Lobbying Activity Report

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Organization: Alliance of British Columbia Students
Associated registration: 6568-89-16
Lobbying Activity date: 2021-02-16
Arranged a meeting: No
Posted date: 2021-03-15

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Manpreet Kaur Footnote1
Grace Dupasquier Footnote1
Mariana Sanchetta Lomelino Footnote1
Shanti Scarpetta-Lee Footnote1
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Kaylea Kray-Domingo, Stateholder Engagement & Outreach Coordinator
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 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 a multi-year extension of the BC Graduate Student Scholarship, and expanding its eligibility to graduate students in non-STEM disciplines
  • 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 conducting a province-wide survey on the experiences of students with disabilities in post-secondary education.
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of 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, Health, Poverty
The Alliance of BC Students supports developing an International Student Education Strategy that ensures that international students’ cost of education is predictable, and reduces institutions’ reliance on international student tuition
  • 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
The Alliance of BC Students supports increasing overall public investment into public post-secondary institutions, with the specific goal of making post-secondary education more accessible and affordable by increasing supports for students, and potentially mitigating the costs passed on to students via tuition and associated fees.
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
  • Decision by the Executive Council or a member of the Executive Council to have the private sector instead of the Crown provide goods or services to the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Advanced Education, Colleges & Universities, Mental Health and Addictions
The Alliance of BC Students supports initiatives that encourage:
The reduction of wait times for students to access mental health care and counselling services;
Reducing financial barriers to students accessing mental health care;
Access to mental health care for members of equity-seeking groups by providing culturally safe and relevant care;
Improving the socio-economic conditions of students, including access to post-secondary education, creating culturally and physically safe educational environments, and access to housing and food security; and
The reduction of stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness.

The Alliance of BC Students opposes initiatives involving:
Imposing additional costs on students in order to access mental health care; and
Developing mental health care programs that do not properly consider the needs and safety of equity-seeking groups.
  • 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, Colleges & Universities, Health, Mental Health and Addictions
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 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: Grace Dupasquier
 
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.
 
  1. Footnote1  Indicates new information that was added through a Lobbying Activity Report.

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