An Environmental Scan of Public Policy and Programs for Young Aboriginal Children in BC: A Cold Wind Blows
This report written by Kathleen Jamieson has been two years in the writing. It researches policies and programs for Aboriginal Children in BC.
Kathleen has been a member of BCRTA’s joint advocacy committee with COSCO; and she, with Barb Mikulec, authored our Medicare fact sheet.
Her report is very much related to our affiliation with First Call and our concerns for the welfare of our province’s children.
The federal government is refusing to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces to replace the one that expired on March 31, 2014.
Cuts to the Canada Health Transfer loom on the horizon. Medicare, as we know it, is at risk! Asking your MP to "Keep the Heart in Medicare" can be easy, interesting — even
fun, if you're armed with a few basic advocacy how-to's and some background information about the issue. You don't have to be an expert, only a concerned constituent. Here's a kit to assist you when talking to your MP about how important our healthcare system is to you.
Metaphor of the Orchid
Recently retired British Columbia classroom and learning resource teachers are invited to be research participants in a study entitled, Rethinking the Relationships Between Learning Resource and Classroom Teachers. Eligible participants are educators who have left the teaching profession in 2010 or later, and who have worked with either English Language Learning students, Special Education students, or both, and/or have worked as a classroom teacher in an elementary and/or secondary school. If you are interested in participating, please contact, Vicki Prasad at for an Invitation Letter with more detailed information. Thank you for your interest.
BCRTA members are reminded that Johnson is our insurance broker.
This company has developed a scholarship program that is open to BCRTA members and their families, e.g. grandchildren.
"At Johnson, we understand the challenges faced by students during their pursuit of higher education, and we are proud to offer scholarships to help them achieve their dreams. Since 1998, Johnson has awarded over 1500 scholarships valued at more than $1 million to support young Canadians coast to coast in pursuing their post-secondary education."
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You have finished your visit and have talked to your MP about protecting and enhancing Medicare. You don't want you and your fellow advocates, nor the issue you have discussed, to be forgotten. This is a kit of information to leave behind for your MP, who, hopefully, will refer to it often after your visit.
It reminds your MP of who you are, the reason for your visit, and some background educational information about the threats to Medicare.