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Addressing anti-Black racism as a priority

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Halifax Regional Municipality sets precedence with Anti-Black Racism Strategy and Action Plan To better understand why Halifax Regional Council made addressing anti-Black racism a priority, ...

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A park is more than its name

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How to design inclusive parks for seniors and the elderly The key to problem solving is matching the process to the challenge: a short-term challenge ...

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New crosswalks mark first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Two Ontario municipalities take first step toward Reconciliation  Two Ontario municipalities recently unveiled crosswalks inspired by Indigenous culture to coincide with the first National Day for Truth and ...

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Municipal CIPs key role in post-pandemic survival

How community improvement plans can assist businesses through a public health crisis Small businesses are critical to the vitality of the Canadian economy, contributing close ...

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Ergonomic issues and solutions for hybrid work

The work environment is more than the physical space Before the pandemic, traditional ergonomics focused on the physical environment in the workplace. Ergonomics examined the ...

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Municipalities taking action to support Truth and Reconciliation

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report. Among its 94 Calls to Action was the creation of a federal statutory day ...

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Creating safer and brave spaces in the municipal environment

Spaces where everyone can be their authentic selves are crucial for a thriving local democracy In the recent past, safe spaces have been a controversial ...

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Local government leadership comes from the top

While their paths may have been different, two Canadian CAOs have learned similar career lessons Laura Johnston and Robert Hughes have rather similar careers. Both ...

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Highlights from UBCM 2021 Convention

This year’s convention included workshops on reconciliation and the summer heatwave Delegates from municipalities across B.C. are gathering for the five-day virtual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention that features workshops ...

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Readiness gets results in public engagement

How a readiness practice can help municipalities make the most of their time and resources While most municipalities understand that people want to be involved ...

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