2017 PIBC Awards for Excellence in Planning & Individual Achievement

Congratulations to the City of Surrey for winning the Planning Institute of British Columbia PIBC‘s 2017 Silver Award for Excellence in Planning! The award is in recognition of the Surrey Sustainability Charter 2.0 – the conclusion of a two-year engagement strategy that the Centre facilitated. Watch a video about the City of Surrey Sustainability Charter.

2014 Sustainability Champion in Canada's Clean50

Cheeying Ho was recognized as a sustainability champion in Canada’s 2014 Clean50 awards, honoured for work in the ‘Cities’ category.

2013 Age-Friendly B.C. Recognition

Age-Friendly B.C. Recognition Program awarded to the Town of Creston for their 2013 Age-Friendly Action Plan. This is an annual award presented to communities who have completed four steps in working towards and age-friendly community: passing a local government resolution, establishing an advisory committee, conducting an age-friendly assessment and develop and publishing an action plan -all with the leadership and involvement of local seniors.  View Creston’s Age-Friendly Action Plan

2012 Planning Institute of BC's Award of Excellence

The Planning Institute of BC’s Award of Excellence for Policy Planning, Small Towns and Rural Areas.

The Whistler Centre for Sustainability in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), created a “Quick Start” version of an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) that delivers sustainability thinking into even the smallest of BC’s communities. The Awards Committee viewed the “Quick Start” process as being highly transferable, designed to engage the wider community and encouraging sustainability decision-making at the local level.

2010 Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Communities Award

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Communities Award in 2010 for Imagine our Future – the City of Williams Lake’s integrated community sustainability planning process. Watch a video.

2007 & 2008 Smart Growth BC's Smarty Awards

2008 Winner of the Smart Growth People Award for “Best Process” for the Whistler2020 task forces.
2007 Finalist of the Smart Policy Award for “Best Process” for the Whistler2020 task forces.
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2006 Province of BC Sponsored Green Cities Award

2006 Province of British Columbia Sponsored Green Cities Award for Whistler 2020 and Whistler’s On-The-Ground Sustainability Initiatives. Recognition as an innovative local government that is making a difference, designing sustainable and vibrant communities that encourage physical activity, energy conservation, and produce environmental benefits.



The LivCom Award Recipient

2006 United Nations Livable Communities Award

The United Nations Livable Communities Award for best community planning in 2006 for Whistler2020 – The Community of Whistler’s Community Sustainability Plan.

2005 Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Sustainable Community Planning Award

2005 Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Sustainable Community Planning Award – Whistler2020 – Moving Towards a Sustainable Future

2005 Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators

Willis Award for Innovation for a municipality with a population under 20,000 for the “Whistler 2020, Whistler Comprehensive Sustainability Plan”