Under the banner of “Committed to Action,” we’ll hold our annual Civic Governance Forum at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver, BC from 1pm on Friday, March 27 to 4pm on Saturday, March 28. REGISTER NOW & GET YOUR EARLY-BIRD RATE! NEW: Pre-conference workshop – Friday, March 27, 8:30am to 12pmPersonal Journey to Reconciliation This pre-conference workshop is designed to take participants READ MORE
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
Our work to ensure that our communities truly are “communities for all” has never been more important. One leader at a time. One citizen at a time. While global currents surge – climate change, moral leadership on equality, a global conversation on gender and power, international trade, a rising tide of newcomers amidst ecological disruption READ MORE
2017 High Ground: Leadership in Transitioning Times was held from March 31 to April 1 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Vancouver, BC.
2016 High Ground: Tools for Engaged Leaders was held at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel & Resort from April 1-2.
2015 High Ground: Tools for Inspired Leaders was held at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites in Vancouver, BC from March 20 to March 21.
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
Literally Place-Making was a conference for Saskatchewan municipal leaders and school trustees to help you look at how you can act on your intention to build more sustainable and inclusive communities. Download the full Literally Placemaking Agenda here. Keynote Speakers: Featuring Keynote Presentations by Candace Savage, author of the new Governor General Award Winning Book A Geography of READ MORE
What do climate action, local economies, citizen engagement, mindfulness, equality, community, rule of law, and freedom of speech all have in common? Democracy! And our schools and communities are where it all begins. Our future depends on nurturing a healthy and vibrant democracy, and leaders who exercise their ‘democratic jurisdiction’. Join us in deepening democracy. Join READ MORE
The Columbia Institute Centre for Civic Governance is pleased to be a co-sponsor for the elected official stream for the ICLEI Liveable Communities Forum. The theme of this forum is Creating Adaptive and Resilient Communities. The event will provide a forum for municipal practitioners and elected officials to discuss the importance of urban climate change READ MORE
Join us at our Centre for Civic Governance Forum for Progressive Governance in Harrison Hot Springs Friday March 30-Saturday March 31st. 2012. Joel Bakan at The Future is Local from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo . Equality and Public Education from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo . Local Is Global with Craig Keating and Alisdair Smith from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo . Funding Formulas: When More is Less and Less -Joan Axford from Centre for Civic Governance on Vimeo . Featuring: Joel Bakan is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of British READ MORE