The Residents’ Guide to Coquitlam Municipal Services will help you understand many of the services offered by the City, as well as contacts for several other local resources that will help new residents.
Did you know there is a place at Coquitlam City Hall where you can display information about your culture? Groups or individuals are encouraged to share their culture by displaying information at City Hall.
Materials approved for display must:
The Cultural Displays in City Hall Policy (PDF) contains more information on the definition of culture, the application and approval process, and the display criteria for all applicants. Please review the policy before submitting an application form.
To apply: In order to have your display considered, please complete the application form (PDF), or pick up a form at the City Clerk’s Office. You can return the form in person to the Planning and Development Department at City Hall, or via email.
Approval Process: A staff committee will review the applications received and applicants will be notified of the outcome by a City representative by mail or email. You may be contacted by staff during the application review process if there are questions or concerns regarding your application.
Council approved the City’s Multiculturalism Strategic Plan in July 2011 and reflecting on the changing needs of the community, in July 2017, Council authorized staff to update the Multiculturalism Strategic Plan so that it better reflect the importance of cultural integration. Visit the Multiculturalism Strategic Plan webpage to learn more.
In 2007, Coquitlam City Council established a Multiculturalism Advisory Committee (MAC) with a mandate to provide a local perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City’s strategic goals.
The MAC provides input to the development of the Multiculturalism Strategic Plan and implements specific initiatives related to multiculturalism and diversity.
The City of Coquitlam is a member of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership Council, which consists of representatives from different levels of:
The TCLIP is responsible for developing a strategic plan, improving coordination of immigrant service delivery, identifying service needs and gaps for immigrants in the region, providing information on immigration trends and settlement needs, conducting community consultation, and working to influence and inform government and community stakeholders about program and policy development.
For more information on the TCLIP, and its Council Members, please visit the website.