Community Advisory Assembly

The Community Advisory Assembly is part of a pilot project. Click here to read more about how it came to be.

Facilitators:   Aftab Erfan, Executive Director, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and Nicole Armos, Manager, Knowledge and Practice, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. 

Meetings: Monthly (alternating days)

Mandate:  The Assembly's role is to advise City Council and City staff across all departments on plans and actions related to Council's Strategic Priorities, and other current City projects, plans, and policies. 

Topics that come to the Assembly for input should: 

  • Be expected to include changes that are likely to have a direct impact on residents; 
  • Include elements, details or options that have not yet been decided / there is opportunity to shape or change; 
  • Be early enough in the process where there is a genuine and meaningful opportunity for the Assembly to help shape outcomes; 
  • Provide sufficient background information and context for the Assembly to be able to provide informed, meaningful input; and 
  • Include a plan for project staff to report back to the Assembly and the community how the Assembly's input was incorporated / influenced the outcomes. 

Assembly members will bring their lived experience, values, stories, and expertise as residents of New Westminster to discussions. 

The Assembly will also have an opportunity to suggest topics for discussion and bring recommendations to the City for consideration. 

For more information regarding the mandate of the Community Advisory Assembly, please see the Terms of Reference.

Contact:     / 604-515-3782

2024 ASSEMBLY meetings

Date Agenda Package Notes & Minutes
January 25, 2024 Agenda Package PDF

Notes

Minutes

February 24, 2024 Agenda Package PDF

Notes

Minutes

March 13, 2024 Agenda Package PDF

Notes

Minutes

April 20, 2024 Agenda Package PDF

Notes

Minutes

May 14, 2024 Agenda Package PDF Notes
June 15, 2024 Agenda Package PDF  
September 26, 2024    
October 19, 2024    
November 21, 2024    
December 11, 2024