2017 Columbia Institute Reception at UBCM

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! 

2018 High Ground

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. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, take a look at our 2017 program.

2017 Columbia Institute Reception at FCM-Ottawa

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2017 High Ground: Leadership in Transitioning Times

Columbia Institute's Centre for Civic Governance organizes an annual forum for elected officials and civil society leaders every spring. This forum features a series of keynotes, presentations, panels and workshops dealing with the issues and challenges facing our communities, both locally and nationally. Our 2017 event - High Ground: Leadership in Transitioning Times - was held from March 31 to April 1 in Vancouver, BC.

2017 Home for Good: Building the Secure, Affordable Rental Stock We Need

Out of control housing costs for both ownership and rental aren’t just a Greater Vancouver phenomenon. Many B.C. and Canadian communities are experiencing a worsening, wickedly complex housing crisis that has been decades in the making. Shelter insecurity has seeped into the middle and even upper-middle class, and across all age and cultural demographics.


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