Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation
Mayor Gregor Robertson will be supporting a motion introduced at City Council on Tuesday, which sets out steps the City could take to enhance gender equality including ensuring equal representation of women on City advisory committees, reviewing grants to provide more equitable service delivery, and updating the City’s 10 year-old Gender Equality Strategy.
The motion will be introduced by Councillor Andrea Reimer at the Tuesday Council meeting, which is March 8th — International Women's Day.
"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.
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.