Thank you for your interest in joining the Centre for Family Equity! We look forward to getting to know you and welcoming you to the CFE.
Who can join the CFE Network?
CFE Network membership is open to all parents and caregivers living anywhere in BC with past and/or current experience of poverty and socioeconomic inequality. We welcome you to our diverse community of parents and caregivers working together towards justice and economic security for families in BC. We value all levels of engagement and interest, and we have two network options: voting and non-voting members.
What info do we gather?
We collect your name, your email address, and your general location in BC for ongoing contact and engagement purposes when you join the CFE Network as a voting or non-voting member. We also ask if you are a lone-income or a dual-income partnered household to best determine engagement opportunities for you at the CFE.
Our shared CFE beliefs and values
The Centre for Family Equity is guided by a useful tool called our Basis of Unity. The Basis of Unity explains our shared beliefs and guides our words and our actions as we work together at the organization within a very diverse community. We ask that you read through our Basis of Unity to ensure membership is right for you.
What do members get access to?
As a CFE Network member, you will receive email communications and have access to CFE engagement activities on an ongoing basis. We email on average once per month and on an as-needed basis when opportunities arise. You will remain a member until you unsubscribe from our email list or inform us you no longer wish to be a member. Voting members must renew their membership annually. We root what we do in community engagement and direct input from our members. We want to hear from you!
Some current opportunities include:
- Participate in our annual listening campaign to shape and determine our annual strategic foocus.
- Apply to open calls for peer researchers on research projects.
- Bring your insights and feedback to consultations on programs, services and policy solutions.
- Join available programs and events offered by CFE including skill-building workshops.
- Join ad hoc committees to impact our anti-racism and decolonizing work, membership development, program development, policy recommendations, and more.
Interested in being a voting network member?
If you wish to join us as a voting member and you indicate so in your sign-up form, we will send an email inviting you to join a required orientation for voting members. Attending an orientation is a mandatory part of becoming a CFE Network voting member. Voting members can attend the AGM and are able to apply for nomination for the board of directors. A CFE Network member can apply to be a voting network member at any time throughout the year.
For further information about CFE Network membership, please email [email protected].