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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Community to Community Forum (C2C)

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)


The goal of a Regional C2C Forum is increased understanding and improved overall relations between First Nations and local governments. Forum events are intended to provide a time and place for dialogue to build on opportunities, support reconciliation efforts, resolve issues of common responsibility, interest or concern, and/or to advance tangible outcomes. To qualify for funding, C2C Forums must include direct dialogue between elected officials and/or senior staff of neighbouring First Nations and local governments and work toward one or more of the following objectives:

  • Strengthening relationships and fostering future co-operative action by building stronger links between First Nation and local government elected officials and senior staff
  • Advancing First Nations and local governments to more formal relationships through protocols, MOUs, service agreements and/or collaboration on plans or projects
  • Supporting local reconciliation efforts, UNDRIP, and shared capacity building
  • Developing or improving coordinated approaches to emergency preparation, mitigation, response and recovery, including recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Funding permitting, any local government (municipality, regional district or the Islands Trust) or First Nation (Treaty First Nation, Band, Tribal Council or National Government) may apply to host a Regional C2C Forum. Eligible applicants may submit one application per intake.


New in 2021/22 - The C2C program can contribute a maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities – to a maximum of $5,000.00. In order to ensure transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds, all other grant contributions for eligible portions of the project must be declared and, depending on the total value, may decrease the value of the grant

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted as Word, Excel or PDF files. Total file size for email attachments cannot exceed 20 MB. All applications should be submitted to: Local Government Program Services, Union of BC Municipalities E-mail: [email protected]

Application Period

The Regional C2C program is administered over the course of the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). Funding permitting, three calls for applications are planned for 2021/22. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 30 days of the following application deadlines:

  • April 1, 2021. For events between April 19, 2021 and March 31, 2022
  • September 10, 2021. For events between September 27, 2021 and March 31, 2022
  • December 3, 2021. For events between January 1 and March 31, 2022

Contact Name: Local Government Program Services - UBCM
Contact Phone: (250) 356-5193
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Governance
Last Reviewed: February 19, 2022, 1:08 pm
Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022
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