LGMA 2013 Building Winning Business Cases Workshop
Envision Credit Union Head Office
Langley V8W 1J6
Fri May 17, 2013
The Local Government Management Association is offering a Building Winning Business Cases Workshop.
Why Business Cases? Because money is tight and peoples' time is scarce, staff in today's local governments are under a lot of pressure to make good quality recommendations and decisions, to avoid expensive mistakes. When you are required to make an important recommendation or decision, you want to "get it right the first time".
Engaging with First Nations: Communities Working Together
Shq'apthut - A Gathering Place, Building 170, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo
Mon May 27, 2013
The Planning Institite of BC(PIBC) North Island Chapter invites planning professionals, elected officials, and other participants to this exciting full-day workshop focused on effective engagement between local government and First Nations. The workshop will showcase the work of First Nations representatives and leading-edge practitioners who will share their experiences, lessons learned and practical advice in building enduring relationships. Lunch & Refreshments included.
GFOA Preconference Courses
Whistler Conference Centre
Mon, May 27, 2013 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Registration is open for the following Government Finance Officers Association of BC (GFOABC) preconference courses
-CaseWare Financial Statements
-Tax End to End Process
-Dealing with Contaminated Sites.
See the GFOA website for course dates and registraton
2013 CAMA Conference and Annual General Meeting
Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Conference Centre
Mon, May 27, 2013 - Wed, May 29, 2013
The Canadian Association of Municipal Adminsitrators' (CAMA's) 42nd Annual Conference is being held in Victoria, British Columbia at the Fairmont Empress and the Victoria Conference Centre. The Conference theme is "Leadership Excellence”.
Waste Not, Watt More! Making Resource Recovery from Wastewater Happen in BC
Creekside Community Centre, Multipurpose Room 4, 1 Athletes Way
Tue May 28, 2013
The BC Water and Waste Association is hosting Waste Not, s Watt More!seminar in Vancouver. Speakers from across BC and abroad gather to present research findings, policy information and application examples of how to best produce and manage energy from wastewater and other water sources.
Register to learn more about the possibilities for sustainable energy production in BC using wastewater.
Event also offers an optional tour of the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU).
Government Finance Officers of BC Annual BC Conference
Whistler Conference Centre
Wed, May 29, 2013 - Fri, May 31, 2013
Annual Conference in Whistler
Dr. DeVolder’s keynote address is: Harnessing the Hurricane –Surviving During Times of Extreme Change
An agenda for the session and online registration are available at the GFOA website.
National Aboriginal Economic Development Forum Symposium 2013: Renewable Energy Forum
First Peoples House, University of Victoria Campus
Wed, May 29, 2013 - Thu, May 30, 2013
The University of Victoria’s National Aboriginal Economic Development Chair, Judith Sayers and the Office of Indigenous Affairs are proud to present the National Aboriginal Economic Development Symposium 2013: Renewable Energy Forum.
The event is showcasing innovative First Nations renewable energy projects from across Canada, and these project leaders will give presentations that will educate, inspire, and provide solutions to rising energy costs that build capacity and provide economic opportunities.
(formerly known as the 4th First Nations Renewable Energy Forum)
Local Government 2013: Current Realities and Best Practices Conference
UBC Robson Square
Thu May 30, 2013
The Pacific Business and Law Institute is presenting Local Government 2013: Current Realities and Best Practices Conference.
Budgetary concerns still remain a top issue for local governments today. There is little room for oversight or error, let alone the enormous costs of litigation – most of which is preventable. Municipalities and their advisors need to be on top of the current issues facing local governments and know how to best address them correctly, efficiently and effectively.
Attend this conference to develop the best tools to manage risks and limit your exposure to litigation. Discuss challenges facing other local governments and their advisors, get current on case law and industry trends, and prepare yourself to manage risks throughout 2013 and beyond.
CSIII Webinar #4 Guess Who's Coming To Town: Health Impacts of Work Camps in Close Proximity to Communities
Thu May 30, 2013
BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) and Northern Health (NH) are hosting their third year of ‘Citizens Series’ webinars. These two hour sessions invite dialogue from northern communities on specific topics that are critical to improving the health outcomes of northern people, recognizing that community and civic involvement is a cornerstone to healthy people and populations.
•LEARN from and with leading experts in the field about their insights on the community health & social impacts of industrial camps
•DISCUSS the challenges and opportunities presented by locating work camps in close proximity to communities
•EXPLORE examples of pro-active approaches to community planning around industrial camps
Registration through the BC Healthy Communities Webpage
Free for Northern BC Residents
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference and Trade Show
Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre
Fri, May 31, 2013 - Mon, Jun 03, 2013
FCM's Annual Conference and Trade Show program is shaping up to be our best ever. This year, Canada's largest national municipal conference heads west to BC and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
CM's Annual Conference and Trade Show delivers informative and thought-provoking sessions designed to meet the unique professional development needs of municipal political leaders and senior staff. Consider sending a team from your community to learn about leading-edge innovations and solutions for Canadian cities and towns.
Registration is available through the FCM website.