The City of Vancouver LGBTQ Advisory Committee is seeking community input and
wants to know what your priorities are for our community in Vancouver.
The inaugural meeting of the newly formed
LGBTQ Advisory Committee took place on Monday, 13 July 2009 at City Hall. Lead
by Council Liaisons Councillors Tim Stevenson and Ellen Woodsworth, the committee's
mandate is to enhance access to city services for the LGBTQ communities by providing
input, addressing areas of concern and providing feedback and guidance to the Council
Liaisons and ultimately to the Mayor, Council and potentially other city departments.
During this first meeting, the committee has been tasked with reaching out to
our various constituencies, networks, friends, acquaintances or other groups within
the Vancouver LGBTQ community for input as to where you think the committee efforts should
be directed. Is it personal safety? Is it housing? Is it seniors? Is it youth
issues? Is it The Centre (Qmunity)? Is it something
else? We want to know!
But it isn’t just about identifying the issues either. If you have an
idea about how the committee or the city might be able to tackle the
issues facing our community we want to know about those as well for while it is
great to know what our community’s issues are it will be even more important to
initiate actions to address those issues.
Send an email to or
send us feedback using our online form and let us know where you think the committee should concentrate its efforts. This
is your chance to have an impact on the focus of the committee! The
committee will be reviewing all the input during its next meeting in early
September and will come away with a list of up to five priority areas and work
towards action plans to address them.
And be sure to
continue watching the GayVancouver.Net (Gay Vancouver Online)
blog as we continue to blog about our participation on the committee.