Columbia Cafe: Pathways to Affordable Housing: Policy Solutions for BC

British Columbia is undergoing a crisis in housing affordability that reaches across generations. Whether you are starting out as a student or are currently an entry-level- or mid-career employee or on the verge of retirement, BCs housing crisis affects both renters and owners alike. Solving this crisis requires deliberate policy action.

Columbia Institute Gala Fundraiser

Save the date for our third gala dinner on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver. The evening program includes a networking reception, an Ethiopian buffet dinner and a raffle. 

Columbia Cafe: Canada Infrastructure Bank and The Public's Right to Know

We held our second Columbia Cafe on its latest report "Canada Infrastructure Bank and The Public's Right to Know!" on October 17, 2017 at the People's Law School in Vancouver. Report author Keith Reynolds presented highlights of the report, which are captured below. 

2017 Columbia Institute Reception at UBCM

We held our annual Columbia Institute Reception at the YWCA-Downton on Tuesday, September 26.  

High Ground: Centre for Civic Governance Forum

Our work to ensure that our communities truly are “communities for all” has never been more important.  One leader at a time. One citizen at a time. While global currents surge – climate change, moral leadership on equality, a global conversation on gender and power, international trade, a rising tide of newcomers amidst ecological disruption and a changing world order – local leaders are on the front line. And grassroots movements are putting them there.


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