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Community Safety Amendment Act
Bill 13, the Community Safety Amendment Act received Royal Assent on October 31, and will likely be brought into force in 2020. Legislation follows the 2013 Community Safety Act, which was based on Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) legislation implemented in six other provinces and territories but never brought into force. Read more 
LGLA Leadership Forum Registration
The Local Government Leadership Academy's 2020 Leadership Forum will be held Wednesday to Friday, February 5-7 in Richmond. This year's theme is: Inclusive Leadership: Respectful, Collaborative, Engaged. The Forum will provide elected officials with tools that strengthen relationships with colleagues, staff and the public and recognize the diversity of people and perspectives that make up BC communities. Read more  
Electoral Area Directors' Forum 2020
The next Electoral Area Directors' (EAD) Forum will be held on February 4 and 5, 2020 at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC. The Forum will begin at noon on February 4th, and end at noon on February 5th. Registration is now open. Read more
Community Wellness and Harm Reduction Grants
Interested municipalities and regional districts may apply for the Community Wellness and Harm Reduction Grants provided by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, the Overdose Emergency Response Centre and the Community Action Initiative. The application deadline is Monday, November 18th. Read more 
C2C Funding and New Guide
With the goal of increased understanding and improved overall relations between First Nations and local governments, Community to Community (C2C) Forum events are intended to provide a time and place for dialogue to build on opportunities, support reconciliation efforts, resolve issues of common responsibility, interest or concern, and/or to advance tangible outcomes. The next application deadline is December 6th. Read more 
Funding & Resources Update  
Each month we provide an update on UBCM funding programs and information on other programs, events and resources that may be of interest to local governments and First Nations. Read more 
November 6, 2019
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