Community to Community Forum (C2C)Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)
The goal of a Regional C2C program is increased understanding and improved overall relations between First Nations and local governments. Starting in 2023/24, the C2C program supports this goal with funding for:
- Forums that support dialogue to build relationships, support reconciliation efforts, resolve issues of common responsibility, interest or concern, and/or to advance tangible outcomes. For more information on C2C forums, refer to Appendix 1.
- Development of agreements (such as protocols, MOUs, and service agreements), joint plans and/or strategies that advance First Nation/local government reconciliation and relationship building.
- Joint review of bylaws and/or policies in order to develop recommendations for amendments or new bylaws and/or policies that advance reconciliation.
Funding permitting, all local governments (municipalities, regional districts or the Islands Trust) and all First Nations (Treaty First Nation, Band, Tribal Council or National Government) in BC are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants can submit one application per intake.
The C2C program can contribute a maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of:
- C2C forums: $10,000
- C2C agreements and joint review of bylaws/policies: $10,000
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 by e-mail: [email protected]
Application Deadline The Regional C2C program is administered over the course of the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). Funding permitting, two calls for applications are planned for 2023/24. 2023/24 Regional Community to Community Pilot Program & Application Guide 5 Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 60 days of the following application deadlines:
- May 5, 2023
- September 1, 2023