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?
Thank you to Shane Point for the Opening Prayer and Welcome to Territory.
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