We are grateful for all the political leaders who are welcoming us for dialogue and partnerships. We appreciate the openness as well as understanding of our need for funding to be able to advance our work of becoming a Restorative City.
A Restorative City serves us all, wherever you stand in the political spectrum. This is a powerful invitation and opportunity to come together across our differences.
We’ve had lots of meetings! Thus far, Dr. Evelyn Zellerer and coordinating team colleagues Michael Wiebe and Norm Leech have met with and we thank First Nations, City, Provincial and Federal leaders:
- Councillor Charlene Aleck, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation
- Councillor Brett Sparrow, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), as well as Chief & Council
- Jessica Prince, Assistant Deputy Minister, Office of the Premier
- Niki Sharma, Attorney General of BC and MLA for Vancouver-Hastings
- Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
- Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, and MLA for Vancouver-False Creek
- Kimberly McClean, Executive Director, Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
- Jenny Kwan, Member of Parliament, Vancouver East
- Taleeb Noormohamed, Member of Parliament, Vancouver Granville
- Sonia Furstenau, Leader, and Dr. Lisa Gunderson, Deputy Leader, BC Green Party
- City Vancouver Councillors, including Lisa Dominato, Sarah Kirby-Yung, Mike Klassen, Lenny Zhou, Pete Fry and Christine Boyle
- Michelle Bryant-Gravelle, Senior Director, Indigenous Relations, City of Vancouver
- Aftab Erfan and Sonmin Bong, Equity Office, City of Vancouver
- City Staff, including Sandra Singh, General Manager, Wilma Clarke, Assistant Director, Mary Clare Zak, Managing Director, Sonia Bianchi, Senior Social Planner, Arts, Culture and Community Services
We are glad Niki Sharma, MLA, and Jenny Kwan, MP, are so supportive of creating Hastings Sunrise as the first restorative neighbourhood which is their riding!
We advocate for municipal, provincial and federal financial contributions and partnerships. We are focused on providing solutions and creating win-wins for us all.