What We Do

The Columbia Institute is an independent public policy think tank. Our mission is to foster and support leadership for inclusive, sustainable communities. We believe that communities who value social justice, the environment and strong local economies are healthier and happier places to live. Columbia Institute is a registered charitable organization in Canada.

Our programming areas include:

  • Centre for Civic GovernanceSupports community leadership to meet today’s social and environmental challenges.
  • Responsible Investment Builds the capacity of investment decision-makers to develop and implement responsible investment policies and procedures.
  • Green Jobs BC - Supports the creation of good jobs in a sustainable and green economy.
  • ScholarshipsAssists working people and mature students in returning to the classroom for retraining and skills upgrading.

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