Monthly Archives: March 2014

Made in BC Ferries: The economic benefits of local ship procurement

Institutional procurement is a powerful, and often underutilized, economic development strategy that can positively impact “value added” economic sectors. How and where procurement dollars are spent can have important economic effects. In July 2013, BC Ferries announced it will put three new intermediate class ferries into service by 2016/2017. The corporation is seeking a fixed READ MORE

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

Civic Governance Dinner and Plenary with Paula Daniels

Join us Friday, April 4th for a Dinner & Keynote with Paula Daniels! And help spread the word:   FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Growing Local Economies, Feeding Local Communities Friday evening Dinner and Keynote with Paula Daniels April 4th, 2014 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Vancouver Register for the dinner at: Find out more about READ MORE