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Your City Hall

Learn how City Hall works, how to get involved, and how to make change happen.

City elections take place across BC every 4 years. We deliver election outreach and engagement in the lead-up to every city election.

But what does democratic engagement look like beyond voting, and why does it matter?

Goals of Your City Hall

Civics toolbox

Tools and resources to build civic literacy, get involved, and make change happen.

Why democratic engagement matters

A public opinion survey conducted by SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in 2018 found a strong correlation between citizens’ sense of belonging to the community and their commitment to democracy.

Canadians who trust elected officials
*2018, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Canadians who feel too few chances for participation
*2018, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
BC residents who want to be more involved but face barriers
*2019, Vancouver Foundation, Vital Signs
Vancouver residents who feel a sense of belonging
*City of Vancouver Healthy City Strategy

Student projects and collaborations

In partnership with CityStudio, Your City Hall engages with local students to support innovative ways of increasing civic literacy, deepening democratic engagement, and reducing barriers to participation in civic life.

Residents video gallery

The video gallery aims to tell stories about the past and present contributions of Vancouver residents in ways that reflect our diversity.

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