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PROGRAM Vancouver Convention Centre Sept 26-30, 2011
UBCM Annual Convention
THE NEW 3R’S
Whether or not we embrace it, this is one of life’s truths - we are getting older. And as the workforce tips the scale toward retirement, local governments must adjust to accommodate this shift.
Local governments currently face increasing challenges with respect to aging populations, workforces and infrastructure. Emerging trends are presenting new challenges, and our ability to anticipate these challenges may determine our capacity to grow and adapt our communities, long-term.
The dynamics of our communities are changing. Concepts that we have long understood - retirement, volunteerism, and
community involvement, among others - are being rethought. By engaging these shifts, we can create stronger local governments with deep roots throughout the province.
Now is the ideal time to take a renewed look at our environments, policies and procedures, and rethink the way we serve our communities. There will inevitably be gaps that need to be filled, and facilities in need of repair. But despite shifting demographics, there are also ample opportunities to tap into the potential within our communities.
This week, we will develop the policies that will shape our actions over the coming year, and beyond. We will also take time to expand and hone our knowledge base, and develop approaches for anticipating change and building momentum. And as always, we will rely on one another to share strategies and successes.
At the 2011 UBCM Convention in Vancouver, let us develop a proactive approach to the challenges we face, and turn trends into progress.
R e t h i n k , R e p l a c e & R e j u v e n a t e : T h e N e w 3 R ’s
“There is absolutely nothing to be said
in favour of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it.”
U B C M 2 0 1 1 1
G e t t i n g A c q u a i n t e d
T h e C o n v e n t i o n & V e n u e s
3 Important Notices 4 Convention Program 7 Delegate Services 7 Government Appointments 9 Networking Events 10 Partners Program & Clinics at a Glance 14-15 Maps
M a k i n g P l a n s
T h e D e t a i l s o n t h e C l i n i c s , W o r k s h o p s & O t h e r S e s s i o n s
16-17 Tuesday Clinics, Forums & Sessions 18-19 Wednesday Clinics & Sessions 20-21 Thursday Clinics & Workshops
F u r t h e r I n f o r m a t i o n
24 Executive & Committees 25 Nomination & Election Procedures, UBCM Office 27 UBCM Convention Sponsors
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
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N a m e b a d g e s & E v e n t P a s s
For security and access reasons, name badges must be worn for entry to all Convention sessions. The reverse of your name badge contains admission passes for specific events.
Name badges are not issued for those attending ONLY Monday or Tuesday sessions.
V o t i n g C a r d s
Voting delegates are reminded to carry their voting cards with them during all business sessions. These cards must be presented and initialed by the scrutineers before a ballot is issued, and must be shown when a vote is called for on the Convention floor.
“ E v e n t P a s s ” r e q u i r e d
Separate registration fees apply to:
• Electoral Area Directors, Small Talk, Mid-Sized and Large Urban Communities Forum Lunches - Tuesday Noon
• Welcome Reception - Tuesday Evening
• Area Association Lunches - Wednesday Noon
• Delegates’ Lunch - Thursday Noon
• Annual Banquet - Thursday Evening
The "Event Pass" for admission to these events is printed on the reverse of name badges. Be prepared to show this for admission.
I M P O R T A N T N O T I C E S
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D e l e g a t e s ’ C o n t i n e n t a l B r e a k f a s t a n d C o f f e e S e r v i c e s
A light continental breakfast will be available Tuesday to Friday from 7:00 am to 8:30 am. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the breakfast is available at VCC, in Ballroom B/C. For those delegates attending morning clinics, a continental breakfast will be available in the East Foyer, Meeting Room Level at the VCC.
Coffee service will be scheduled twice daily (mid-morning, mid- afternoon) Monday through to Friday morning.
On Wednesday and Thursday, coffee service, along with a variety of cold beverages, will be served in the Municipal Marketplace.
C o n v e n t i o n V e n u e s : O v e r v i e w
All Business Sessions: Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) East Building & Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
See map on page 14 for further details.
