"With the completion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, we have a long awaited opportunity to acknowledge historical wrongs and forge a new path based on empathy, respect and an honest understanding of history. All Canadians should take the time to read the calls to action, and actively take on the responsibility of building a better future between aboriginal and non aboriginal peoples.
Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation
Today City Council approved Vancouver’s 2016 Budget. This balanced budget will keep taxes and fees low while making investments in priority areas such as affordable housing, transportation, and infrastructure.
“The City of Vancouver plays a strong role in supporting our city’s economic leadership and enhancing the livability and quality of life for our residents,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Vancouver is keeping taxes low while investing in priorities like affordable housing, community services and better service delivery.”
"Vancouver and communities across the country have a longstanding commitment to welcoming refugees and their families in times of need. This proud history of helping refugees start new lives with hope, security, and freedom is at the heart of what makes Vancouver such an inclusive and compassionate city.
Public forum on Syrian refugee crisis:
7:00pm, Tuesday Sept. 8 - Vancouver City Hall
Vancouver has a long and proud history of welcoming refugees and their families in times of desperate need, helping them start new lives with hope, security, and freedom here in Canada.
In partnership with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Vancouver, Coast Salish master carver Ts’uts’umutl Luke Marston unveiled his long-awaited statue in Stanley Park this past weekend.
Mayor Robertson attended the presentation of the statue, which celebrates the history of Vancouver’s diverse community and is a symbol of reconciliation with First Nations communities—the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh—for whom Stanley Park and much of the city form part of their traditional territories.