Multiculturalism Advisory Committee

Mandate

The mandate of the Multiculturalism Advisory Committee is to provide a local perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City’s strategic goals and accompanying strategic directions. The Committee's objectives are as follows:

• Foster awareness and understanding of the City’s multicultural population and diversity
• Initiate and facilitate discussion around existing and emerging multiculturalism issues
• Identify barriers relative to citizen involvement in the community
• Review and provide input to Council regarding the City of Coquitlam’s Multiculturalism policy
• Assist in the development of a multiculturalism policy implementation strategy for the City of Coquitlam
• Identify opportunities for public education and discussion regarding multiculturalism in the City
• Provide input into the development and implementation of programs and services that enhance the culture of the community and create educational opportunities; and
• Review and provide input on other items matters as directed by Council.

Composition   

Chair: Councillor Brent Asmundson | Vice Chair: Councillor Terry O'Neill

Citizen Representatives: Andy Balser, Paul Choi, Behnaz Fazli-Fard, Effie Garcia, Mawunyo Honore Gbedze, Ewa Karczewska, Steven Kwon, Alfred Lam, Trish Mandewo, Mandy Siu, Iris Sun, Paula Velazquez-Lanzmaier, Katalin Veres, Sara Wahedi, Leo Wong.

Meeting Schedule

The Multiculturalism Advisory Committee typically meets on the third Wednesday of the month (on a monthly basis). The 2017 Multiculturalism Advisory Committee meetings have been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room, Coquitlam City Hall on the following dates:  

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017* (*Spring Break is March 13-24)
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (meeting cancelled due to a lack of quorum)
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (meeting cancelled due to a conflict with ​a Council meeting)
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    • Agenda
    • Minutes

Agendas for the above noted meetings will be available typically one week prior to the meeting date. For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at committeeclerk@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-3010.

* Please note that meeting schedules are subject to change. 

Approved Work Plan

Council approved the Committee's annual Work Plan

 

City Clerk's Office

Phone: 604-927-3010
Fax: 604-927-3015
Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca