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Upcoming Events

September 26, 2017, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Downtown YWCA, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver

If you’re attending UBCM in Vancouver, join us at YWCA-Downton on Tuesday, September 26 from 7:30 to 9:30 for the Columbia Institute Reception. Click here to save your spot! 

Friday, March 23, 2018 to Saturday, March 24, 2018
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings, Vancouver

Join Mayors, City Councillors, and School Trustees from across Canada at our 2018 Centre for Civic Governance Forum in Vancouver, BC from March 23 to 24, 2018. This annual event offers elected leaders the unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and opportunities facing our communities through presentations, case studies, and skill development experiences.

Scholarship Program

"I had a difficult time making the decision to leave the security of my job and return to school to study full-time. Initially, I returned to school part-time and continued to work and to raise my son as a single-parent.

Applications for 2017 round now closed:

        • David Podworny Memorial Scholarship
        • Dennis McGann Bursary
        • USW Lifelong Learning
        • TWU, USW Local 1944 Scholarship


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