Working Group 4

Representation

Goal:  Immigrants play a representative role in guiding the development of the communities of the North Shore.

Actions

2017/18

  • Piloting the North Shore Board Diversity Project
  • Collaborating with District of West Van to hold a citizenship ceremony
  • Collaborated with City of North Van to host a “Welcome to the City” themed “Kids in the Hall” event

2016/17

  • Surveying North Shore organizations about their interest in diversifying boards and committees
  • Securing funds from the West Van Community Foundation for a board and committee diversity project
  • Developing info package for boards and committees on policy and best practice
  • Examining the feasibility of hosting open houses

 

Resources from this Group

Members

Co-Chairs:

Committee Members: 

  1. Adele Wilson, Parkgate Community Services Centre
  2. Christina Rucci, District of North Vancouver
  3. Wendy McCulloch, North Shore Multicultural Society
  4. Gordon Holley, West Vancouver Community Foundation
  5. Heather Evans, City of North Vancouver

 

North Shore Demographics

58.1% of recent immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver were between the ages of 15 and 44 years when they arrived in Canada.
Source: 2016 Census

65.9% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver were between the ages of 15 and 44 years when they arrived in Canada.
Source: 2016 Census

40% of labour force

age 15 years and over, in West Vancouver are made up of immigrants.
Source: 2016 Census

40.1% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in the City of North Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2016 Census

11.6% of immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver speak Farsi most often at home
Source: 2016 Census

35.9% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in the District of North Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2016 Census

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