Category Archives : Event Resources


Tools for Fair Taxation WEBINAR

Listen to our webinar on Tools for Fair Taxation, with economist and CCPA research associate Hugh Mackenzie, that happened Tuesday, Oct 29th, 2013.    Click here to watch and listen to the full Webinar. Click here to download Hugh Mackenzie’s Powerpoint.   Hugh Mackenzie is principal in an economic consulting business, Hugh Mackenzie and Associates, based in Toronto. He has worked for over 35 years in a variety of capacities related to READ MORE


Jamie Biggar – 2013 Centre for Civic Governance Forum

Jamie Biggar’s Dinner Plenary at the  Deepening Democracy  Civic Governance Forum 2013: “In order to be able to address the massive challenges that are facing our society, we have to work on this crisis of declining trust. We need to bring people together, and build social trust, so that we can take collective action, and move from READ MORE


Request for Workshop Proposals – BC Civic Governance Forum

Civic Governance ForumRequest for Workshop Proposals The Centre for Civic Governance’s dynamic BC Governance forum is happening March 23 & 24, 2013. We are requesting workshop proposals that are relevant to locally elected leaders, particularly workshops about climate action, social inclusion, social justice, citizen engagement, and the cultural economy.  Proposals should include: An overview of READ MORE


The Sharing Good Ideas Agenda

Agenda 9:00 am      Registration 9:30 am Welcome  9:45 am Panel – Municipal role in Home Energy Retrofits – WE CAN DO IT! 11:00 am Break 11:15 am Panel  –  A Climate Change Action Charter for your municipality? 12:30 pm LUNCH  12:45 pm Key Note Speaker – Economist Jim Stanford 1:30 pm Panel – A Living READ MORE


The Future is Local workshop descriptions

Pre-Conference sessions: Persuasive Communication  Don’t educate, persuade! Persuasive communications training teaches concepts of message delivery in an intensive, interactive session. It equips spokespeople to understand the principles of persuasion, to define their message and key contrasts, to get their message out in non-supportive environment, to connect with their audience, and to win over peers, senior READ MORE


Resilient Communities: Cool Ideas for Locally Elected Leaders

Our annual governance forum in Harrison Hot Springs explores the idea of resiliency and the bold and creative ways in which leaders and communities are responding to the major environmnetal challenges of our time. Presentations: Bill Rees – The Big Picture: The Jekyll and Hyde of Resilience Juan Torres – Children and Cities: Planning to Grow Together Briony Penn – Conservation Offsets: Stretching Funds for Greenspace, Watersheds and Community Forests


Leading Change presentations

LEADING CHANGE IN CHALLENGING TIMES. THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PARTICIPANTS! WE ENJOYED ANOTHER INSPIRING FORUM!  THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PARTICIPANTS!  WE ENJOYED ANOTHER INSPIRING FORUM! In these challenging times, when the outlook for progressive public policy feels daunting, we invite you to join other Mayors, Councillors and School Trustees to share ideas, READ MORE


Facing the Challenge: Strategies for Green and Inclusive Recovery

“Inspiring thinking”“Gives me a sense of possibility” Since its launch two years ago, the Columbia Institute’s successful forums Sustainable Communities, Leadership Matters and Communities in Action brought together Mayors, Councillors and School Trustees from every region across Ontario to discuss key issues and imagine creative ways to improve public policy. With the massive economic change READ MORE


Ahead of the Curve: Tapping into the Prairies’ Rich Leadership History

Ahead of the Curve,: Tapping into the Prairie’s Rich Leadership History A forum for the Prairies’ locally elected leaders. The forum provides tools, resources and inspiration for building strong and sustainable local economies. Ahead of the Curve: Tapping into the Prairies’ Rich Leadership History October 29th, 2011 9:30 am – 4:30 pm At Wanuskewin Heritage READ MORE


Communities by Nature: Growing Democracies from the Ground Up

The Centre for Civic Governance at Columbia Institute presents Inspire, Inform: Half-day forum held on Tuesday, November 3 Featuring Keynote speaker Jeb brugmann Forum included sessions on smart growth, children’s nature deficit,  talking sustainability with constituents, and more. Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts — 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary Keynote speaKer Jeb Brugmann is READ MORE


From the Ground Up: Using Local Assets to Build Inclusive Sustainable Communities

Photos from the event Presentations from the event Adrienne Montani: Living Wage In BC Andre Isakov:  Going Local       Program Highlights Friday Morning 11:00 – 12:15   How Big is Your Magic Wand?   Municipal Powers and Sustainability.  This session explores practical definitions of sustainability, the cost of climate change and integrating a triple bottom line (social, economic and environmental) framework.  It will look at local government tools READ MORE