Speak at a City Council meeting

Speaking at meetings of your elected officials

You are welcome to speak to City Council or the Park Board, but only about items on the agenda for that particular meeting.

Meetings of City Council

Speakers are heard at:

  • Standing committees meetings
  • Public hearings
  • Special Council meetings

Speakers are not heard at regular Council meetings. If you want to speak to an item on the agenda of a regular Council meeting, you will be referred to a standing committee.

Signing up to speak

Sign up after the meeting agenda is announced, usually one week before the meeting. You will be added to the speakers list for that meeting.

In advance

Contact the City Clerk's Office by: 

  • Email: ccclerk@vancouver.ca
  • Phone: 3-1-1
  • Fax: 604-873-7419
  • Mail: 3rd Floor, City Hall, 453 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4

The deadline to sign up for:

  • Morning meetings is the day before meeting starts
  • Afternoon or evening meetings is at least two hours before the meeting starts

Just before the meeting

You can also sign up in person, up to 10 minutes before the meeting begins.

Resources for speakers

WiFi at City Hall

Free public wireless access at City Hall on the 3rd floor, where Council meets, and in the Media Room on the 1st floor.

Guidelines for speakersAudio-visual aids in the Council ChamberWiFi at City Hall