Tourism in a Time of COVID-19

The impact to tourism in BC, the second highest contributor to GDP, due to COVID-19 has been staggering. The number of tourism-related businesses and communities impacted by the coronavirus crisis and the size of this impact is massive. Destination British Columbia...

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Housing Needs Report Program

Last Funding Intake As local governments know, the provincial government requires municipalities and regional districts in B.C. to complete housing needs assessment reports by April 2022, and every five years thereafter. These reports are intended to help local...

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WCS Welcomes New Team Member

Kim Slater - Engagement and Communications Coordinator Kim joins WCS Engagement + Planning as Engagement and Communications Coordinator. With over a decade’s worth of experience leading sustainability initiatives here and abroad, Kim is seasoned at working...

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A message from our team

During this challenging and rapidly changing time of concern about COVID-19, we wish you all continued health and safety. To support global efforts of reducing the pandemic and flattening the curve, our team members are all working from home and conducting...

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Why declare a climate emergency?

And, what comes next?The years 2019 and 2020 may be long remembered as the turning point for municipal climate action in Canada. In 2019 alone, over 300 communities across Canada declared climate emergencies, spurred on by the IPCC special report on the impacts of...

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Housing Needs Assessment Funding Now Available

by Cheeying Ho Starting in April 2019, local governments are required to develop housing needs reports at least every five years, to: collect information necessary to identify current and projected housing needs; use that information to prepare and publish...

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Snagging Leggings

The Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Líl̓wat Stl’atl ímc Business Start-up Program (SLSBSP) has eleven participants elbows deep in the hard work of developing their businesses. The program, being spearheaded by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability in partnership with the Squamish...

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Housing Needs Assessment Funding

Unions of BC Municipalities (UBCM) announced the Housing Needs Report Program. Applications are due May 31, 2019 and November 29, 2019. For help with your application, contact us today.