Carlo Bodrogi is a former COPE employee and is serving his third term on the COPE executive. At the age of 18, Carlo co-orchestrated a successful organizing campaign of over 120 young workers at Playdium Metrotown for the Canadian Auto Workers. Carlo recently completed work with filmmaker Nettie Wild on a DVD/teaching tool that dissected the important work of Vancouver ’s Street Nurse outreach teams. While living in Montreal, Carlo was the was the city wide organizer of the Canadian Federation of Students’ “Student Saver Program” and was also hired by the McGill university first year office to coordinate part of the first-year orientation program. During the Just For Laughs festival, Carlo was hired as a personal guide for visiting entertainers and VIPs. After returning to Vancouver in 2006, Carlo worked as the Assistant Festival Coordinator for the World Urban Festival, the arts and culture component of the United Nations’ World Urban Forum. The five day festival focused on art for social change with dozens of performances from by groups from every continent. He was responsible for the organization and coordination of third party concerts and special events with organizations including: Public Dreams, UBC, the CBC, BC Hydro, the International Development Research Centre and BCIT. He has written on politics and film for the Capilano Courier and for the online magazine Seven Oaks. The majority of Carlo’s extended family remains in Paranaque on the outskirts of Manila in the Philippines.
Carlo Bodrogi, Fundraiser