New Commissioner: Tł’akwasik̕a̱n Khelsilem

On November 15, 2016, Vancouver City Council appointed Tł’akwasik̕a̱n Khelsilem to the Vancouver City Planning Commission.

Khelsilem hails from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-speaking communities of Xwmel̓ts’stn and Eslhá7an and the Kwak̕wala-speaking tribes of the Na̱mg̱is’ and Ḵwiḵwa̱sut̓inux̱w. He grew up and lives in the city of Vancouver. Continue reading “New Commissioner: Tł’akwasik̕a̱n Khelsilem”

Vancouver City Planning Commission heads to Habitat III

The Vancouver City Planning Commission is joining urban leaders from almost 200 countries in Quito Ecuador this month for Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Commission co-chair Nola Kate Seymoar and Commissioner Jennifer Marshall are going to Habitat III as members of the Canadian delegation to share with the world’s leading urban thinkers and bring back best practices in planning and development to Vancouver. Continue reading “Vancouver City Planning Commission heads to Habitat III”