Policy Areas

UBCM co-chairs the Emergency Medical Assistant Education Fund, which was established by BC Emergency Health Services in 2007 to support the education of emergency medical assistants in BC. UBCM co-chairs the Advisory Committee, which approves criteria for awards; reviews and…
UBCM monitors and engages on a variety of emergency management issues through working groups and in consultation with provincial and federal stakeholders. 
  This page lists UBCM's active engagement with external committees, and UBCM working groups related to community safety.   Overview UBCM appoints local government elected officials and senior staff members to provide local government perspectives on issues that significantly…
UBCM represents local government on the Advisory Committee for the proposed provincial Land Based Spills Preparedness and Response Strategy. Building on this, UBCM has undertaken ongoing advocacy regarding the issue. Some of the significant advocacy work is referenced below.…
  The RCMP Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC) is a forum for consultation, analysis and communication between local government and the Province regarding the management of the Agreement under which the RCMP provide local police services in BC. The Committee…
Local election financing rules were updated in 2018, and 2014 based on extensive consultation with local governments through UBCM.  Current Election Financing legislation Overview of election reform from the BC Government
For years, UBCM has advocated for changes to the finance system to respond to key cost drivers affecting local governments, including attainable housing, community safety, and climate change. Policy papers and resolutions endorsed at Convention led to select committees on…
  UBCM and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General have partnered to provide a portal of background information regarding policing in British Columbia. The information is intended to be a resource for local governments, and to help provide a broad overview of RCMP…
An Advisory Committee was established by Multi-Material BC (MMBC) to inform and consult with stakeholders regarding implementing the printed paper and packaging stewardship program. As part of UBCM's efforts to monitor this implementation and the ongoing operation of the program…
  Pathways to Collaboration is a joint initiative of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM), the Province of British Columbia, and the First Nations Summit with funding from the Indigenous Business & Investment Council (IBIC). The project aims to showcase the growing number…