On Sunday, September 19, in a full room of about 100, COPE members elected an exciting new executive. Earlier in the day, members discussed a "sneak peek" policy document draft that focusses on creative solutions to solve Vancouver’s housing and homelessness crisis. The document will be available online at later this week. 
At the AGM, the following candidates were elected by the membership:
External Chair: Marcus Youssef
Internal Chair: Sarena Talbot
Recording Secretary: Donalda Greenwell-Baker
Membership Secretary: Mike Dumler
Correspondence Secretary: Vivian Pan
Treasurer: Nathan Allen
Fundraiser: David Chudnovsky
Members-At-Large: Brent Granby, Rachel Gold, Emily-Anne Paul, Helesia Luke, RJ Aquino
Click here to see biographies of the incoming executive. 
"I’m thrilled to be returning to the COPE Executive in my new role," said incoming COPE External Chair, Marcus Youssef. "This new team is a progressive group of committed organizers, and we’re going to start right away getting ready for the elections in 2011."
COPE’s incoming Internal Chair, Sarena Talbot, who has been chairing the Outreach Committee for the past year, praised the work of the outgoing Executive members and outlined COPE’s priorities in the coming months, "We have a big job ahead of us, engaging with every corner of this city, but this is a team filled with energy and experience, and I’m excited to start laying the groundwork for 2011."
COPE would like to thank all outgoing board members for their work over the past year.
Housing Solutions for Vancouver

The following is one step in COPE’s policy process. Thank you to the participants of the second Housing Solutions for Vancouver policy "sneak peek" on September 19. The feedback from that session will be incorporated in the coming weeks. To see the DRAFT document, click here: 
Town Hall Meeting on Cuts to Education in Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant
When:  Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Time:  7-9pm
Where:  Strathcona Community Centre – 601 Keefer Street
Who:  MLA Jenny Kwan will be joined by Dr. Clyde Hertzman (UBC Human Early Learning Parntership), Noel Herron (former principal and school trustee), Helesia Luke (BC Society for Public Education), Grace Tait (Ray-cam Community Centre), parents from Stathcona and Seymour Elementary Schools
Media are welcome
Contact:  Am Johal 778-895-5640 
September 22, 2010: COPE Elects New Exec, Town Hall and Housing Solutions for Vancouver