W e l c o m e R e c e p t i o n
Tuesday, Sept 27, 5:30 to 7:30 pm VCC West Ballrooms
R e g i s t r a t i o n
The Registration Desk will be open: Main Lobby, Vancouver Convention Centre
H o u r s
7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Wednesday
(and thereafter as required)
See Page 16-17 for more information See Page 18-19 for more information
Monday, September 26 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Agricultural Study Tour
1:30 pm – 4: 30 pm Fire Ops 101 Tour
9:00 am – 12 noon Study Sessions
1:30 pm – 4: 30 pm Study Sessions
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Regional Hospital District Meeting
Tuesday, September 27 7:00 am Clinics Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am Forum Clinics:
Rising Oceans and Raising Dikes
Rethinking the Public Library: It’s Not Just About Books Anymore
New Packaging and Printed Paper Responsibilities
BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program
Building Partnerships to Encourage Farming
9:00 am – 12 noon Mid-Sized Communities and Large Urban Communities Forum (combined)
Electoral Area Directors Forum
Small Talk Forum
12:00 noon -1:30 pm Forum Lunches
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Plenary Session – Municipal Auditor General
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Provincial Policy Sessions (concurrent)
RCMP Contract Negotiations
Emergency Management: Zen in 10
Management of Urban Wildlife: From Policy to Practice
Jobs and Economy Strategy
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Municipal Insurance Association AGM
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Municipal Finance Authority AGM
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
Wednesday, September 28 7:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration 7:00 am Delegates’ Continental Breakfast 7:30 am – 8:15 am Clinics: Building Community Responses to Substance Use Closed Meetings to the Public – Fairness and Best Practice Infrastructure Sustainability Medical Marijuana Licensing and Regulations Community Energy and Emissions Modeling: Visualizing Your Future 8:30 am CONVENTION OPENING SESSION O Canada Invocation President’s Opening Address 9:00 am ANNUAL MEETING Adoption of Conference Rules and Procedures Adoption of Minutes of 2010 Convention Annual Report Question-and-Answer Period Adoption of Financial Statements Appointment of Auditors Appointment of Convention Committees Welcome from Host Municipality 9:20 am First Report of the Nominating Committee for the Positions of Table Officers 9:25 am – 10:25 am Keynote Address 10:30 am Municipal Marketplace opens 10:30 am – 11:55 am Principal Policy Session: Resolutions 11:55 am Nominations from the floor for Table Officer positions 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Area Association Lunches (optional) 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Address by the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Candidate speeches (as necessary) 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Address by FCM President 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Election of Table Officers (opens as necessary) 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Cabinet Panels Education, Health and Social Development Panel Community, Safety, Intergovernmental Relations Panel Resource Panel Business and Economy Panel 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm FCM Strategic Planning Consultation Session 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Presentation of 2011 Energy & Climate Action Awards 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm BC Government Reception 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm CUPE Reception
C O N V E N T I O N P R O G R A M
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See Page 20-21 for more information See Page 22 for more information
Friday, September 30 7:00 am Delegates’ Continental Breakfast 7:30 am – 8:30 am Election for Executive Positions continues 8:00 am – 8:30 am Federal Address 8:30 am – 8:35 am Address by Leader of the Green Party 8:35 am – 10:45 am Consideration of: Report on Resolutions Received after the Deadline Remaining Section “B” Resolutions 10:45 am – 11:00 am Installation of President elect 11:00 am Address by the Premier 12 noon Adjourn
Thursday, September 29 7:00 am Delegates’ Continental Breakfast 7:30 am – 8:15 am Clinics: Social Media: Tips for Elected Officials and Employers Rethinking the Future of Agriculture Open Government: Citizen-Centric Services, Transparency and Engagement Water Management and the New 3Rs The Role of Community Health Networks 8:00 am – 9:00 am Election of Table Officers 8:30 am – 8:35 am Second Report of the Nominating Committee for Executive positions 8:35 am – 8:55 am Address by Leader of the Opposition 8:55 am – 11:25 am Resolutions Session Continues 11:25 am