Public Policy Institute

Building on the success of the United Way Public Policy Institute since 2011, we are offering this great training and capacity-building program again for 2023.

Between January and June 2023, we will bring together another group of 25 leaders from the BC non-profit sector whose organizations want to better understand and influence the public policy process. Enrollment is open to not-for-profit organizations from all regions of the province.

Ideal participants have a senior role within their organization or are well-positioned to help advance the public policy and advocacy work of their organization and well-supported in this role.

Public Policy Institute

Selected organizations will delegate their representative to attend monthly sessions. Sessions will explore such topics as evidence-based research, policy options, engaging decision makers as well as implementation & evaluation.  

Our faculty lead is Carole James and she is joined by Dana Hayden, Ruth Wittenberg and Jim Rutkowski, Andrea Reimer and Ginger Gosnell-Myers as our Public Policy Institute faculty. They bring a wealth of real-life public policy experience to the program, complemented by an impressive and diverse array of panelists and guest speakers.

Public Policy Institute

More Information & Resources

See our 2021 United Way Public Policy Institute Graduates

The Public Policy Institute offered by United Way BC is modeled after similar successful training programs offered by the Maytree Foundation in Ontario and the Max Bell Foundation in Alberta.

Applications for the 2023 open on September 13, 2022 and will close at midnight on Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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