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High Ground 2021

We’re gearing up for High Ground 2021, our annual civic governance forum, and will be announcing the date shortly. Meanwhile, we want to hear your ideas!

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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.

Conversation Series

Our third webinar in 2020 for local electeds from across British Columbia will look at how we can address the ongoing housing crisis and provide good, affordable homes for all.


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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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