An Open meeting of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing was held in the Forum Room, Fortius Sport and Health, 3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. on Wednesday, 2019 May 01 at 4:00 p.m. followed by a Closed meeting from which the public was excluded. 
































Councillor Pietro Calendino, Chair

His Worship, Mayor Mike Hurley, Vice Chair

Councillor Sav Dhaliwal, Member

Councillor Joe Keithley, Member

Councillor James Wang, Member

Mr. Thom Armstrong, Member

Mr. Mike Bosa, Member

Mr. Patrick Buchannon, Member

Ms. Lois Budd, Member

Mr. Paul Holden, Member

Mr. Beau Jarvis, Member

Dr. Paul Kershaw, Member (arrived at 4:05 p.m.)

Mr. Brian McCauley, Member

Ms. Anne McMullin, Member

Mr. Murray Martin, Member

Ms. Kari Michaels, Member

Ms. Claire Preston, Member

Mr. Daniel Tetrault, Member


Mr. Paul Holden, Member


Ms. Shauna Sylvester, Centre for Dialogue, SFU

Ms. Michelle Bested, Centre for Dialogue, SFU


Mr. Dipak Dattani, Director Corporate Services

  Mr. Ed Kozak, Director Planning and Building

  Ms. Lee-Ann Garnett, Asst. Director – Long Range Planning

  Ms. Lily Ford, Planner  – Housing

  Mr. David Clutton, Long Range Planner

Ms. Carla Schuk, Long Range Planner

Ms. Margaret Eberle, Housing Consultant

Ms. Kate O’Connell, City Clerk

Ms. Eva Prior, Administrative Officer


The Chair called the Open Task Force meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.


The Chair acknowledged the unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking people, and extended appreciation for the opportunity to hold a meeting on this shared Coast Salish territory.







Minutes of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing

Open meeting held on 2019 April 10____________________


MOVED BY councillor joe keithley

Seconded by mr. patrick buchannon


THAT the minutes of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing Open meeting held on 2019 April 10 be adopted.







His Worship, Mayor Mike Hurley delivered the following opening remarks:


Thank you for your continued commitment.


For any of you who attended the Burnaby Board of Trade luncheon a few weeks ago for the State of the City address, you will already know that housing was a key part of the remarks I delivered there.  Housing affects the entire city.


Through the work of this Task Force and Your Voice. Your Home. The public engagement process, we are making progress in finding ways to build more affordable community housing to serve the needs of the people of Burnaby.


Today, we begin the next step in the process.  Michelle Bested from SFU will get that underway shortly. 

On May 25th, a select group of Burnaby residents will undertake a full-day workshop to identify some pathways to resolving our housing crisis. Task Force members are invited to join me in the afternoon of May 25th when we will receive the recommendations from residents at the public workshop.


In preparation for this dialogue, SFU has developed a discussion guide that outlines information and approaches for addressing housing. The discussion guide will give residents housing information and introduce some ideas to help get the dialogue underway.  I also would like to thank the staff for their incredible work in helping us prepare this report, and the SFU Centre for Dialogue staff for their professionalism and assistance.


Before I turn the meeting over to Michelle, I would like to recognize how much work each of you have done in a very short time to get us to this point.


I’m looking forward to a collaborative and constructive conversation tonight.’


*Dr. Paul Kershaw arrived at 4:05 p.m.*





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MOVED BY mayor mike hurley



THAT the presentation be heard.


                                                                                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



Community Engagement Activities:

·         Discussion Guide

·         Community Recommendations Workshop

·         Quick Starts Survey

Presenter: Michelle Bested, Manager Engagement and Social Enterprise,

                   Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU               


Ms. Michelle Bested, presented an overview of the public engagement activities for  Phase Two of Your Voice. Your Home.  These activities will include a Discussion Guide, Community Recommendations Workshop on 2019 May 25, and a Community Quick Starts Survey.



The Discussion Guide will provide participants of the Community Recommendations Workshop with an overview of the City’s current housing context and an introduction to housing approaches and perspectives.  The Guide will assist workshop and Quick Starts Community Survey participants in preparation for informed dialogue, the ability to evaluate trade-offs and ultimately create a series of recommendations to guide the Task Force and Council on actions for community and affordable housing.


The Community Recommendations Workshop will take place on 2019 May 25, with 126 community members who were chosen to reflect the City’s diverse backgrounds and housing interests.  Participants of the workshop will be evaluating housing options and creating recommendations to guide the Task Force and Council.


The Quick Starts Community Survey is the final community engagement component for Phase Two.  The survey will collect general demographic information, identify the top three Quick Starts and garner feedback on housing approaches contained within the Discussion Guide.


The activities in Phase Two of Your Voice. Your Home. will build on the ideas from Phase One and assist the Mayor’s Task Force On Community Housing with recommendations for the final report.





MOVED BY councillor joe keithley

SECOUNDED BY mr. beau jarvis


THAT the Committee, in accordance with Sections 90 and 92 of the Community Charter, do now resolve itself into a Closed meeting from which the public is excluded to consider matters concerning negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of a municipal service that are at their preliminary stages and that, in view of the Council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the municipality if they were held in public; and the consideration of information received and held in confidence relating to negotiations between the municipality and a provincial government or federal government or both, or between a provincial government or the federal government or both and a third party.


                                                                                    CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


The Chair requested members of the public leave the room, to allow the Task Force to proceed with the Closed portion of the meeting.



MOVED BY Ms. anne mcmullin

sECOUNDED BY mr. beau jarvis



            That the Open Task Force meeting do now recess.

                                                                                                                                                                                    CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

            The Open Task Force meeting recessed at 4:17 p.m.



MOVED BY councillor joe keithley

SECOUNDED BY councillor james wang



            That the Open Task Force meeting do now reconvene.

                                                                                                                                                                                    CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


            The Open Task Force meeting reconvened at 8:25 p.m.





MOVED BY ms. anne mcmullin

Seconded by councillor joe keithley


THAT this Open Committee meeting do now adjourn.


                                                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY


The Open Committee meeting adjourned at 8:27 p.m.








Councillor Pietro Calendino


Kate O’Connell

City Clerk




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