Local Government Awareness Week

UBCM, in partnership with CivicInfo BC and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, presents British Columbia Local Government Awareness Week, which will run May 14-20, 2023.

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.

An Asset Management Awareness Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 17.  This day will help to highlight the importance of sound asset management practices.  Local governments strive to deliver services sustainably, and work to ensure that current community service needs, and how those services are delivered, do not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs through sound asset management practices.

2022 Proclamation


LGAW Promotional Efforts

Submit examples of promotional efforts being made by your community that you would like to share with the wider UBCM membership.  Please contact Jamee Justason, Resolutions and Policy Analyst at jjustason@ubcm.ca 

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