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Volunteers needed for Vancouver's Civic Advisory Bodies

March 18 2019 –

Applications are now being accepted for volunteer positions on 15 different civic advisory bodies which give members the opportunity to help shape City policy and services to better serve everyone in our communities.

Civic advisory bodies focus on specific topics that impact our city and its people. Through the expertise and experience of its members, these groups advise Vancouver City Council and staff on a wide range of projects, initiatives, and issues.  Applicants of all ages, abilities, genders, racial origins, sexual orientation, gender identity, income levels, and other lived experiences are encouraged to apply.

Advisory bodies

The City is looking for volunteers from the general public for positions on the following advisory bodies:

  • Arts and Culture Advisory Committee
  • Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Committee
  • Civic Asset Naming Committee
  • LGBTQ2+ Advisory Committee
  • Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee
  • Racial and Ethno-Cultural Equity Advisory Committee
  • Renters Advisory Committee
  • Seniors' Advisory committee
  • Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Urban Indigenous Peoples' Advisory Committee
  • Vancouver Food Policy Council
  • Women's Advisory Committee
  • Chinatown Historic Area Planning Committee
  • First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel
  • Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee

Detailed descriptions of the terms of reference, eligibility requirements, and time commitment, as well as the online application and instructions are available online.

 You must complete an online application form to apply. The deadline to submit an application is 11:59pm, April 12, 2019.