Introducing the Community Input Group

Starting in February 2021, we’ll be launching several opportunities for community members to participate and provide feedback on the rezoning application for the Britannia Renewal. All opportunities will be in compliance with COVID-19 safety precautions, and will be listed on this page.

Community Input Group

Project Partners will be forming a Community Input Group in February 2021, where community members will be invited by community organizations with connections to Britannia to participate and share their feedback on the rezoning application in an inclusive, safe environment. Recognizing the impacts of racism and discrimination on public spaces and community wellbeing in Vancouver, membership of this group will be reserved for community members who consider themselves underrepresented in local government processes. It’s intended that this group will meet approximately six times over the course of the rezoning process, and each meeting will be organized around a specific topic for discussion, which may include reconciliation, community legacy, housing, public green space and non-profit spaces.

Project Partners are currently working with local organizations and community groups to nominate community members for participation in this group, who meet the following demographics:

• Gender diversity, including representation from transgender and non-binary community members;

• A range of members from the following age cohorts: 16-29 years, 30-44 years, 45-64 years, 65+ years;

• A range of household living situations, including single parents;

• Individuals with a variety of cultural backgrounds, including members who self-identify as racialized and/or Indigenous;

• At least one person who identifies as having a disability or using mobility aids;

• A range of incomes, including representation from individuals who are low-income;

• A range of individuals with diverse living situations, with an emphasis on individuals who rent and/or who may be precariously housed or under housed;

• A combination of individuals who are already engaged at Britannia and individuals who do not currently access programming on site.

View the Community Input Group Terms of Reference (in the documents section) for more details.

This Community Input Group will be one of many ways to participate and provide feedback into the Britannia rezoning application. If you are not approached for membership, a number of other community engagement activities will be available throughout the rezoning process for you to get involved in and share your feedback. Check back here soon for updates on these activities starting in February!

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