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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

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: advisory bodies

We're transitioning to virtual advisory body meetings as an interim response to the health emergency. These meetings will be convened by electronic means as authorized by Ministerial Order No. M192, Local Government Meetings and By-law Process (COVID-19) Order No. 3.

The next meeting will be held on July 13, 2020.

A link to join the live meeting broadcast will be posted below 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Virtual meetings will be held using Cisco WebEx Events. No software download is required, simply use the link below to view the meeting live through your web browser. 

Online meeting password: VHER

Join the meeting

Join by phone (audio only)

1-604-646-8916
1-855-699-3239 (Canada - toll free)

Access code: 146 759 3492

Consent - Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

To view or participate in meetings virtually, I consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of my personal information outside Canada as described below. The City of Vancouver collects your personal information in accordance with section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for purposes of organizing and administering advisory body meetings. For virtual advisory body meetings, your contact information will be shared with the City’s web conferencing provider, Cisco WebEx. Information submitted to WebEx will be stored on servers in the United States and may be accessed in the United States or internationally for technical support purposes. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact the director of access to information and privacy by emailing privacy@vancouver.ca, phoning 3-1-1, or mailing a letter to 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1V4.

Following the meeting, minutes will be posted online and can be found in the ‘Meetings’ tab below.

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 31, 2020:

  • Michael Gordon
  • Richard Keate
  • Doreen Leo
  • Mollie Massie
  • Jenni Pace
  • Craig Rogers

Terms end December 31, 2021:

  • Randip Bakshi
  • Paul Giles
  • Michael Kluckner
  • Joel Massey
  • Shirley Shen

Liaisons

  • City Council: Councillor Colleen Hardwick
  • Vancouver Park Board: Gwen Giesbrecht
  • Vancouver School Board: Estrellita Gonzalez
  • Staff: Zlatan Jankovic, Senior Heritage Planner

Meetings, agendas, and minutes

Resources for advisory committee members

Contact the Vancouver Heritage Commission

heritage.commission
@vancouver.ca

Staff contact
Zlatan Jankovic
Senior Heritage Planner

Phone: 604-871-6448

zlatan.jankovic@
vancouver.ca