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Local communities and regions all have unique assets, capabilities and development ambitions. For over 20 years, the Local Governance Hub (formerly the Local Government Institute) has collaborated with local and regional governments, First Nations governments and organisations, community organisations and a wide range of professionals to support their capacity building and development goals. We work on:

Research. Together with students from our Masters in Public Administration, Masters in Community Development and PhD in Public Administration programmes, we support research on a wide range of topics at the local and regional levels including environmental sustainability and climate action, food security and regulatory governance.

Evaluation. We work with governments and organisations to inform policy development, program planning and decision making, strengthen their performance and improve services.

Training. We convene professionals and leaders for workshops and short training sessions on topics such as strategic planning, regional development and local administration.

Engagement. We are a hub to convene conversations between researchers and diverse professionals and leadership from across the local and regional government sectors and First Nations Governments and associations.

We welcome a chance to engage with you and to support your organisation.


Join out listserve here: https://lists.uvic.ca/mailman/listinfo/localgovhub 


  • Dr. Tamara Krawchenko, Chair LGH and Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, TamaraKrawchenko@Uvic.ca
  • Dr. Sarah Marie Wiebe, Co-Chair LGH and Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, swiebe@uvic.ca