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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.

Best of 2020 E-newsletter

Our final Briefing Notes edition of the year highlights readers’ top picks from the last 12 months. Some of your favourites from 2020 focused around post-COVID recoveries, anti-racism policies, and Vancouver’s Climate Emergency Action Plan.


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Conversation Series

Our fourth Conversation Series webinar will look at Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) programs and how they can benefit local communities.


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COVID-19: Measures municipalities are taking to move forward

Our latest blog post includes everything you need to know about what municipalities across BC are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19–including press briefings, policy changes, and resources. It also provides free and reliable news sources during the outbreak and stories of how municipalities are acting around the world.

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The Columbia Institute is 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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