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High Ground 2021: Be Bold

Take a look at what happened at our 2021 civic governance forum!

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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 (June 2021)

Our June edition of ‘Briefing Notes’ shares excerpts on Truth and Reconciliation, council meetings and accessibility, cooperatives and resiliency, and more.


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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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