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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.

What's happeningCity Hall tours are now available

If your group is interested in a guided tour of City Hall, email with the following information:

  • Contact details (name, organization, position, phone number, and email)
  • Date and time you would like the tour (provide 3 options)
  • Topic(s) you would like to learn about
  • Questions that you may have

Plan your visit

  • Due to limited capacity, tours are only available for groups of 10 to 25 (no one-on-one tours)
  • We need a minimum of 6 weeks notice to arrange tours
  • Tours are usually 45 minutes to 1 hour long
  • Tours can be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays on non-Council weeks (where there are no Council meetings)
  • Start time of tours can be 10am, 11am, or 2pm

Sign up for updates at the bottom of this page and stay tuned for information.

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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