An Evening of Celebration with the Columbia Institute


On Tuesday, October 29, we held our third fundraising dinner – a celebration of the invaluable contribution of Charley Beresford, our former Executive Director for 12 years – for her nurturing leadership of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities across Canad

Held at Heritage Hall in Vancouver, the evening event included a delicious buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, raffle, and mingling with friends who care about the communities we live in. 

Photos from the event, courtesy of Maire ni Allurain and Hana Woldeyes, can be found here.

Special thanks to our sponsors — Health Sciences Association of BC (Supporting), VancityUnited SteelworkersBC Federation of Labour, and Hands-on Publications — who helped make this event possible.


About Centre for Civic Governance

The Centre for Civic Governance works to support community leadership meeting today’s social and environmental challenges: climate change, Canada’s increasing equity gap, and shifting social trends. At the Centre for Civic Governance, our goal is to strengthen Canadian communities through sharing best practices, providing tools for locally elected leaders, and progressive policy analysis. We strive to provide knowledge and information to make real and positive social change.