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Upcoming Events

March 31 - April 1, 2017
Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC

Columbia Institute's Centre for Civic Governance organizes an annual forum for elected officials and civil society leaders every spring. This forum features a series of keynotes, presentations, panels and workshops dealing with the issues and challenges facing our communities, both locally and nationally.

February 22, 2017; 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver

Out of control housing costs for both ownership and rental aren’t just a Greater Vancouver phenomenon. Many B.C. and Canadian communities are experiencing a worsening, wickedly complex housing crisis that has been decades in the making. Shelter insecurity has seeped into the middle and even upper-middle class, and across all age and cultural demographics.

Scholarship Program

"I had a difficult time making the decision to leave the security of my job and return to school to study full-time. Initially, I returned to school part-time and continued to work and to raise my son as a single-parent.

The scholarships will re-open on February 2017:

        • David Podworny Memorial Scholarship - July 31
        • Dennis McGann Bursary - August 1
        • USW Lifelong Learning - June 30
        • TWU, USW Local 1944 Scholarship - August 1


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