Livable cities forum

Conversations for an inclusive future

October 3-5, 2022

Victoria, B.C.

About the 2022 Livable Cities Forum

Join us for the 10th Livable Cities Forum (LCF).  This year’s event, hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute, will focus on equity and climate action. You won’t want to miss this boutique national event widely known for its high-caliber practical sessions and diverse speakers on climate change action in Canada.

What lessons can we learn from two simultaneous and complex issues, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, that are affecting our well-being and shaping a new reality for cities and towns? This forum will look at important synergies between efforts to address social vulnerabilities exposed through the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to increase climate resilience and achieve net-zero in communities across Canada through an equity lens.

✔ Learn from Canadian and international experts about the impacts of climate change and how adaptation and low carbon resilience can shape communities.

✔ Explore the beauty of Victoria and the surrounding area through study tours, and see how it has become a leading city in sustainable design and climate action.

✔ Network with climate leaders and innovators by sharing experience, strategies, and lessons learned in advancing low carbon community resilience.

Already registered?

This year, we are pleased to use the Whova conference app to make LCF a paper-free event. We are also using the app to share updates and helpful reminders with delegates. If you haven’t already, please download the app (or bookmark the desktop version) and familiarize yourself with the event calendar so that you don’t miss any of the great sessions we have lined up.

LCF is a fantastic forum for gaining insight on leading edge practice amongst local governments on sustainability and climate action. You’ll meet and learn from local government leaders, as well as folks representing innovative non-profit and consulting agencies who can support you on your climate action journey. Highly recommended!

Ian McVey

Manager of Sustainability, Regional Municipality of Durham

this year’s Program

The range of program topics is intended to highlight the need to integrate equity and inclusion into action on climate change mitigation and adaptation.  The program will overlap and interconnect these themes as they are weaved throughout two days of content. 

Program Themes

The program themes will be explored through an equity lens which will consider how we can prioritize diversity, inclusion, and social justice as we advance climate  action. Moving towards net-zero communities, building resilient infrastructure and enhancing the   vitality of our communities.

Panel Sessions, Training, Workshops & Sessions on the Move

Sessions are uniquely designed to go beyond presentation-style information delivery, and include several interactive and engaging workshops and world cafes for more networking and hands-on learning opportunities!

Who Should Attend

The Livable Cities Forum is the ideal place for local governments, provincial/federal government, First Nations, health sector, community service providers, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, community organizations, and the private sector.


The 2022 Livable Cities Forum program offers perspectives from more than 80 speakers, facilitators, workshop hosts, and panelists from across Canada. They will share stories, innovative ideas, and lessons learned on the program themes and engage in thoughtful, valuable dialogue with delegates. Meet some of our speakers


Lisa Helps

Lisa Helps

Mayor, City of Victoria

Farhaan Ladhani

Farhaan Ladhani

CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Public Square

Don Iveson

Don Iveson

Executive Advisor, Climate Investing and Community Resilience, Co-operators

Megan Meaney

Megan Meaney

Executive Director, ICLEI Canada

Mark your calendars to join us in Victoria from  October 3-5, 2022!


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The Livable Cities Forum is ICLEI Canada's annual event to bring communities together. In 2022, the Forum is being hosted by the City of Victoria in partnership with ICLEI Canada and the Canadian Urban Institute. We provide capacity building, consulting, training, and information services to support local governments in becoming more sustainable.


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