Participation and Key Audiences


There are two main ways to participate in the “A City for All” Summit: host or attend a partner event, and/or attend the December 4, 2018 Summit

Partner Events

Partner events will range from public story telling events, to meetings or other events convened with groups who wish to contribute to the recommendations.

The location and timing of partner activities leading up to the Summit will be determined by our partner groups. Information on partner events will be posted on the VCPC website as they are confirmed.

If you and/or your organization would like to be part of the 2018 City for All Summit, there are several ways to participate depending on your organization’s capacity.  Please visit our Partner with Us! page p for more information on how to get involved.


The 2018 Summit  will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

The invitational summit is intended to engage thought leaders and influencers from the community and various sectors including the not-for-profit, business, academic and government (First Nations, municipal, provincial and federal) sectors. Invitations will include people from groups traditionally under-represented.

Key Audiences

There are two key audiences for the December 4, 2018, Summit.

City of Vancouver

The first audience is the incoming Vancouver City Council, along with the City of Vancouver’s Leadership Team. They will be invited to attend the entire event or any parts of the event, particularly the afternoon session and to act as participant observers (listeners). They will be asked not to make statements, present or defend a position on issues related to A City for All or the Summit themes. They will be encouraged to ask questions to clarify. This represents an unusual opportunity for them to listen to the accumulated wisdom of members of previous advisory boards and community groups.

Partners and Summit Participants

The second audience is the participants in the partner events and the Summit itself.  The input from partner events is intended to reflect the diversity of the city. We anticipate these events will be open and widely accessible and will raise the level of awareness and understanding of the issues.

The invitation list for the Summit, however, will be focused on thought-leaders and key influencers. Although the topic is “A City for All” this is not a conference for all.

Recommendations for actions will be focused on key actors: the four orders of government; the business sector; the academic sector; the not-for-profit sector; community based groups; faith groups; the media; and individuals.

As well as using the event process to build understanding and relationships, an additional desired outcome is that the electronic and printed report will amplify the results of the Summit.