Government Finance Officers
Association of British Columbia

The rapid outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) presents an alarming health crisis that the world is grappling with. Local governments in BC are responding quickly by activating emergency response plans, identifying essential services requiring uninterrupted access, transitioning to remote work environments and demonstrating resilience and agility in adapting to daily changes. Finance functions have been focused on not only business as usual during a busy budget, year end and tax time, but also cash flow management and forecasting. 

Latest Updates

  • January 18, 2021 – Accounting Treatment for BC Safe Restart Grant Under PSAS
  • November 20, 2020 – BC Safe Restart Grant - Frequently Asked Questions
  • April 20, 2020 - Relief for BC businesses and Local Governments
  • April 16, 2020 [News Release] including detailed School Tax Rates 
  • April 6, 2020 - Highlights of Activities Local Governments are Focused on

Stay Informed
Resources and relief are changing daily – the volume of information can be overwhelming at this time. The sites below have daily updates of government announcements. GFOABC will be holding webinars to bring members together to discuss current issues. 

Province of BC

Union of BC Municipalities

Government of Canada

Federation of Canadian Muncipalities