BCASW Annual General Meeting
Friday, October 22, 2021
3pm - 4pm: Guest Speaker - Adrienne Montani, Executive Director, First Call: Child and Youth Advocacy Society "Coalition Building as an Advocacy Strategy: Successes, Failures, & Ethics"
4pm - 5pm: Annual General Meeting
Members and non-members are welcome to attend the continuing professional development event prior to the AGM as well as the AGM however, only BCASW members can vote.
About Adrienne Montani - Adrienne has lived, worked and been a social justice activist in Vancouver since 1976. She joined First Call in 2000 and became the provincial coordinator in 2005. Prior to working with First Call, she served as the child and youth advocate for the City of Vancouver, and as the chairperson of the Vancouver School Board for three of her six years as an elected school trustee. Some of her earlier leadership positions included serving as the executive director of Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society and of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.
Adrienne has a long-standing interest in the issues of cross-cultural awareness and racism, women’s rights and the impacts of social exclusion on children and youth in low-income families. Her academic background is in Asian studies and adult education.