Submitted by columbiainstitute on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 15:03
Join Mayors, City Councillors and School Trustees from across Canada at our 2017 Centre for Civic Governance Forum in Vancouver, BC from March 31 - April 1. The progressive non-partisan event aims to help elected leaders gain a deeper understanding of pressing civic issues through a series of presentations, case studies and skills development experiences.
Click here to register. (Early bird rates available until March 1, 2017.)
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 16:11
With input from eight seniors centres in Metro Vancouver, the Columbia Institute report, Our Future: Seniors, Socialization and Health, spotlights how municipalities are the frontline in seniors health by offering a wide variety of programs that help keep seniors healthy and independent and delay/prevent seniors from requiring more costly health care services.
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 14:57
Columbia Institute's Centre for Civic Governance's latest report, "Back in House: Why local governments are bringing services home," says that across Canada and around the world public services that were once outsourced are now finding their way back in-house to municipalities, mainly because using in-house services saves money. Simply put: Privatizing services hasn’t delivered the benefits that were promised.
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 15:37
The application process for Next Up leadership 2016-2017 has begun! Next Up is a leadership training program for young people age 18-32 who are passionate about social and environmental justice. Applications are open for our 7-month training programs in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Ottawa. Please forward to anyone you think may be interested! Learn more
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:26
“Top Asks for Climate Action” highlights how Canada can ramp up climate action by empowering low carbon communities. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Read more