Thank you for hosting!

We’ve just wrapped up another year of On the Table and are truly amazed at the number of folks that participated across the province amidst the pandemic. Your efforts to connect with others during this time are an inspiration for us all.

We’ll be working on evolving the On the Table community platform this fall, so please sign up to our newsletter for all the latest updates.

In the meantime, if you have an idea that came from your event you’d like to bring to life, please check out our Neighbourhood Small Grant opportunities in your community.

–Your friends at On the Table

What’s On the Table?

It’s a BC-wide occasion to bring together friends, colleagues, or neighbours to talk about what matters most to you. Whether in small groups or online, On the Table encourages us all to take time to connect and share meaningful conversation.

This year, we recognize that COVID guidelines may mean that gatherings look different than in the past. Not to worry! Check out our How to Host for creative ideas on hosting.

Public Events


Tuesday, Oct 6, 7-9pm


Featured Hosts

The conversations were as unique and diverse as the community catalysts across the province that came together to share them. When we asked hosts across British Columbia, “What’s on your mind?” this is what they said.

Harvest dinner, song & story & friends of the Similkameen

Kelly Terbasket

Farm fresh pizza, beer & food systems on the coast

Roo Miller-Petit

Bannock, tea & Indigenous fashion

Joleen Mitton

Taboulleh, falafel & barriers to employment

Craig Hikida

Curry, beer & equity

Sarah White

Coffee, cinnamon buns & encouraging volunteerism

Chris Mathieson

Seasonal classics, wine & honouring legacy

Karri Schuermans

Dumplings, tea & longevity

Wilson Liang

Hot pot, plum drink & growing up ‘multicultural’

Kevin Huang & Amanda Huynh

Steak, wine & interracial relationships

Dara Parker

Beer, film & rainbow refugee

Hilary Henegar

Lunch, charcuterie & how VR builds community

Prem Gill

Community Reflections & Insights

In 2018 and 2019, we asked On the Table hosts and guests to share their experiences in a post-event survey. Stats and stories were collected, and we followed several hosts throughout their journey. All our findings are collected here in these two reports, summarizing and sharing the results of this collective movement towards a more connected province.