Issue Sheets/Reports

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 u

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 inde

Attacking the Clean Power Plan

Report reveals how Canadian corporations may be supporting action against US climate regulations

This Green House II: A new way to fund climate action

 When we published our report on residential energy retrofit financing in 2011, on-bill and local improvement charge (LIC) financing for retrofits on private property were both relatively new ideas in Canada.

Climate Change and the Fiduciary Duties of Pension Fund Trustees in Canada

Climate change has emerged as one of the defining economic as well as environmental and social issues of our time.

Banking on 2° - The Hidden Risks of Climate Change for Canadian Banks

On October 14, 2015, ahead of the December Paris Talks, SHARE released a new discussion paper called: “Banking on 2°: The Hidden Risks of Climate Change for Canadian Banks.” As climate change continues to emerge as a significant issue for Canada's investment community, SHARE’s report outlines the

Happy City Workshop Report

In April 2015, at the annual Center for Civic Governance forum, a Happy City workshop was held, aiming to explore how "happiness" can be integrated into city design and policy. 

Buying Local: Tools for Forward-Thinking Institutions

There are many opportunities for organizations to benefit themselves, as well as the economies that sustain them, by making minor adjustments to the way that they purchase goods and services.
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