Multiculturalism Advisory Committee


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.


Chair: Councillor Teri Towner | Vice Chair: Councillor Trish Mandewo

Citizen Representatives: Paul Choi, Carolina Echeverri, Mehraban (Maz) Farhoodi, Leticia Pamela (Pam) Garcia, Honore Gbedeze, Natasha Knox, Andrea Kwasnicki, Priti Shah, Mandy Siu, Iris Sun, and Zahra Zaker.

Meeting Schedule

The Multiculturalism Advisory Committee typically meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. The 2019 Multiculturalism Advisory Committee meetings are scheduled to be held from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room, Coquitlam City Hall, on the following dates*:

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

* Please note that meeting schedules are subject to change. 

Terms of Reference

A copy of the Committee's Terms of Reference ​is available here

Work Plan

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

Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes

City Clerk's Office

Phone: 604-927-3010
Fax: 604-927-3015