SAVE THE DATE: High Ground 2024 will be held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver, B.C. from Friday, March 22 to Saturday, March 23, 2024!
High Ground 2023
This year, our annual civic governance forum will be held from 1:00pm Friday, March 24 to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in Harrison Hot Springs.
The theme for this year is Home — exploring all aspects of “Home”, such as the need for everyone to have a home that is safe, secure and affordable, the health of our planetary home, the impact of the climate crisis on local government and infrastructure, collaborations between First Nations and neighbouring local governments, how we think about the lands that we live on, and what all aspects of home actually entails, both today and tomorrow.
Held for 18 years now, our forums are a time where we bring together local electeds (Mayors, Councillors, School Trustees, and Regional Directors) to share ideas, discuss prominent issues and solutions, deepen connections, and take away inspiration.
Childcare and shuttle service from Vancouver are available.
With the deadline for our special rate passed, rooms at Harrison are subject to availability. Please email Amor at firstname.lastname@example.org with room requests.
*NEW* We are offering a virtual option! Please select “Virtual Option” when registering. Your registration includes participation in our four plenaries and access to their recordings post-event.
Some topics that we’ll be covering under the theme of Home include:
- Collaboration between First Nations and local governments
- Lessons learned from the last municipal elections
- Mental health and policing
- Tenant rights
- Barriers to green technology
- School boards and childcare
- Equity guide for cities
- Youth engagement in local government
- K-12 leaders
Stay tuned at this page as we continue to update speakers and sessions. Program remains subject to change.