High Ground 2021: Civic Governance Forum

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High Ground 2021: Be Bold!

We’re gearing up for our annual civic governance forum, to be held online next month. The conference will span 3 days, with sessions on Wednesday, March 24 (morning), Friday, March 26 (afternoon & early-evening), and Saturday, March 27 (morning).

Who:
High Ground participants include Mayors, Councillors, Regional Directors, and School Board Trustees.

When:
Wednesday, March 24 (morning) (9:00am to 12:30pm)
Friday, March 26 (afternoon & early-evening) (1:00 to 4:30pm / 5:00 to 6:30pm)
Saturday, March 27 (morning) (9:00am to 12:30pm)

Where:
Whova (follow link to register)

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Schedule

Detailed schedule to be posted soon.

Speakers

Alison Brewin

Executive Director, Vantage Point

Anastasia French

Campaigns and Operations Organiser, Living Wage For Families

Arzeena Hamir

Area B Director, Comox Valley Regional District

Ben Geselbracht

Councillor, City of Nanaimo

Ben West

Executive Director, eDemocracy Solutions

Cheeying Ho (Moderator)

Executive Director, Whistler Centre for Sustainability

Christine Boyle

Councillor, City of Vancouver

Chuka Ejeckam

Chuka Ejeckam

Director, Research and Policy, BC Federation of Labour

Elvezio Del Bianco

Cooperative Portfolio Manager, Vancity

Gaetan Royer

CEO, CityState Consulting

George Heyman

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Iglika Ivanova

Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Janine Anzalota

Organizational Health & Development Manager, King County Metro, Washington

Jennifer Reddy

Trustee, Board of Education, School District 39 (Vancouver)

Jennifer Whiteside

Minister of Education

Josie Osborne

Minister of Municipal Affairs

Karen Elliott

Mayor, District of Squamish

Karen Ward

Drug Policy Advocate

Kevin Huang

Executive Director, Hua Foundation

Kristyn Wong-Tam

City Councillor, Ward 13 - Toronto Centre

Leona Humchitt

Climate Action Coordinator, Haiłzaqv Nation

Naia Lee

Organizer, Youth Climate Lab

Niki Sharma

Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits

Nikki Hill

Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Patti Bacchus

Education Columnist, Georgia Straight

Ravi Kahlon

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

Rhiannon Bennett

Co-Founder, Hummingbirds Rising

Rik Logtenberg

Councillor, City of Nelson

Sussanne Skidmore

Secretary-Treasurer, BC Federation of Labour

Testimonials from High Ground 2019

  • “It was a fantastic opportunity to share and build relationships.”
  • “I met so many interesting people and had such great conversations about issues that concern all of us.”
  • “Very informative and perspective-changing.”
  • “Brilliant and essential conversation.”
  • “Great diversity of speakers and topics.”
  • “A must attend annual event.”
  • “After every High Ground forum, I’m involved in interactions with participants. There’s learning and exchange during each forum and that tends to continue after the forum. High Ground 2019 was fantastic.”

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