This was the fourth Roundtable in the CRRF's six-city series. A panel of thought-leaders led the discussion about Vancouver’s challenges in squaring the realities of being fourth in the world for foreign-born residents with its mission “to create a great city of communities".
UBC Robson Square | January 19, 2016
The collective efforts of all three levels of government and community organizations have furthered pluralism, inclusion and citizen engagement in Vancouver; however, managing diversity and race relations in large cities with rapidly evolving demographics remains a daunting task.
Vancouver’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is reflected in the City’s mission statement:
“To create a great city of communities, which cares about its people, its environment, and the opportunities to live, work and prosper.”
The panel discussed:
How do people of various cultural, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds live together harmoniously?
Robert A. Daum, PhD, University of British Columbia, Dialogue Fellow, Simon Fraser University | Farid Rohani, Chair, Board of Directors, The Laurier Institute | Andrea Reimer, Deputy Mayor and Councillor, City of Vancouver
Moderator: Kory Wilson | Panellists: Vi Nguyen, Jennifer Reddy, Shauna Sylvester, Douglas Todd | Speakers: Albert Lo, Farid Rohani | Summation: Robert Daum