After two years of virtual engagement, UBCM looks forward to bringing our members, government leaders and industry partners together in-person to convene in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, for the 2022 UBCM Convention. We're eager to once again gather face-to-face this fall, with this year's meeting taking place on the shared unceded territory of the Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation.
The 119th Annual UBCM Convention comes at an extraordinary and transformative time, as we hope to finally emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted the livelihoods of millions of British Columbians and disrupted every local government ecosystem as we knew it.
2022 may continue to be disruptive, yet we must embrace and plan for a transitional year as we strive for recovery, whether economic, environmental or emotional. If there is one thing that the COVID era has made clear, our local governments have come to expect the unexpected, and must build resilience to be able to pivot and adapt to unforeseen change. The overall theme for this year’s annual convention, "Value of One, Power of Many" centers on the avenues, areas and ways local governments can and must forge forward together to successfully align resources to deliver community needs.
Our Convention theme in 2022 was developed to drive the most relevant and timely discussions to the forefront, as UBCM gears up to return to in-person collaboration with our membership, and to work with provincial and federal governments to shape and boost recovery in our communities.