Livable Cities Forum

Conversations for an inclusive future

October 3-5, 2022                                                Victoria, BC

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-calibre 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.

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

  • 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.

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.

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.

Registration coming soon

Mark you calendars to join us in Victoria from  October 3-5, 2022!  Check back soon for registration details.

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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.

Contact Info:                                                                 
ICLEI CANADA.            
Suite 204
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8