DTES Legal Forum: Access and Barriers: A forum in which to explore legal access, barriers, innovation, challenges and gaps.
The DTES Literacy Roundtable in collaboration with UBC Learning Exchange, with support from Arbutus Rotary, will be holding an exciting forum to bring together downtown eastside educational and community service providers. We plan to connect with community members around topics of legal access and opportunities, highlighting areas of strength in service delivery and coordination and identifying areas of improvement for gaps in service.
Congratulations to Ecotrust Canada on their 20 amazing years of working with people in the places they call home!
Traditional Coast Salish Welcome with Carleen Thomas (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
Welcome by Emcee David Martin, founding Board Member
Opening Remarks by Jacqueline Koerner, founding Board Chair
Keynote Speech by Colin Lachance, Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs Forum
Opening Remarks by Adam Lane, Ecotrust
Closing Remarks by Brenda Kuecks, President
Congratulations to Broadway Youth Resources Centre in having their Grand Opening on Friday April 17th 2015! A wonderful event for the whole community to celebrate!!
Roland Clarke tries on an Apple Watch in Vancouver on Pre-Order Day – April 10, 2015
In the DTES Literacy Roundtable Community Consultation, we will discuss ways folks currently access information, where are the gaps, and what is required to connect people and the agencies which support them to access and disseminate timely and appropriate information. This will build on what we learned about our recent Downtown Eastside Digital Access Forum.
Join Mable Elmore with guests including environmentalist Sven Biggs.
Learn more about Mable’s commitment to oppose the proposed pipeline expansion and the need to grow Canada’s renewable energy sector.
Mable Elmore believes Vancouver East needs a strong voice to speak out unequivocally against the Kinder Morgan pipeline plan, and that there is overwhelming evidence to show the risks far outweigh any benefit for our community. Mable understands the need for urgent action on climate change and investment in Canada’s growing renewable energy sector.
As some of you might be aware, Mable Elmore – MLA for Vancouver-Kensington NDP—is now seeking the NDP nomination to become the next federal MP for Vancouver East. Mable is deeply committed to social justice and proactive governance. Mable also has a sincere commitment to getting young and new people involved in the political process.
Roland Clarke with Mable Elmore