Events

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.

2016 Report briefing: Our Future: Seniors, socialization and health

On October 18, Columbia Institute held a briefing on key findings of a new report, “Our Future: Seniors, Socialization and Health,” at the South Granville Seniors` Centre. Click here to read report 

2017 Columbia Institute and Tyee Gala: Stories to be heard, not yet told

Columbia Institute partnered with The Tyee to organize a gala celebration dedicated to hearing stories from BC's leading reporters and story tellers on what's shaping our lives. Held on March 6, 2017, at the Creekside Community Centre, the evening event included an Ethiopian buffet dinner, a silent auction, and mingling with friends, who care about the communities we live in.

2016 UBCM: Columbia Institute Reception in Victoria

Thanks to WCEL (West Coast Environmental Law) & and FPSE (Federation of Post Secondary Educators) for joining us as lead sponsors.

2016 FCM: Columbia Institute Evening Reception

The past year has brought significant changes: a shift in our federal government and with that a fresh focus on infrastructure and communities, and the signing of the historic climate change agreement in Paris. It's an important time for us to gather to reboot and connect!

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