2019 High Ground: Centre for Civic Governance Forum


Our 2019 Centre for Civic Governance Forum will take place in Harrison Hot Springs from Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30.

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At this special 26.5 hour event, which will take place under the banner of “Rising to the Challenge,” we aim to develop a deeper understanding of the issues shaping our times and to provide insights on how to build more inclusive, sustainable communities. There are also plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues!

View our Program. Check back regularly for updates. 

View our Speaker Spotlight. Check back regularly for updates.

Register here for the Forum.

AccommodationHotel accommodation is booked separately. Please call Harrison Hot Springs Resort at 1-800-663-2266 ​to book your room. After February 27, room and group rates will be subject to availability.

To take a look at some highlights from last year’s event, including the program and videos, visit us as 2018 Governance Forum.


Stratcom Poll is now closed. Results will be delivered
at High Ground 2019 on Friday March 29.


Is your community concerned about affordable housing, poverty alleviation, transportation, the opioid crisis, climate action, childcare, inclusive education, zero waste, green jobs, or another topic? We want to hear from you!

Our Research Sponsor for High Ground 2019, Stratcom, is donating five questions in an upcoming BC online survey. The first phase in this research is getting feedback from you – civic governance forum registrants and friends of Columbia Institute – on what you think the research should focus on.

The top five topics chosen in this consultation survey will guide the construction of five questions that we will be asked to a representative sample of 1,500 adult British Columbians in an online survey in late February.

The results of this research will be presented by Stratcom in Harrison Hot Springs on Friday, March 29th!


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.