The 2021 UBCM Convention is coming soon, and we are pleased to share details on this year’s expanded program, including a workshop that will explore the response to the 2021 heat dome. Also, members that officially register before August 27th should also keep watch for delivery of a special Welcome Box that is packed with purpose. Spread the word and start making plans to meet up with your local government colleagues and connections on the UBCM Convention platform. 

FireSmart BC invites you to attend a free informative and interactive 45-minute webinar aimed at providing local governments, First Nations, Neighbourhood Champions, Fire Departments, Community FireSmart and Resiliency Committee members and Local FireSmart Representatives with the tools and know-how to work with a wide variety of FireSmart BC tools and resources. The webinar be held on Thursday August 26th at 11:00 am PST.

First Nations and Local Government meetings
The Community-to-Community Forum program has an upcoming application deadline of September 10th for events this Fall and Winter.

Social Procurement supports local economies
As local governments look to pandemic recovery, social procurement is one solution to consider when looking to help stabilize local economies.  If your community is interested in learning more, the BC Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI) is your first stop for information, resources and best practices. For further information please contact Rob Fisher, Project Coordinator, BCSPI.