As residents with roots, we are saddened to witness friends and family leaving our neighborhoods, homes and businesses emptying out. Through community engagement and advocacy work, we met and shared our challenges, hopes and fears for Vancouver.
Along with other advocacy groups, we engaged with civic leaders to address the many concerns affecting residents. Despite our strong opposing arguments and evidence, decisions were consistently made by our politicians in favour of donors, special interest groups and often themselves. In frustration, people asked us to be their champion and lead city hall in a balanced, practical manner serving citizens once again.
That’s when ProVancouver was formed.