Other Resources

Being an Active Citizen

This website provides information and resources for high school students to become active citizens and for teachers to access citizenship teaching resources (Teaching resource binders are free!). Being an Active Citizen enhances present BC Social Studies curriculum on law, government and citizenship. It is a sequential five-year program with 10 lessons per year for grades 7-11. The binder contains all the materials for each grade.

Being an Active Citizen
Justice Education Society

Local Government in BC: A Community Effort (2015)

This booklet provides an excellent overview of local government in BC in an easy to read, colourful, graphically illustrated format. If your community is in need of a succinct guide to how local governments operate and how community members can get involved, this booklet may be just what you need. Perfect for newly elected officials, the general public, schools or presentations.

Download the Community Effort booklet

Local Government in BC- 4th Edition by Bish and Clemens (2008)

A complete primer on all levels of local government, from cities and regional districts to towns, villages and school districts, this volume examines how each government works and its role in our society.Local Government in British Columbia raises some important questions, i.e.: how effectively does your community manage its water supply, road construction or fire department? This is an indispensable tool for public servants, community groups, or anyone interested in how the system works and how it could work better.

Download the Local Government in BC - 4th Edition book

Local Government Agencies

Directory of Local Governments

Careers in Local Government

  • Education Planner – BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
    Education Planner is an educational planning resource that is available to the public free of charge. Its primary purpose is to provide clear, reliable and detailed information about post-secondary programs available in BC. Using Education Planner can help learners make well-informed decisions about their education and career options.
  • Work BC
    WorkBC features labour market information carefully selected and organized for easy access by all British Columbians. People planning careers, job seekers, employers, service providers and researchers will all find information to help them navigate B.C.’s labour market.