Creating the Vancouver Plan
The process and timeline to create the Vancouver Plan includes four phases of public engagement and will respond to what we hear and learn along the way. We know we need your help to create the Vancouver plan and we value your time. The City is committed to the following principles to guide this work:
- Let’s include all voices
- Let’s advance reconciliation
- Let’s support community leadership
- Let’s go to where people are
- Let’s ensure many ways to participate
- Let’s make it fun, easy and relevant
Where are we now?
From April 5 to April 27 we presented the draft Vancouver Plan for public feedback through an online survey available in eight languages. Thank you to everyone who took time to provide input.
We are now summarizing the results and we will report back the findings in May.
Your feedback will be shared with City Council as part of their decision on the Vancouver Plan in June 2022, with more detailed input to be considered as part of the Plan’s future implementation.
What we’ve heard along the way, starting from the beginning.
Fall 2019 – September 2020
Phase 1: Listen and Learn + Recovery
The first phase of public engagement sought to understand what matters most to you and our communities.
In addition to identifying key areas of immediate priority, the input we received in this phase also helped inform goals and aspirations for the longer term – goals for the city we want to become. This included core challenges, what brings us joy and how we can move forward.
Ultimately, Phase 1 identified the values we hold and helped identify 10 Provisional Goals for our future.
April 2020 – May 2020
Active engagement put on hold during the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 2020 - July 2021
Phase 2: Developing Emerging Directions
Building on our collective perspectives and hopes for Vancouver, we explored trends and forecasts that could impact the outcome of our future and discussed ideas for how we can achieve the 10 Provisional Goals. In addition, the input we received told us the status quo of City policies would not deliver a desired future, we need specific proposal for the Vancouver Plan and our future.
Ultimately, Phase 2 helped form the 3 ‘Big Ideas’ and informed ideas and directions on ways we could grow to explore further.
August 2021 – November 2021
Phase 3: Policy and Land Use Ideas
From October 25 to November 28, we launched Phase 3: Policy and Land Use Ideas. In this phase, we built on three ideas that emerged from prior engagement and shared choices and priorities for how Vancouver could grow into the future. We then reviewed all feedback and ideas in preparation for the final phase of engagement.
December 2021 - June 2022
Phase 4: Revising and Final Plan
With further clarity on the city we want to become and the choices we are willing to make to get there, this final phase of engagement saw us sharing and finalizing our draft Vancouver Plan and ensuring the right tools and partnerships are in place to move us towards the future we desire. From April 5 to April 27 we presented the draft Vancouver Plan for public feedback through an online survey available in eight languages. Thank you to everyone who took time to provide input. We are now summarizing the results and we will report back the findings in May. Your feedback will be shared with City Council as part of their decision on the Vancouver Plan in June 2022, with more detailed input to be considered as part of the Plan’s future implementation.
Phase 5: Implementation Strategy
With a Council approved Vancouver Plan, we will begin to make the changes and investments needed to intentionally achieve our collective vision. As we do this, we will continue to monitor, report out and adjust our actions to ensure that we are moving forward together, towards a Vancouver where all who live, work and play here are truly able to thrive.