The community at large:
Realistically the total Jewish community of approximately 25,000 does not represent a large enough number to politically affect the changes that are needed in order to service seniors. JSA has formally joined with many advocacy groups in the larger community that together are working to effect systemic change to all kinds of services provided by the various levels of government. In most cases systemic advocacy work does not produce immediate results. Sometimes it takes many years to successfully affect changes for the better. In our affiliation or partnerships with other advocacy groups we present a new political power that governments have to reckon with, and sooner or later to respond to.
We work together with the following advocacy partners:
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- BC Community Response Networks [BC CRN]
- BC Poverty Reduction Coalition [BCPRC]
- Canadian Association of Retired Persons [CARP]
- Gordon Neighbourhood House
- The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
- Vancouver Seniors Advisory Committee [SAC]
- United Way of Lower Mainland [UWLM] BC211/ Better Home
- Seniors First B.C. [COSCO]
- BC Coalition of People with disabilities [BCCPD]
- BC Health Coalition [BCHC]
- BC Seniors Advocacy Network [BC SAN]
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [CCPA]
- Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of British Columbia [COSCO
- Integrated Care Advocacy [ICA]
- Vancouver Cross Cultural Seniors Network [VCCSN]
- Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre