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

51.7% of recent immigrants

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

12.2% of immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver are recent immigrants (landed in Canada between 2011 and 2016).
Source: 2016 Census

36.7% of labour force

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

54.5% of recent immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver speak non-official languages most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

52.1% of recent immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver speak non-official languages most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

14.4% of immigrants

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

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