COPE AGM this Sunday at 2:30pm

The Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, September 19 at 2:30pm.

 

Members will receive reports, vote on financials and elect a new Executive Committee.

 

New: Fatima Jaffer, a journalist and activist in the women’s and queer communities will be speaking on "Creating Inclusive Cities." 

 

The COPE Policy and Constitution Committee have proposed a series of constitution and by-law changes available HERE or by contacting the office for a hardcopy. The original version of the Constitution and By-Laws are available HERE

*Please note that due to the Society Act, amendments cannot be made from the floor for constitutional or by-law changes.

To
make registration easy for the AGM, and to avoid lineups, renew your
membership now. Donate online at cope.bc.ca/donate or
call Aaron at 604-813-7627 to make a payment by credit card over the
phone.

*Please note that new memberships must be received prior to the day of the meeting to be approved by the Executive Committee as per COPE’s constitution and by-laws.


Policy Sneak Peek this Sunday at 9:30am

This
Sunday, at 9:30am, prior to the 2:30 COPE AGM, we will be holding a
policy sneak peek and discussion at the Japanese Hall (487 Alexander
St). This session is open to the public and we hope to see you to
discuss some interesting draft policy to lead us into the next election.

The schedule is as follows:

9:30 Welcome

9:45 "A Debate on Density"
Wendy
Pedersen of the Carnegie Community Action Group and Blair Redlin, CUPE
researcher and former provincial Deputy Minister will lead a discussion
on the pro’s and cons of increased density in our city. Discussion to
follow.

10:30 Housing Solutions for Vancouver

Moderated by COPE Internal Chair and former Homelessness Critic, David
Chudnovsky,
COPE will release its draft policy from the "Housing Solutions for
Vancouver" forum held in the spring — position papers on everything
from coop housing to affordable rentals, social housing and affordable
ownership. Discussion to follow.

11:15 "Funcouver"
Vancouver
has made a lot of progress to change it’s image from a "no-fun city" to
one of public celebrations, but much more can be done. Join facilitator
and outgoing COPE staffer, Rachel Marcuse, to blue-sky brainstorm what
we can do at the city to make Vancouver a more fun and inclusive place.

12:00 Close

AGM begins at 2:30

Final Reminder — AGM and Policy Sneak Peek this Sunday!