The Global Civic Policy Society was established as public education institute grounded in a respect for British Columbia history and institutions and an appreciation of market forces and economic analysis. It is an independent, non partisan federally registered charity that engages in public policy dialogue and development activities. Some of the issues it is currently working on includes the following:

  • Make the development processes of Vancouver and other BC municipalities more responsive to market forces. This will make our urban areas more affordable, innovative and prosperous.
  • Turn the Downtown Eastside back into a healthy mixed neighbourhood and end the overdose and mental illness crises on our streets. The Downtown Eastside was a creation of government and only government can reverse the steps that were taken to lead to the current tragedy.
  • Support indigenous leaders who are leading the province to Reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in which communities take control of their own destinies and achieve prosperity.
  • Educate the public on the positive and inspirational aspects of British Columbia history and to reconnect with the liberal philosophy that led to its stability, prosperity and freedoms.

Global Civic is recruiting respected elders and leading experts to better understand the problems we are facing and developing solutions that can be acted on by government.

Since its founding in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2009, the Society has created a number of initiatives:

  • Publishing and promoting Policy Development Reports written by respected citizens to increase the resilience of communities.
  • Hosting over 35 Public Salons featuring 250 community leaders at the Vancouver Playhouse with audience totalling 20,000. These presentations have been viewed over 500,000 times on social media and been featured on our weekly 1/2 hour television show on Shaw Channel 4.
  • Creating over 50 educational videos under our Kumtuks channel with a focus on history and policy issues. These have been viewed over 1.5 million times on various social media platforms.
  • Reviving the aboriginal trade language Chinook Jargon of early British Columbia through hosting learning sessions and providing educational materials.
  • Encouraging and supporting Civic Leadership and excellence in municipal governance through seminars and mentorship.
  • Transcribing old handwritten documents of early British Columbia through a network of volunteers called Transcribimus and making them freely available to students, researchers, and the general public.