Province’s new plan for complex care housing good first step for B.C. cities

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The 13 mayors representing more than 55 per cent of British Columbians are once again calling on the Provincial Government for the urgent implementation of complex care housing solutions to support the most vulnerable residents in their communities. Today they are releasing a video to reiterate their call.

BC Urban Mayors make renewed and urgent call to implement complex care housing solutions

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The 13 mayors representing more than 55 per cent of British Columbians are once again calling on the Provincial Government for the urgent implementation of complex care housing solutions to support the most vulnerable residents in their communities. Today they are releasing a video to reiterate their call.

BC Urban Mayors Caucus Meets with Federal Leader of the Official Opposition on BC’s Urban Challenges

BRITISH COLUMBIA – At the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference this week delegates adopted the report, “Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency: Today’s Recovery and Tomorrow’s New Economy.” This report makes 20 recommendations on reforming local government financing that, when implemented, will create positive outcomes for the provincial government and local governments, and strong, resilient communities across BC.

OPINION: While Complex Care housing may not be a silver bullet, we need a new approach and we need it now

We’re on the brink of winter. Some of our most vulnerable residents, with the most complex needs are still out on our streets, even as the winds howl and the winter rains and snow will soon start to fall.

BC Urban Mayors Caucus Ready to Work with UBCM and Province on Local Government Financial Resiliency

BRITISH COLUMBIA – At the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) conference this week delegates adopted the report, “Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency: Today’s Recovery and Tomorrow’s New Economy.” This report makes 20 recommendations on reforming local government financing that, when implemented, will create positive outcomes for the provincial government and local governments, and strong, resilient communities across BC.

Housing Tops BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus Calls to Action in Federal Election Blueprint

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Today the BC Urban Mayors Caucus is releasing its 2021 Blueprint for BC’s Urban
Future. The Blueprint calls on the next federal government to take action on key issuesfacing cities
across British Columbia including mental health and substance use, affordable housing, public transit,
and the long-neglected local government finance system.

Statement on Recommendations from the Canada-BC Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability

VICTORIA, BC — On behalf of the BC Urban Mayors’ Caucus, co-chairs Mayor Basran and Mayor
Helps have issued the following statement regarding the recommendations made by the independent
Canada-BC Expert Panel on Housing Supply and Affordability on June 17, 2021.

Statement from the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus on Provincial Budget 2021

VICTORIA, BC — On behalf of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus, Co-Chairs Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps released the following statement following the tabling of Provincial Budget 2021.

Statement from the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus on Federal Budget 2021

VICTORIA, BC — On behalf of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus, Co-Chairs Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps released the following statement following the tabling of Federal Budget 2021.

Statement from B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus and UBCM on Meeting Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming on Transit and Transportation Needs in Urban British Columbia

VICTORIA, BC – Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, co-chairs of the B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus released the following statement following a meeting with Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming to discuss the transit and transportation needs of our growing communities.