Research Tools

CivicInfo BC offers the following research tools:
Annual Surveys
Results from our annual surveys, conducted with the Union of BC Municipalities, Local Government Management Association of BC, and the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development.
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CivicStats (Members Only)
CivicStats is a comprehensive web-based data visualization and graphing platform with over 6 million discrete data-points. It is a research tool meant for local government professionals.
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Community Excellence Awards
A database of past submissions to the Union of BC Municipalities' annual Community Excellence Awards.
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Discussion Forums
Please note, group membership is restricted to local government administrators and people in similar positions. Ask questions, post replies, and trade information.
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Documents
Search for sample documents on BC local government sector websites, and from CivicInfo BC's document archive.
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Election Results
Complete province-wide local government election results from 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2018. Data from 2011, 2014 and 2018 includes School Districts.
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Grants Database
A curated list of conditional grant opportunities available to BC local governments.
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Legislative Calendar
Key dates and deadlines for local governments, drawn from 34 statutes and regulations.
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Planning Guides
Innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.
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