for their help this year for their help this year on the Advocacy Committee in providing leadership to support the rights and welfare of BCRTA members.

Respectfully submitted,
Patricia Clough, Advocacy Chair





Golden Star

Poster GoldenStar Awards
Six $1500 Golden Star Awards Given to programs from Kindergarten to Grade 12



2017 Golden Star Award Recipients


Application Form

2016 Golden Star Award

2015 Golden Star Award

2014 Golden Star Award