Yearly Archives: 2018


What you need to know about child labour in BC

Did you know the work-start age in BC is twelve? First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition  commissioned a public opinion survey  in June and found that only six percent British Columbians could correctly identify the age at which a child can be formally employed without the need for a government permit. We’re not talking about babysitting or raking grass. Twelve year-olds can work in READ MORE


2019 High Ground: Centre for Civic Governance Forum

The Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance held its annual Centre for Civic Governance Forum in Harrison Hot Springs from Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30. The theme of the 2019 event was “High Ground: Rising to the Challenge.” Program: Click here Photos: Click here . Videos: Click here . Presentations Conference Opening Stratcom’s BC Public Opinion Poll Results Poverty Reduction and Income Inequality in BC READ MORE


Local government leaders have a powerful new tool to tackle carbon

A small women-led Vancouver company is helping resource-challenged municipalities get the most bang for their climate-fighting buck. Climate change was always supposed to be a distant threat, something that “other people” would one day have to deal with. We all know how that panned out. Across Canada, local government leaders are grappling with wildfires, floods, READ MORE


Exclusive limited time offer: On demand course on pronouns and inclusive language

As a forward-thinking leader, you know that inclusive language is one of the most powerful ways to break down barriers to inclusion and to build sustainable and inclusive communities. Being current with pronouns and knowing inclusive greetings and phrases is important for locally-elected community leaders. We’re happy to offer a unique on-demand course on Pronouns and READ MORE


Build a Better Waterfront with Nature

This post is an adapted excerpt from Lea Elliott’s book:  Work Like Nature: Sustainability lessons from  ecosystems for your job or business “Every time I walked the waterfront, I saw it as a bit of a disaster. I could see what was wrong and what could be right,” said Adrian Rowland, a coastal engineer and West Vancouver resident. West Vancouver’s urban shoreline is a mixture of sandy READ MORE


A screening of Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change

On the occasion of High Ground 2018, we presented the first public screening of the documentary Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change in Vancouver on Thursday, March 22. Set in the context of the Paris climate change agreements, the new film tells the stories of climate change leaders from Canada’s West Coast working in renewable energy, city government, READ MORE


March On Vancouver 2018

It’s been a year since a new women’s movement came together in response to the inauguration of the forty-fifth president of the United States. On this occasion, the movement – representing a broad range of grassroots organizations and individuals — organized the first Women’s March in Washington, DC. From there, another 673 marches were held READ MORE