High Ground 2021: Civic Governance Forum

DATES ANNOUNCED for High Ground 2021!

We’re gearing up for our annual civic governance forum, to be held online this spring. The conference will span 3 days, with sessions on Wednesday, March 24 (morning), Friday, March 26 (afternoon & early-evening), and Saturday, March 27 (morning). Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime, if you have any ideas about speakers, topics, and/or format, or if you have some suggestions about what you would like to see at this year’s High Ground, let us know by sending an email to ashirley@columbiainstitute.eco.

To take a look at past forums, click here.

Topic: High Ground brings together progressive electeds from across Canada to share inspirational ideas and success stories from their communities. Following past forums, sessions typically fall into one of four categories: Socioeconomic; Green/Environmental; Public Education (K-12); and Skills Building. Speakers include Mayors, Councillors, Regional Directors, School Board Trustees, and topical experts.

Wednesday, March 24 (morning)
Friday, March 26 (afternoon & early-evening)
Saturday, March 27 (morning)

Where: Online

Further details to follow. Check back soon!


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.”