Before highlighting the firsts from affiliate organization Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand. We want to share how the organization has come a long way since their campaign was initiated in 2014.
Greater Edmonton Alliance for the Common Good(GEA) has been following the Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization framework, which has led them to working toward building relationships with local Indigenous communities and organizations. Through the relationships of member organizations, they were introduced to the Creating Hope Society (CHS), a Indigenous based organization that supports Indigenous children in foster care.
In April of this year, the Spokane Alliance held an Assembly asking municipalities to commit to allocating their federal relief dollars to stabilizing the childcare industry. The Cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley collectively committed to $4 M to support working families, the childcare workforce, and mental health in early learning. Spokane County has been slow to make a matching commitment, so the Alliance has taken action to create a public dialogue about the need for County leadership.
On August 2nd, Sydney Alliance hosted their Convention: Together with Dignity. The convention hosted leaders from across their numerous organizations to build power and a strategy for the next chapter of work for the common good!
In June 2022, Queensland Community Alliance had a big community powered win with an historic increase in funding for Neighbourhood Community Centres.
At the end of June, the Calgary Alliance celebrated a huge win for Youth Mental Health Supports from their Provincial Government. Please join us in congratulating their Mental Health Research Action Team for the work they did to help take this big step towards their goals!
Read on to learn about the win from the perspective of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good:
On Thursday May 19th, Common Good Missoula had its founding assembly. Community members from 37 different institutions from the Greater Missoula area joined together to celebrate the official beginning of the new IAF NW Affiliate.