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Watch Now: Leadership in Transitioning Times

Environmental and social upheaval, shifting values and economies – amplified by new media and impacted by shrinking mainstream media resources – are changing the leadership landscape. At 2017 High Ground, our annual Centre for Civic Governance Forum, an impressive line-up of speakers reflected on our transitioning times. With Libby Davies (Social activist, former MP and Deputy Leader of the NDP), Josha Macnab (Director, Pembina Institute BC), Craig Suave (City Councillor of Montreal), and Stephanie Smith (President, BCGEU)

Leadership in Transitioning Times: Dinner with Charlie Demers

Join us at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 31 for an evening reception on the occasion of our 2017 High Ground: Leadership in Transitioning Times forum. We'll head to a buffet dinner at 7:00 pm, followed by a performance from Vancouver's own, Charlie Demers. Charlie is an author, stand-up comedian and adjunct professor of creative writing at UBC. He has performed for national television and radio audiences, and is one of the most frequently returning stars of CBC radio's smash-hit comedy show "The Debaters."

2017 High Ground: Leadership in Transitioning Times

Join Mayors, City Councillors and School Trustees from across Canada at our 2017 Centre for Civic Governance Forum in Vancouver, BC from March 31 - April 1.  Click here to register.  Click here to learn more about the program. 

Our Future: Seniors, Socialization and Health

With input from eight seniors centres in Metro Vancouver, the Columbia Institute report, Our Future: Seniors, Socialization and Health, spotlights how municipalities are the frontline in seniors health by offering a wide variety of programs that help keep seniors healthy and independent and delay/prevent seniors from requiring more costly health care services.

Back in House: Why local governments are bringing services home

Columbia Institute's Centre for Civic Governance's latest report, "Back in House: Why local governments are bringing services home," says that across Canada and around the world public services that were once outsourced are now finding their way back in-house to municipalities, mainly because using in-house services saves money. Simply put: Privatizing services hasn’t delivered the benefits that were promised.  

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