Zoom Training: Deep Organizing Outreach – Multiple Platforms

This Zoom training workshop, given by the Canadian Labour Congress, will focus on deep organizing outreach using cutting-edge tools for social media, texting, and phoning. This session will be presented in French only.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Zoom Training: Pandemic Telephone Campaigning – CallHub. Part 2

This is the second of two Zoom training workshops on Pandemic Telephone Campaigning with CallHub given by the Canadian Labour Congress. The first, held April 20, focused on real experiences from experts in Canada and the United States. This second session (to be held April 28) will include hands-on training with different digital tools. This session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Zoom Training: Pandemic Telephone Campaigning – CallHub. Part 1

Two Zoom training workshops on Pandemic Telephone Campaigning with CallHub will be given by the Canadian Labour Congress.  The first (to be held April 20) will focus on real experiences from experts in Canada and the United States. The second session (to be held April 28) will include hands-on training with different digital tools. This session will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation in French.  Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Digital Organizing for Social Change – ACTION HOUR

This is a hands-on Zoom workshop for activists who want to learn about peer-to-peer organizing via text, given by Laurie Antonin, Digital Strategist for the Canadian Labour Congress. Interested? Contact Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo President Garry Worth at ktcndp@gmail.com.

Young New Democrats Convention

We invite you to join Young New Democrats from across the country at our 2021 Virtual NDP Youth Convention on March 20, 2021!

If you are under 26 years of age and a member in good standing of Canada’s NDP you are automatically a member of Canada’s Young New Democrats and eligible to register for our Convention.

If you are interested and available, please contact the President of your Constituency Association (see below) for further details.

Ontario On-line Campaign School

The Ontario NDP campaign school starts March 1 and continues to March 4. There are two classes a day (see https://www.ontariondp.ca/campaign-school-2021 for a complete schedule). Monday’s sessions start at 3:00 pm PST and 4:30 pm PST.  Classes start at 3:00 pm PST and 5:00 pm PST on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There are sessions on digital campaigning, voter contact, staying on message, and fundraising!
All of the trainings are public facing and anyone can participate.
Questions? Contact:
Danika Skye Hammond (She/Her)
BC Regional Organizer 
(778) 879 – 5844 / danika.hammond@ndp.ca 
Living and working on the traditional, unceded territory of the Sinixt Nation. 

Connecting British Columbia Program

The high cost of providing infrastructure for residents in and around rural and remote communities in B.C. has been identified by municipal governments, First Nations, Regional Districts, regional Internet service providers, and community advocates as one of the key barriers to expanding internet services.

The Connecting British Columbia program helps pay for infrastructure required to deliver high-speed internet connectivity to rural and remote areas of the province.

Over 500 rural and Indigenous communities will benefit from investments made through the Connecting British Columbia program. Locally, these include:

Cariboo Region

  • 100 Mile House
  • 105 Mile House
  • 122 Mile House
  • 93 Mile
  • Bridge Lake
  • Canim Lake
  • Deka Lake
  • Forest Grove
  • Gateway
  • Interlakes
  • Lac la Hache
  • Lone Butte
  • Roe Lake
  • Tatton

Thompson—Okanagan Region

  • 70 Mile House
  • Boston Flats
  • Clinton
  • Savona
  • Copper Creek
  • Lac Le Jeune
  • Little Fort
  • Walhachin
  • Green Lake

Provincial Government Commits $35 Million to Kamloops Elementary School

The Province has announced funding for a new Parkcrest school, committing nearly $35 million toward a new kindergarten-to-Grade-6 facility. The new school will have room for an additional 120 students, bringing the total to 510 students. It will include both a learning centre and a larger gym for use by community groups as well as students, thanks to the City of Kamloops, which contributed $2.5 million towards their construction. Work is set to begin in summer 2022. The school is expected to open by spring 2024. It will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards that will help to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while improving the school’s annual energy costs.

Funding for Parkcrest is in addition to $32.7 million recently invested in a 525-seat addition to Valleyview Secondary, set to open in September 2022.

In the last three years, the Province has announced more than $2.2 billion for 109 school capital projects, including nearly $760 million to create 13,280 student seats at new and expanded schools in fast-growing communities throughout British Columbia. To further keep up with enrolment growth, government has invested $211 million to purchase 14 sites for future schools since September 2017.

Budget 2020 includes a record $2.8 billion for seismic upgrades and replacements, new and expanded schools, and land purchases for future schools.

Further details can be found at https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021EDUC0005-000121

Vote!

Today is election day. British Columbians have an important and clear choice to make. We can go back to the BC Liberals—who cut taxes for the rich at the expense of everyone else. Or we can keep helping people—with John Horgan’s plan to keep us healthy, safe and secure through the pandemic and beyond.

Together, we can help people get through this pandemic. We can build a BC where strong public services are always there when people need them. We can create good jobs as we meet the challenge of the climate crisis. And we can work in partnership with Indigenous peoples to ensure that everyone benefits.

But we can only build on the progress we’ve made if British Columbians vote for their BC NDP candidate today. Get out and vote—and bring this home.

Important election day information:

  • Polls are open from 8am to 8pm, pacific time
  • You can vote at any polling place in BC. To find the one nearest you, visit bcndp.ca/where-to-vote
  • Make sure you bring your government-issued photo ID with you to your polling place. If you do not have that, find out other ID options here: https://elections.bc.ca/voting/voter-id/
  • As long as you are in line before 8pm pacific tonight, you can vote.
  • If you requested a ballot and haven’t sent it yet, bring it with you to a polling place before polls close on Election night to make sure it’s received in time.