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Province of BC Proclaims Local Government Awareness Week
May 20, 2020, 9:32 am

Province of BC Proclaims Local Government Awareness Week

CivicInfo BC

VICTORIA - The Union of BC Muncipalities, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, and CivicInfo BC are celebrating Local Government Awareness Week in B.C., from May 17-23, 2020. 

The goal of the week is to raise awareness, educate the public about local government and encourage public participation in the local government process. 

British Columbia’s 189 local governments play an essential role in the day-to-day lives of citizens throughout the province, providing residents, businesses and civic associations with the services they need to function. From clean drinking water, sewer and wastewater management, streets, sidewalks and libraries, to community planning, fire and police protection, recreation and parks, local governments provide the services that we all depend on.

Local governments also serve, support and unite people during extraordinary and difficult times, which has been especially apparent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

UBCM has provided the following links for more information and resources to get you started with 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.

More resources:

For more information contact:
Jamee Justason
Resolutions and Policy Analyst
Union of B.C. Municipalities
604 270-8226 ext. 100

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