September 2016

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.

Back in House: Why local governments are bringing services home

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.  

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