Friday, September 1, 2023
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Monday, August 28, 2023
Earlier this year, the Province allocated $1 billion in grants to local governments through the Growing Communities Fund.
In this Quarterly Question, we surveyed local governments about their plans for allocating the Growing Communities Fund grant. A…
Monday, April 3, 2023
The Growing Communities Fund provides a one-time total of $1 billion in grants distributed among all of B.C.’s local governments.
Growing Communities Fund - FAQs
Municipal fund information (PDF, 204KB)
Regional district fund information (PDF, 213KB)…
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Vancouver, February 27, 2023 — Mallory Denniston has been recognized with the Early Achievement Award by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) for having distinguished themselves early in their CPA careers through profess…
Friday, February 10, 2023
B.C. building stronger communities with $1-billion Growing Communities Fund
One billion dollars in new grants will be going to local governments in B.C. to help build community infrastructure and amenities to meet the demands of unprecedented populat…
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
KPMG Canada has authored the Perspectives on PS 3280 Asset Retirement Obligations guide, which provides KPMG’s perspective on key implementation issues and technical interpretations of the PS 3280 guidance. Access the KPMG's ARO Portal for the guide.…
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Lidstone & Company is a municipal law firm that acts primarily for municipalities throughout Canada. The firm also acts for local government associations and authorities, boards, commissions, corporations, societies, or agencies, including polic…
Thursday, December 1, 2022
The UBCM was formed to provide a common voice for local government and this role is as important today as it was 100 years ago. The UBCM reflects the truth in the old adages "strength in numbers" and "united we stand - divided we fall". Convention c…
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Make Your Voice Heard – PSAB’s Future Work Plan ConsultationThe Public Sector Accounting Board has released a Consultation Paper which sets out future projects it may consider during the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan period. PSAB is seeking input from it…
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The Province and the Union of BC Municipalities release their Memorandum of Understanding on Local Government Financial Resiliency as the next step in the process for reviewing the UBCM Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency rep…
Friday, August 27, 2021
“Delegates to the 2021 UBCM Convention considered a new policy paper aimed at strengthening BC’s finance system for local government. The report identifies three objectives:
addressing local government cost drivers in housing, community safety and c…