Category Archives : Leadership Handbooks


Nature of Leadership
Nature of Leadership

The Nature of Leadership

The Nature of Leadership is the Third Volume in the Innovative Strategies Leadership Series for locally elected leaders.  Inspired by conversations at our Centre for Civic Governance forums, this handbook is intended as a resource for your own innovative and inspiring work.  Note: Download the publication by section in the headings, or download individual articles by clicking on their READ MORE


Publications - Resiliency Cool Ideas
Publications - Resiliency Cool Ideas

Resiliency: Cool Ideas for Locally Elected Leaders

Resiliency: Cool Ideas for Locally Elected Leaders is the fifth volume in the Going for Green Leadership Series. Inspired by conversations at our Centre for Civic Governance forums, Resiliency highlights the bold and creative ways in which leaders and communities are responding to the major environmental challenges of our time. Note: Download individual articles by READ MORE


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Unlimited-Vision-Book-PRINT-COVER-200x300

Unlimited Vision: Ideas for Building Inclusive Sustainable Communities

Unlimited Vision: Ideas for Building Inclusive Sustainable Communities is a “best of ” collection of stories featuring courageous leadership, community building and legislative tools in action. You will find proven leadership practices and fresh ideas along with inspiration for creating a more sustainable and equitable future. You’ll find key ideas for: Progressive governance in a READ MORE


For the Love of Nature - cover
For the Love of Nature - cover

For the Love of Nature: Solutions for Biodiversity

For the Love of Nature: Solutions for Biodiversity is Volume 4 in the Centre for Civic Governance’s Going for Green series. Authors Briony Penn and Dr. Robin J. Hood share their remarkable collection of stories about leadership in biodiversity. Read about people behind initiatives like: Portland’s City Repair Ottawa’s Biodiversity Blitz Vancouver’s Stanley Park Ecology READ MORE


Innovative Strategies Book Cover
Innovative Strategies Book Cover

Innovative Strategies: Ideas for Sustainable Communities

Innovative Strategies: Ideas for Sustainable Communities is a collection of articles by prominent local politicians, environmentalists, and community leaders who demonstrate how to turn progressive ideas into action. In this book, you will find: Environmental Defence’s top 15 priorities for local action in Ontario; How Leaf Rapids became the first town in North America to READ MORE


Going for Green Book Cover
Going for Green Book Cover

Going for Green

A green revolution is underway! Get the goods from those making sustainability happen in British Columbia. Across BC, municipalities and school boards are going for green, moving toward sustainability by: Building Green Schools Community-wide composting Implementing ethical sourcing and other leading-edge policies Using sustainability frameworks to guide community decision making We’ve gathered presentations on these READ MORE