Join Stephen Tyler, who will introduce Greater Victoria Acting Together, a coalition of diverse organizations from the community including faith groups, unions, student organizations, environmental groups, and front line service agencies. GVAT’s purpose is to mobilize members to drive positive change in the community. The organization is volunteer-led and primarily powered by relationships between and within organizational members. GVAT’s members choose priority issues to study and identify specific public policy decisions as part of these issues to which they can apply their organizational power. Current priority issues are Housing, Mental Health and Addiction, and Climate Change. Stephen can provide some examples of how GVAT has moved the needle on these issues through collaboration with other community groups and through working with policy decision-makers directly.
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