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Our annual civic governance forum is happening from March 24 to 25 at Harrison Hot Springs. Register now!

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Nurturing leadership for inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities.

We are an independent public policy think tank with a mission to foster and support leadership for inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities.

We believe that communities who value social justice, the environment and strong local economies are healthier and happier places to live.

E-newsletter (December and Best of 2022)

Our eleventh edition of ‘Briefing Notes’ in 2022 recaps your top story picks from the past year including stories on BC’s first civilian-led mobile mental health crisis team, ending period poverty in Scotland, the legacy that Victoria’s only Black city councillor will leave and much more. Happy New Years!

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Conversation Series

In the third edition of our Webinar Conversation Series, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon and Minister of State for Trade George Chow presented B.C.’s newly-unveiled Mass Timber Action Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that details how B.C. will make buildings cleaner, while leveraging its abundant renewable resources and creating jobs for decades to come.

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We’re committed to lifelong learning that benefits all segments of society. We recognize that the skyrocketing cost of education makes it difficult to return to the classroom for further learning, retraining, or skills advancement. That’s why we offer lifelong learning scholarship opportunities.

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