Vancouver Heritage Commission

The Vancouver Heritage Commission advises City Council on:

  • The need for preserving heritage buildings, structures, or lands which collectively represent a cross-section of all periods and styles in the City's historic and cultural evolution
  • The costs and benefits of the preservations
  • The compatibility of preservations with other lawful uses of the buildings, structures, or land
  • Recommendations on the designation of heritage buildings, structures, and lands, and the demolition, preservation, alteration, or renovation of those buildings, structures, and lands

Terms of reference

The Vancouver Heritage Commission Bylaw establishes the Commission, and describes its membership and responsibilities.

Meeting frequency

The commission generally meets every three weeks, at 11:00am at City Hall. There are no meetings in August.

Subcommittees

Subcommittees are created to manage the annual Heritage Awards Program and for other matters, as needed.

Time commitment

Commission meetings typically last 2 to 3 hours. Commission members should expect to spend an additional 3 or more hours on committee work each month. Preparation time is also required before meetings.

Attendance requirement

Members may miss no more than four consecutive meetings without obtaining Leave of Absence from the Committee or Council. Membership will be terminated following the fourth such absence.

Membership

The Commission consists of 11 voting members, who are appointed by City Council. The Commission also has a City Council liaison who serves as a non-voting member.

Each year, five voting members are appointed for 1- and 2-year terms. Commission members are eligible for reappointment. There are no limits on how many terms a member may serve.

Before being appointed, members must have lived in Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District) for at least 6 months.

Members

Terms end December 2, 2018:

  • Julia Hulbert
  • Richard Keate
  • Mollie Massie
  • Anthony Norfolk
  • Jenny Sandy, Vice-Chair
  • Craig Rogers

Terms end December 31, 2019:

  • Jan Fialkowski
  • Denise Jacques
  • Michael Kluckner, Chair
  • Janet Leduc
  • Joel Massey

Liaisons

  • City Council: Councillor Heather Deal
  • Vancouver Park Board: Commissioner Casey Crawford
  • Vancouver School Board: Trustee Judy Zaichkowsky 
  • Staff: Marco D'Agostini, Senior Heritage Planner

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

All 2018 meetings are held on Mondays at 11:00 am

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2018 Cancelled  
March 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 16, 2018 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 30, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 14, 2018 Agenda  
June 4, 2018    
June 25, 2018    
July 16, 2018    
September 10, 2018    
October 1, 2018    
October 22, 2018    
November 19, 2018    
December 10, 2018    

All 2017 meetings are held on Mondays at 11 am.

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 27, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2017 - Cancelled - -
April 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 29, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 2, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2017 - Cancelled    
December 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes

All 2016 meetings are held on Mondays at 11 am.

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 11, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 1, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 22, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2016 cancelled - -
June 6, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 27, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 7, 2016 joint workshop with GHAPC and UDP Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 3, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 24, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 5, 2016 Agenda Minutes

All 2015 meetings are held on Mondays at 11am.

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 2, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 23, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
May 4, 2015 Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes
July 6, 2015 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2015 cancelled - -
September 14,2015 Agenda Minutes
October 5, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2015 Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2015 Agenda Minutes
December 7, 2015 Agenda Minutes
     

All 2014 meetings are held on Mondays at 11 am.

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 3, 2014 cancelled - -
February 24, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 17, 2014 cancelled - -
April 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2014 cancelled - -
September 29, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes

All 2013 meetings are held on Mondays at 11 am.

Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 8, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 29, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 27, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 8, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 29, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 30, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 9, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Meeting date Agenda Minutes
January 23, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 5, 2012 cancelled - -
March 26, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 7, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 4, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 25, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 1, 2012 cancelled - -
October 22, 2012 cancelled Agenda Cancelled
November 19, 2012 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes

Resources for advisory committee members

Contact the Vancouver Heritage Commission

heritage.commission
@vancouver.ca

Staff contact
Helen Cain
Acting Senior Planner
Heritage, Citywide and Regional Planning

Phone: 604-871-6077

helen.cain@
vancouver.ca