Lobbying Activity Report

89-14177

Organization: Alliance of British Columbia Students
Associated registration: 8350-89-20
Lobbying Activity date: 2021-10-26
Arranged a meeting: No
Posted date: 2021-11-15

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Aryanna Chartrand Footnote1
Lesli Sangha Footnote1
Elizabeth Kilborn Footnote1
Jaya Dhillon Footnote1
Joshua Millard Footnote1
Karan Saggu Footnote1
Jeremy Law Footnote1
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Shirley Bond, MLA for Prince George-Valemount
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey South
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Doug Clovechok, MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Karin Kirkpatrick, MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Coralee Oakes, MLA for Cariboo North
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Ellis Ross, MLA for Skeena
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

Tom Shypitka, MLA for Kootenay East
Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly

David Somerville, Legislative Assistant
BC Liberal Caucus, Member(s) of the BC Legislative Assembly
 
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
The Alliance of BC Students encourages legislation regulating on-campus housing similar to the Residential Tenancy Act; and the setting of a reasonable cap on increases to rent in student residences. We want to encourage programs which increase access to high quality, affordable student housing for all students who require it, which includes encouraging government support for public and not-for-profit affordable housing
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Introduction, amendment, passage or defeat of any Bill or resolution in or before the Legislative Assembly
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Advanced Education, Colleges & Universities, Housing
The Alliance of BC Students is in favour of supports being provided to students during the COVID-19 crisis. We are in favour of eligibility for the BC Emergency Benefit for Workers being opened up to those who are eligible for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, more funding for Open Educational Reseources, dedicated funding for students who require additional technology to access classes while in a remote learning situation, increased funding for institutional counselling services, supports for students whose classwork is being affected by their parent status, the BC Rental Subsidy being opened up to students living in on-campus housing, emergency funding for PSIs or allowing PSIs to budget a deficit to avoid layoffs and service cuts, and continued funding for transit to ensure service continuity to PSI campuses for students who still need access to their campuses physically.
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Advanced Education, Colleges & Universities, Finances and Budgets, Health, Housing, Mental Health and Addictions, Transportation
The Alliance of BC Students is supportive of a needs-based grants program for students which is accessible to part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students, is not contingent on program completion, and which includes provisions for students with accessibility needs and/or dependents. We support widening the eligibility of the BC Access Grants program.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Advanced Education, Colleges & Universities, Finances and Budgets
The Alliance of BC Students supports renewing the $760 000 to address campus sexualized violence on an annual basis.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Advanced Education, Colleges & Universities
The Alliance of BC Students supports the implementation of specific requirements for public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia on the collection and public distribution of data and information on the utilization and implementation of campus sexual violence and misconduct policies, as required under Act 23 through regulation. We further encourage that the annual reports to the public post-secondary institution's governing body required under Act 23 also be submitted to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. We encourage the Province of British Columbia to require public post-secondary institutions to provide students who have interacted with their respective campus sexual violence and misconduct policies with a standardized feedback survey and that the anonymized information collected by these surveys be included in an institution's annual public report. We encourage the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training to cause a rubric on data collection consistency to be developed that is consistent with recommendation 6 in the Courage to Act report from Possibility Seeds. We further encourage the Ministry of Advanced Education to collect reports from undergraduate and graduate student associations as each public post-secondary institution in the province on their respective institution's required 3-year sexual violence and misconduct policy review under Act 23, to ensure that students are being consulted in these processes as is required under Act 23.
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Introduction, amendment, passage or defeat of any Bill or resolution in or before the Legislative Assembly
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
Advanced Education, Colleges & Universities, Human Rights
The Alliance of BC Students supports the introduction of minimum standards into the Sexualized Violence and Misconduct Policy Act, and the requirement that these minimum standards be included in the development of all Sexualized Violence and Misconduct Policies for every post-secondary institution currently bound by the Act. We support the creation of an independent, external monitoring agency to act as an oversight mechanism with regard to the handling of complaints, reports, or recorded disclosures of sexualized violence and misconduct on post-secondary campuses. We support a requirement in the Sexualized Violence and Misconduct Policy Act that mandates that institutions must publicly report data regarding how their Sexualized Violence and Misconduct Policies are being interacted with, in order to achieve increased institutional accountability. We support the provincial government creating a taskforce or committee to evaluate the Provincial Information and Privacy Act’s survivor-centrism, and clarify the ways in which the Provincial Information and Privacy Act interacts with the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act.
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Introduction, amendment, passage or defeat of any Bill or resolution in or before the Legislative Assembly
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Advanced Education, Privacy
 
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Joshua Millard
 
The above name is that of the most senior paid officer who is responsible for filing a Lobbying Activity Report for the organization (the Designated Filer), whether that person participated in this lobbying activity or not.
 
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