High Ground 2024: Emergence

Thank you for joining us for High Ground 2024 in Vancouver, BC! We will be updating our website with event highlights, quotes, and our summary document in the next few weeks. For more information – including the full program and speaker list – please check out our event website or contact Isabella at You can also revisit our past civic governance forums here.

Now in its 19th edition, our hallmark conference inspires, informs, and connects progressive elected officials (mayors, councillors, regional directors, and school trustees) from B.C. and across Canada, alongside union leaders and civil society experts by bringing them together to learn about inspiring policies and practices, informed research, and transformative actions around issues of shared priority and interest.

This year’s theme was “Emergence”, inspired by the Rebecca Solnit quote: “Inside the word “emergency is emerge; from an emergency new things come forth. The old certainties are crumbling fast, but danger and possibility are sisters.”

Date: Friday March 22 to Saturday, March 23, 2024
Location: Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel,
1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5