The Honourable John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
Office of the Premier
Premier and President of the Executive Council
West Annex Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC., March 24, 2020
Subject: Ensuring Not-for-Profits and Charities are Included in COVID-19 Relief Plans and Funding
BC's not-for-profit and charitable sector is actively supporting the Government of British Columbia, businesses, and the public during the COVID-19 crisis. The vital work our sector exists to accomplish - from supporting people with addictions and overdose prevention services, to supporting...
On the heels of our recent bulletin regarding COVID-19, we want to provide a more in-depth resource guide for BC not-for-profits. For context, we were fortunate to have an online discussion in one of our working groups, “Decent Work in the Sector”, where we talked about the many ways in which this virus affects us in the workplace, specifically in not-for-profits – especially with anxieties looming around reliable funding.
We really appreciated being able to convene and connect over video chat, and just share concerns and strategize together on...
*This bulletin, originally published March 13, 2020, was last edited on March 18, 2020.
As Vantage Point is a space primarily used for convening and group learning, we want to reach out to you amidst the most recent updates on COVID-19. We understand there are a lot of mixed feelings about this outbreak. The bottom line is we want to make sure everyone is - and feels - safe, so we have begun important conversations with our Staff and Board to determine our plans for the coming months.
As of March 16, 2020, a few workshops and labs have been cancelled while others will be offered...
This year was Vantage Point's first time attending the BC Budget Lock-up on February 18, 2020. Budget Lock-up is the day when the provincial government announces the budget and highlights key spending decisions to stakeholders and media. Omar Dominguez, Director of Government Relations & Sector Development, attended the proceedings.
In June 2019 Vantage Point made a submission to the BC Budget consultation process. You can read the submission here.
The BC Budget is out and the consensus across many stakeholders is this is a cautious budget which stays the course in the current government...
As Mark Friesen wraps up his 6-year Vantage Point career to move on to his next exciting adventure, Omar Dominguez steps into his new role of Government Relations and Sector Development. Together, they summarize the broad scope of - and vision for - Vantage Point's efforts in BCs not-for-profit sector.