Committees


Advocacy

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

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Excellence in Education Committee

The Excellence in Education Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Health & Housing Committee

The Health & Housing Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Heritage Committee

The Heritage Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Pensions & Benefits Committee

The Pensions & Benefits Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Retirement Workshops Committee

The Retirement Workshops Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.

Social Concerns Committee

The Social Concerns Committee members for 2017/18 will be posted after the Annual General Meeting.