Registration - In-house Organization
Union of British Columbia Municipalities / Gary MacIsaac, Executive Director
Total Number of Communication Reports: 1
Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0
Version 24 of 24 (2019-10-01 to present)
- Aboriginal Affairs
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Federal infrastructure funding: representing BC local governments, UBCM staff communicate with Infrastructure Canada staff regarding federal infrastructure funding programs (not the Gas Tax program).
- Funding for Community to Community Forum: UBCM engaged in follow up communications in regards to reporting and payment of the funds for the 2018/19 program year and payment for the 2019/20 Community to Community Forum program year.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program
- Federal Gas Tax Transfer Program: UBCM administers this program in British Columbia. Our staff are in contact with Infrastructure Canada staff on a regular basis. UBCM staff and a Board representative sit on an oversight committee for this program. UBCM staff are also in regular contact with ministerial staff and staff from parliamentary and constituency offices to plan communications and public announcements of projects funded by federal Gas Tax transfers.
Policies or Program
- Off Reserve Action Plan: UBCM staff continue to communicate with Indigenous Services Canada staff regarding the implementation of the Off Reserve Action Plan, in co-ordination with the Province of British Columbia.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- House of Commons
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Transport Canada (TC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
The Union of British Columbia Municipalities has represented local government interests within the Province of BC to the provincial and federal governments since 1905. UBCM promotes collaboration between all orders of government towards shared public objectives. Interactions with the federal government fall into 3 broad categories: (1) advocacy related to federal programs and legislation; (2) collaboration, information sharing and local government capacity building; and (3) delivery of programs. Category (2) includes co-sponsoring conferences with federal and other agencies or involvement of federal government officials in the UBCM Annual Convention. Category (3) relates to UBCM's role as a signatory to the Federal Gas Tax Transfer Agreement and the Public Transit Agreement, and our role as program administrator under those agreements. UBCM is committed to openness and transparency. Information is available on the UBCM website (ubcm.ca) on the scope of all UBCM activities, including advocacy. In addition to its advocacy/representation role, UBCM provides additional services to its members, described under the Services and Funding Programs headings of the website. In pursuit of community and local government interests, UBCM has set out the areas of its concerns in the Lobbying Information section of this registration. Members of UBCM propose resolutions that may affect a wide range of federal matters. If endorsed these are conveyed following the annual convention. Copies of such resolutions can be accessed in the Resolutions & Policy section of the UBCM website. UBCM is the exclusive group representing local government in BC. In addition to administering the Federal Gas Tax Transfer Program in BC, UBCM participates in various infrastructure programs such as the Build Canada Program.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Gary MacIsaac, Executive Director
Organization's membership or classes of membershipMembership in the UBCM is voluntary. All local governments in BC including municipalities, regional districts, and certain eligible First Nations are members.
End date of the last completed financial year: 2019-05-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)||$50,000.00||Yes|
|Infrastructure Canada (INFC)||$278,600,000.00||Yes|
In-house Organization Contact Information
60 - 10551 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 2W9
Fax number: 604-270-9116
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Glen Brown, General Manager, Victoria Operations | No public offices held
- Marylyn Chiang, Senior Policy Analyst | No public offices held
- Marie Crawford, Associate Executive Director | No public offices held
- Brant Felker, Gas Tax Policy & Program Officer | No public offices held
- Jamee Justason, Executive and Association Services Coordinator | No public offices held
- Gary MacIsaac, Executive Director | No public offices held
- Peter Ronald, Policy & Programs Officer | No public offices held
- Bhar Sihota, Policy Analyst | Public offices held
- Reiko Tagami, Information & Resolutions Coordinator | Public offices held
- Paul Taylor, Relationships & Communications Advisor | No public offices held
- Joshua van Loon, Senior Policy Analyst | No public offices held
- Danyta Welch, Policy & Programs Officer | Public offices held
- Jared Wright, Director of Advocacy & Government Relations | No public offices held