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
What's happeningCity Hall tours are now available
If your group is interested in a guided tour of City Hall, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.