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Past Events

Oct 28 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

How can we implement inclusive climate and energy policies in a way that is fair and benefits all members of society?

PIBC’s Climate Action Sub-Committee (of the Policy & Public Affairs Committee) oversees the coordination and implementation of advocacy work and activities related to climate change. Join Co-Chair Patricia Dehnel RPP, MCIP, and other guests for a frank discussion on the important issues of climate justice and the challenges of ensuring that planning policies are inclusive and fair for all.

Oct 27 2020 - 12:00pm to Oct 28 2020 - 12:45pm

Join SFU Vancouver and SFU Urban Studies for a discussion with Seth Klein about his new book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.

Seth Klein is a public policy researcher, writer and adjunct professor in SFU’s Urban Studies program. Seth was the founding director and served the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for 22 years. Drawing on his book’s theme, Seth will outline how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A with Seth at the end of the presentation, and a few lucky attendees will receive a copy of the book!

Oct 21 2020 - 1:00pm to Oct 22 2020 - 1:45pm

Expect a great discussion between Tamarack Institute's Liz Weaver and FSG's John kania. More information and registration available on the Tamarack Institute website

Oct 21 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join the RDKB and Interior Health- Healthy Communities team to learn more about how the state of our watershed influences our health and the health of our Boundary communities. Hear how community plans can help promote and protect resilient watersheds.

Registration available here.

Oct 15 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

What do you think should be the future of mobility and land use in B.C.? Join Moving in a Livable Region and George Affleck (BC Liberal Party), Bowinn Ma(BC NDP), and Harrison Johnston (BC Green Party) as they talk about what their party can and will do for the future of this province.

Event details: Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm PDT

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Sep 16 2020 - 1:00pm to Sep 17 2020 - 1:45pm

This webinar is brought to you by the Tamarack Institute. 

Join for a discussion with Cormac Russell about his new book, Rekindling Democracy- A Professional’s Guide to Working in Citizen Space. Cormac will explore the shift from citizen-centred community development approaches to top-down institution-centred ones, and how we can challenge the status quo in order to reboot democracy.

Registration available here

Sep 11 2020 - 12:00pm to Sep 12 2020 - 12:45pm

This presentation will introduce an innovative framework for culturally-responsive evaluation within Indigenous contexts and examine how the framework has been applied in a real-world evaluation. Julie Zhang will begin with a brief overview of Chris Macklin's use of Two-Eyed Seeing as a guiding principle to integrate Indigenous forms of expertise and knowledge into the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. 

WHEN:  Friday, Sept 11, 2020 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time

WHERE: CESBC webinars take place online using Zoom platform. 

Sep 9 2020 - 10:00am to Sep 10 2020 - 10:45am

Building healthy, equitable communities for all means authentically engaging community members in a way that develops trust, communication and collaboration—especially for those folks in our communities who are under-served or harder-to-reach. We know we must integrate an equity lens into our engagement planning at the fundamental stages of the process; but how do we do this in a way that ensures the community members who give their time and energy to our engagement processes are as empowered as possible?

Jul 17 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This webinar will be hosted by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) on the importance knowing your neighbours and having strong social connections to lean on in adequate and affordable housing. It will feature three partners in the Hey Neighbour Collective to learn about this important issue.

Date: July 17, 2020 - July 17, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST

Cost: Free for members and for non-members

Registration here:

Jul 16 2020 - 10:15am

The COVID-19 pandemic can either deepen cracks in our systems or be catalysts for improving equity and empathy going forward. Every Thursday from 12:00 to 1:15 PM, SFU Public Square, CityHive and the Morris J. Wosk Centre host an online event with insights and dialogue with guest speakers and for people to come together during this critical moment to see and hear each other. Follow the link here to sign up and learn more.