At its In Camera meeting on September 10, 2019, Vancouver City Council appointed Dylan Rose to the Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC) for a term beginning immediately, and ending December 31, 2021.
Dylan is a member of Red Pheasant Cree Nation and joins us as an accomplished advisor working mainly at the intersection of the public health and political realms. He currently supports the First Nations Health Council in their role as advocates for improving health outcomes for Indigenous people through partnerships with health authorities, various levels of government and political leadership in health planning.
Some of his personal interests lie in the areas of healthy built environments, urban design, community development and the idea of reconciliation through planning.
Dylan spent the past five years in Vancouver working with the First Nations Health Authority. Prior to that work he managed urban Indigenous youth projects throughout the Province of Saskatchewan and spent time working on economic development projects with the Canadian Urban Institute in developing communities overseas.
His undergraduate coursework focused on Urban Planning and Human Geography at the University of Saskatchewan and he’s currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Public Health at the University of British Columbia.