E-Newsletter (October 2015)

Briefing Notes

On Monday, November 19th, Canadians voted for change. A fresh, new government like the one we delivered to each other yesterday offers new conversation windows to achieve more inclusive communities, an economy that works in harmony with the environment and a brighter future.

The Columbia Institute has been proud to play a role in public policy dialogue for inclusive, sustainable communities across Canada since its founding. To be more exact, this cause has been dear to our hearts for almost 15 years now.

So, with change arriving on our door step, we’d like to draw your attention to some of our work on public finance and local economies. (For example,Who’s Picking Up the Tab? and Buying Local: Tools for Forward-Thinking Institutions).

Here’s how we will continue our work:

  • By sharing our research on green economy, public private partnerships and transportation, for example, in order to build and advance sustainable and healthy communities.
  • By organizing a range of special events to share best practices and  new research about emerging issues facing our communities. (Take a look!)
  • By partnering  in issue areas that are important to Canadians — like climate action, responsible investment and public education– enabling us to leverage our shared resources to have a direct and lasting impact on people’s lives.  (For example, our responsible investment partnerSHARE.)

And in the meantime, let’s celebrate Canadians turning out in the highest numbers since 1993 to engage in the discussion on the future of our country.

Charley Beresford
Executive Director

Read the full newsletter here: Briefing Notes

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.