The Columbia Institute fosters individual and organizational leadership for inclusive, sustainable communities. This work is rooted in our belief that communities who value social justice, the environment, and their local economy are healthier, happier places to live. We help build capacity in communities through lifelong learning scholarships and key partnerships. We also nurture strong local leadership, and support community leaders with cutting-edge research on emerging issues through our Centre for Civic Governance. The Columbia Institute is a national charitable organization.