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  • In our fall issue, we spotlight inspiring stories on free transit for kids, basic income, cities designed for all, youth engaged in climate action and elections, protection for gig economy workers , sustainable economies, and so much more.


On Tuesday, October 29, we held our third fundraising dinner - a celebration of the invaluable contribution of Charley Beresford, our former Executive Director for 12 years - for her nurturing leadership of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities across Canada.

Friday, March 27 to Saturday, March 28, 2020
Pinnacle Hotel, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3

The Columbia Institute will hold its annual Civic Governance Forum at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver, BC from Friday, March 27 to Saturday, March 28. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, take a look at last year's program here

Scholarship Program

"I had a difficult time making the decision to leave the security of my job and return to school to study full-time. Initially, I returned to school part-time and continued to work and to raise my son as a single-parent.

Applications are now closed:

        • David Podworny Memorial Scholarship
        • Dennis McGann Bursary
        • USW Lifelong Learning
        • TWU, USW Local 1944 Scholarship


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