We had a great turnout for ALIVE's 2014 AGM! Thanks to everyone who joined us...
We are pleased to announce the ALIVE Board of Directors for 2014-2015
President: Ernie Crey
Vice President: Penny Kerrigan
Treasurer: Clayton Brown
Secretary: Devon Webster
The evening began with dinner and a screening of "Our Place, Our Children", a short documentary that follows Caprice, an indigenous youth who suffered a critical crisis in 2012, and the important family figures who supported her through her recovery process.
This film is a collaboration between Caprice and Melanie Rita Lecoy (ALIVE board member), Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society(ALIVE), Our Place, Raycam Community Centre, and Salish Sea Productions. It was well-received by all ALIVE members.
Tristan Hopper of the National Post reports on the state of "Canada's poorest postal code", citing both ALIVE President, Ernie Crey and Executive Director, Scott Clark in a recent article
“We’ve made it Fortress Downtown Eastside; easy to get in, exceptionally hard to get out of,” says Ernie Crey, president of the AREA’S Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE).
1. Review Work Reports
2. Review Financial Position
3. Special Resolution A: That Rule 17 be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
17. A quorum is 10 members present or such greater number as members may determine at a general meeting
4.Special Resolution B : To delete Rule 38 in its entirety and replace with the following:
38. A resolution in writing approved by a majority of the Directors by phone, email and in a meeting of the Directors will as valid and effective as if regularly passed at a meeting of the Directors.
5.Special Resolution C: That a amendment is made to Rule 4 to read:
4. A Full Member will ordinarily be defined as any Aboriginal person (section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982) living in the Vancouver area (Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster) who support the objectives of the Association.
Any person may apply to the Directors or their designate and upon acceptance by the Directors or their designate, the person becomes a member. Membership criteria will be determined by the Directors yearly.
The Directors may accept a non-aboriginal person as a member but such members will not exceed 10% of the total aboriginal membership of the Association.
6. Election of Officers
Update October 29th, 2014
MEDIA releases On BC Housing Privatization:
One City Statement
Green Party Statement
Update: ALIVE Press Release
PDF Available HERE
Read more about the Story in the Vancouver
Join us on October 22nd for a Community Meeting
Michèle Audette, president of the Native Women's Association of Canada, was recently in Vancouver addressing the Unifor Canadian Council. ALIVE President, Ernie Crey, and Executive Director, Scott Clark, had the opportunity to meet with Audette to discuss key issues affecting Aboriginal women and urban Aboriginal residents in Vancouver as well as the work of ALIVE and our partners.
Audette has announced that she will be stepping down from the NWAC by the end of the year, as she will be seeking nomination in the Quebec riding of Manicouagan with the Liberal Party. Audette has been outspoken about the need for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Her presentation at the Unifor conference can be found here
Michèle Audette and Scott Clark
Michèle Audette and Ernie Crey