Local Government Awareness Week

UBCM, in partnership with CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, presents British Columbia Local Government Awareness Week, which will run May 17-23, 2020.

This is an ongoing initiative with the goal to generate awareness and educate the public about the roles and responsibilities of local government, and encourage the public to participate in local government processes.

In light of the new reality we are facing, the wording of the Proclamation has been updated for 2020 to reflect the important role that local governments play in the lives of the public.

2020 Proclamation

Please review the following links for more information and resources to get you started with your Local Government Awareness Week plans:

Getting Started
These documents can help you get started with your Local Government Awareness Week Planning. There is a sample proclamation for your use, an agenda for success and resources to assist in getting media coverage for your Week and your events.

Activity Ideas
The Activity Ideas resource sheet lists a number of great ideas. Other documents in this section provide detailed information on putting together an essay contest, student council or poster contest.

Other Resources
Download information on local governments in this section, or link to local government agencies from here.

Youth Engagement 
Resources for Youth Engagement Programs and Best Practices are available on the UBCM website.


Jamee Justason
Resolutions and Policy Analyst
604 270 8226 ext. 100

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