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.  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.

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

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.

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

Special rate are available for elected officials and local governments that are ICLEI or BARC members.


ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2000 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 100+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

The City of Victoria is located on the homelands of the Songhees and Esquimalt People. It is the capital City of the province of British Columbia. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a forward-thinking, active community. The city is home to a dynamic, thriving economy and vibrant arts and culture scene, with an unparalleled natural environment enjoyed by residents and visitors. It’s a place where sustainability, health and well-being are the cornerstones of creating a prosperous and inclusive future.


The Canadian Urban Institute is the national platform that houses the best in Canadian city building – where policymakers, urban professionals, civic and business leaders, community activists and academics can learn, share and collaborate with one another from coast to coast to coast. Through research, engagement and storytelling, CUI promotes effective policies and best practices for building vibrant cities, supporting post-pandemic recovery, and increasing climate resilience. CUI connects and amplifies the diverse voices of urban Canada, in service of a shared value that urbanism is for everyone, and urbanism must include everyone.



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Would you like to position your brand as a leader in climate action? LCF is your opportunity to network and showcase your brand to municipal decision makers across Canada. Click the button below to download our sponsorship package and learn how you can become a sponsor.

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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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