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View the 2022 Event Calendar  (updated January 12, 2022)

Many of our events are open to non-members, but our preferred member pricing and discount on membership fees for first-time members makes applying for a membership a worthwhile option. Learn more about membership.

The following events are currently open for registration:

    • 3 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    • 240
    Register

    In 2015, a resident of Nelson, British Columbia injured her leg after attempting to walk over a snowbank that was left by municipal employees after a large snowfall. The resident sued the City of Nelson for negligence. In October 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the City was not able to prove that the snow clearing schedule for that day was a core policy decision, and therefore, the City was not immune from negligence liability. To support future legal decisions regarding liability, the Supreme Court of Canada has now provided four factors to consider when assessing whether a government decision is a true policy decision or an operational decision.

    What does this mean for your municipality? Register for this free one-hour webinar where Marny S. Paul of Brownlee LLP will provide an overview of the Supreme Court’s decision and the factors to consider when developing policies on matters that may attract liability.

    This webinar is open to members and non-members. 

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    • 12 May 2022
    • 26 May 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
    • 29
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    Municipal staff are constantly required to write a complex range of documents from emails to briefing notes to reports and public notices. The complexity grows when each document has a unique audience such as a manager, supporting staff, council, local media, or residents and businesses. This virtual workshop by Wordsmith Associates offers three modules and 9+ hours of training that will explore core tools for you to write in an effective and clear way. 

    Using real municipal documents as examples, participants will learn how to:

    • approach writing based on the needs of different audiences
    • reduce the time required to draft your message
    • avoid common pitfalls of government writing and improve the quality of your communication
    • edit, rethink, and proof documents faster with better results
    • and more!

    The workshop will involve three half-day virtual sessions held on May 12, May 19 and May 26, 2022.

    To learn more, download the brochure or watch this video about how Wordsmith teaches writers to think differently about what your target audience needs.  

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