April 17-19, 2020

Nanaimo Convention


2020 Convention Cancelled

The AVICC Executive Committee has made the decision to cancel the annual convention scheduled for April 17-19 in Nanaimo due to COVID-19.  

Resolutions that were submitted prior to the deadline will be forwarded to UBCM for the 2020 September UBCM Convention. Resolutions that are specific only to the AVICC region have been referred to the AVICC Executive for consideration.

The AVICC Executive will assess whether there is an opportunity to hold an AGM in the fall. 

“We apologize for the inconvenience to our members, sponsors, presenters, support staff, volunteers and the Co-Hosts: City of Nanaimo and Regional District of Nanaimo. However, the health and safety of our member local governments is the priority of AVICC, and this decision is the best way to achieve that goal.” 

Registration fees will be refunded in full to the credit card used for payment.

Please contact your accommodation provider as soon as possible to avoid any cancellation penalties.



The 2020 Convention will be held in Nanaimo from Friday April 17 to Sunday April 19 at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The City of Nanaimo and the Regional District of Nanaimo are our hosts, and we thank them for their support.

Register online for the convention at Convention Registration.

The Convention Brochure has been sent out to all members. It contains information on pre-convention tours and workshops as well as the social events.

We will be posting the Convention Program shortly. 

AVICC thanks the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Qualicum First Nation, and the Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose) First Nation for welcoming our members to their territory for our convention, and we look forward to their involvement throughout the convention.

Nanaimo has many accommodation options. AVICC has set up room blocks with the two hotels closest to the conference centre. Information on the hotels is available at Accommodations.

AVICC has chosen to source the meals and drinks served at the convention, as well as our speaker gifts, from Island Good suppliers.

A good response will mean more insight into how COVID19 has affected Island Communities and will be valuable for ongoing decision making.