Parliamentary Procedure and Effective Meetings

March 27, 2023 at
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST
Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4

IN PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre and by ZOOM | Lunch will be provided for those attending IN PERSON

This course will provide you with all the basics of parliamentary procedure and the necessary skills to run a meeting effectively. Topics covered will include the duties of a chairperson and secretary, what the rules of order are, and how they work, and how the rules of order can provide a democratic and fair process to get the business of your union, labour council or other organization accomplished.

Facilitator: Adrienne Smith

Adrienne Smith is a transgender human rights activist and social justice lawyer. They recently settled a BC Supreme Court case which guaranteed access to opiate replacement therapy for prisoners in BC Jails. Adrienne appeared at the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada where they argued about the deleterious effects of mandatory minimum sentences for women, Indigenous people and drug users. As a trade union activist, they advocate for transgender inclusion in our unions and workplaces. Adrienne volunteers at the Catherine White Holman Wellness Clinic where they give free legal advice, take on human rights cases, and notarize name change documents for trans people.

Adrienne is the receipient of the Canadian Bar Association BC Diversity Award; the Canadian Mental Health Associiation BC Branch Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership Award; The Allard Law Alumni Achievement Award; and the Vancouver and District Labour Council Syd Thompson Award for Community Service.