Important Dates

  1. VCCFA General Meeting – 17-02

    June 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. VCCFA General Meeting – 17-03

    September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. VCCFA Annual General Meeting, Elections & Social

    November 30 @ 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Media Releases

ESL funding cuts will harm B.C. immigrants’ prospects of success
The Georgia Straight – June 13, 2014

The high costs of cuts: adult ESL training
Here Magazine – Summer 2014

‘ESL Matters!’ Cry ralliers in protest of program cuts
The Tyee – June 6, 2014

ESL cuts translate into layoffs
The Vancouver Courier – June 5, 2014

ESL Matters rally coverage
OMNI TV (Punjabi) – June 4, 2014

ESL Matters rally coverage
OMNI TV (Mandarin) – June 4, 2014

ESL Matters rally coverage
OMNI TV (Cantonese) – June 4, 2014

Students rally for ESL training at Vancouver Community College
The Georgia Straight – June 3, 2014

Students rally to save ESL program at Vancouver Community College
Metro Vancouver – June 3, 2014

ESL program at Vancouver Community College axed
CBC Vancouver – June 2, 2014

ESL cuts at Vancouver Community College
Global BC – June 2, 2014

VCC eliminating ESL programs
OMNI TV (Cantonese) – June 2, 2014

BC government cuts to ESL programs at VCC hurt students
CBC Vancouver – June 1, 2014

More than 70 teachers likely to lose jobs at Vancouver Community College
The Vancouver Sun – May 30, 2014

ESL classes shutting down as funding dries up; hundreds of students turned away at VCC
The Vancouver Sun – March 28, 2014

Interview with Karen Shortt: ESL funding cuts at Vancouver Community College
March 26, 2014

Rally today at Vancouver college over ESL cuts
CKNW radio – March 18, 2014

Rally calls on province to restore ESL funding
The Vancouver Courier – March 20, 2014

Change will hurt ESL: educator
24hrs Vancouver – March 18, 2014

ESL Matters launch rally coverage
OMNI TV (Mandarin) – March 18, 2014

ESL Matters launch rally coverage
OMNI TV (Punjabi) – March 18, 2014

Karen Shortt on BC government cuts to ESL funding
W2 Radio Media Mornings – March 10, 2014

Vancouver Community College ESL teachers expect layoffs
Metro Vancouver – March 5, 2014

Vancouver Community College ESL program threatened by federal cuts
Metro Vancouver – February 25, 2014

2012

CUPE 4627 Job Action – MEDIA RELEASE – ANOTHER DAY OF STRIKE COMING TO VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE – NOVEMBER 6, 2012

CUPE 4627 Job Action – MEDIA RELEASE – Another Day of Strike coming at Vancouver Community College – NOVEMBER 1, 2012

CUPE 4627 Job Action – MEDIA RELEASE – FACULTY AT VCC WILL RESPECT CUPE’S PICKET LINE – OCTOBER 29, 2012

2011

Why is Government looking for a Fight with its Unions in Post-Secondary Education? Bill 18 – November 8, 2011

Strike Vote Passes at Vancouver Community College – February 25, 2011

2010

 

2009

Funding Cuts Reverse a Year of Progress on the Literacy Front at VCC

Press Release on Gross Inaccuracies in Liberal Platform

2008

Vancouver Community College (VCC) To Slash Programming

Backgrounder – Cuts-to-Learning-Opportunities-at-Vancouver-Community-College

2007

On VCC Budget and Tuition

Students’ Day of Action Justified at VCC

2006

FPSE Presidents Present to Standing Committee on Finance –

click here to read the excerpt from Hansard Select Standing Committee on Finance

VCCFA Presents to Legislative Committee on Education –

Submission on ESL to Legislative Committee

click here to read the excerpt from the Select Standing Committee on Education

Select Standing Committee on Education –

click here to read the full report of proceedings

2005

Community College Budget Confirms Extra Tax-Burden on Students –

April 26, 2005 – click here to read the release

Court Judgement goes Against Vancouver Community College –

February 2, 2005 – click here to read the release

2004

CIEA’s President on the Liberals’ 2004 Budget –

February 17, 2004 – click here to read the release

Further Tuition Fee Increases at VCC Shameful and Harmful –

January 28, 2004 – click here to read the release

2003

Former Vancouver Community College Board Chair Decries Effect on the Rule of the Market Values on Education in BC –

May 29, 2003 – Read the release

While the Need Grows Vancouver Community College Will Deliver Less English as a Second Language Training –

April 23, 2003 – read release

Vancouver Community College Education Council Decries Planned Cuts –

March 5, 2003 – read release

Non-confidence Vote Gets 98% Support – February 26, 2003 – read release

VCC College Board Moves to Squelch Public Input – Media Release – February 3, 2003