What We Do

The Columbia Institute is an independent public policy think tank with a mission to foster and support leadership for inclusive, equitable, and sustainable communities. We believe that communities who value social justice, the environment and strong local economies are healthier and happier places to live. Columbia Institute is a registered charitable organization in Canada.

Our programming areas include:

  • Civic GovernanceNurture community leadership to meet today’s social, economic, and environmental challenges.
  • Low Carbon Economy - Supports the creation of good jobs in a sustainable and green economy.
  • Scholarship Administration  – Assists working people and mature students in returning to the classroom for retraining and skills upgrading.

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