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Your City Hall

Tools and resources for learning how City Hall works, how to get involved, and how to make change happen

City elections take place across BC every four years. We deliver election outreach and engagement in the lead-up to every city election.

But what does democratic engagement look like beyond voting, and why does it matter?

The goals of Your City Hall are to:

What's happening

City Hall tours

City Hall tours are currently on hold due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Tours will be back once City Hall re-opens to the public and physical distancing protocols allow.

Resources coming

Later this year, we will:

  • Begin a listen and learn campaign to understand gaps in knowledge about how local government works, how to get involved, and how to make change happen
  • Build a toolbox of resources, programs, and services to fill these gaps in information
  • Take action to ensure interested individuals, groups, and organizations can access this toolbox

Sign up for updates at the bottom of this page and stay tuned for information, tools, and resources as they become available.

Why democratic engagement matters

A public opinion survey conducted by SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in 2018 found a strong correlation between citizens’ sense of belonging to the community and their commitment to democracy.

Canadians who trust elected officials
*2018, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Canadians who feel too few chances for participation
*2018, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
BC residents who want to be more involved but face barriers
*2019, Vancouver Foundation, Vital Signs
Vancouver residents who feel a sense of belonging
*City of Vancouver Healthy City Strategy

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