2019 High Ground: Centre for Civic Governance Forum

The Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance held its annual Centre for Civic Governance Forum in Harrison Hot Springs from Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30. The theme of the 2019 event was “High Ground: Rising to the Challenge.

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Conference Opening

Poverty Reduction and Income Inequality in BC

Child Care: Next Steps in Growing the Public System

Planning for BC’s Natural Hazards

Leveraging Research and Digital Technology to Increase Citizen Engagement

We’ve had the Katowice Climate Talks, Now What?

The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know

Jobs for Tomorrow and Net Zero Emissions

Food Security 

Budgeting 101 

A Screening of Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change

On the occasion of High Ground 2018, we presented the first public screening of the documentary Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change in Vancouver on Thursday, March 22. Set in the context of the Paris climate change agreements, the new film tells the stories of climate change leaders from Canada’s West Coast working in renewable energy, city government, energy conservation, community engagement, sustainable food, finance and indigenous land stewardship. Their inspiring stories explore how climate science, meaningful action and women’s collaborative leadership intersect to bend the curve on climate change.

The sold out screening was followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Dr. Joanna Ashworth, Tzeporah Bergman and Tessica Truong, as well as Irene Lanzinger. Charley Beresford facilitated the discussion.