Multiculturalism Advisory Committee

  1. Seeking Citizen Representatives for Committees and Board of Variance

    Make an Impact in your Community!
    Do you have a keen interest in sharing your knowledge and point of view to help shape your community? Applications are currently being accepted for citizen representatives on our Advisory Committees and Board of Variance.

    Interested residents can read about each committee’s mandate, and apply online at

    Deadline for submission is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.


*Meetings are subject to change without notice. Please be advised that the July 20, 2022 Committee Meeting has been cancelled at the call of the Chair.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas for the meetings will be available typically one week before the meeting date. For more information, please email the City Clerk’s Office or call 604-927-3010.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Councillor Brent Asmundson, Chair
  • Councillor Steve Kim, Vice Chair

Citizen Representatives

  • Simin Ahmadian
  • Carolina Echeverri
  • Pam Garcia
  • Honore Gbedze
  • Ann Johannes
  • Bita Rezaei
  • Amandeep Sangha
  • Iris Sun
  • Michelle Taylor
  • Njeri Watkins
  • Zahra Zaker


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
  • Review and provide input on other items matters as directed by Council

Work Plan

The Committee’s annual Work Plan is approved by Council.

Terms of Reference