Category Archives : Civic Governance Forums


Food for Thought: Progressive Governance Forum

Our Progressive Civic Governance Forum is happening April 4th – 5th, 2014 in the Coast Plaza Hotel in downtown Vancouver, BC. The theme is: FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Growing Local Economies, Strengthening Local Leadership Access resources from Food for Thought here . View videos from Food for Thought here.     Pre-Conference Sessions: Public Speaking for Local Leaders – Persuasive communications training teaches concepts of message delivery in an intensive, interactive READ MORE


Literally Placemaking: Progressive Governance Forum

Literally Place-Making was a conference for Saskatchewan municipal leaders and school trustees to help you look at how you can act on your intention to build more sustainable and inclusive communities.   Download the full  Literally Placemaking Agenda  here.   Keynote Speakers: Featuring Keynote Presentations by Candace Savage, author of the new Governor General Award Winning Book A Geography of READ MORE


Deepening Democracy: Progressive Governance Forum

What do climate action, local economies, citizen engagement, mindfulness, equality, community, rule of law, and freedom of speech all have in common? Democracy! And our schools and communities are where it all begins. Our future depends on nurturing a healthy and vibrant democracy, and leaders who exercise their ‘democratic jurisdiction’. Join us in deepening democracy. Join READ MORE


Livable Cities Forum

The Columbia Institute Centre for Civic Governance is pleased to be a co-sponsor for the elected official stream for the ICLEI Liveable Communities Forum. The theme of this forum is Creating Adaptive and Resilient Communities. The event will provide a forum for municipal practitioners and elected officials to discuss the importance of urban climate change READ MORE


The Future is Local: Progressive Governance Forum at Harrison Hot Springs

Join us at our Centre for Civic Governance  Forum for Progressive Governance in Harrison Hot Springs Friday March 30-Saturday March 31st. 2012.   Joel Bakan at The Future is Local from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo .     Equality and Public Education from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo . Local Is Global with Craig Keating and Alisdair Smith from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo .   Funding Formulas: When More is Less and Less -Joan Axford from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo . Featuring: Joel Bakan is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of British READ MORE