Angela's Priorities


Increase affordable housing options and reduce barriers to finding a home
  • Mid-Market Rentals housing – to support low to moderate income earners who don’t earn enough to pay today’s market rents
  • Family-Friendly Rental housing (3+ bedrooms) – to support renting families who need more space
  • Senior-Oriented housing – to support seniors and their specific needs
  • Rent-to-Own housing – to support first-time home buyers who may not have sufficient equity to obtain a mortgage
  • Flexible Housing forms & Multi-Generational housing – to make home ownership more affordable by supporting smaller housing parcels – townhouses / cohousing / duplexes / single family dwellings with secondary suites or coach houses (which can be used as a mortgage helper or to support family members age in place)
Why is this important?


Create accessible, affordable, and quality child care close to home
  • City’s Child Care Action Plan – support the implementation of this Council approved strategy: Read More
  • City Owned Child Care – to increase public child care on City owned lands supported by non-profit child-care providers
  • Child Care in New Housing Developments – to support families where they live
  • Strengthening Child-Care Partnerships – to advocate, collaborate, and strengthen partnerships with senior levels of government for capital funding to create new child-care spaces; supporting non-profit and for-profit providers to improve the quality and accessibility of care locally
Why is this important?


Reduce traffic congestion and create safer streets for all users
  • Support North Shore Transportation Initiatives: 1) INSTPP and 2) North Shore Connects, and 3) the City’s Mobility Strategy
  • Transportation Mode-Share – support expansion of transportation mode-share options across the North Shore
  • All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Bicycle Network – support the prioritization of key corridors for infrastructure upgrades of this network within the City and across the North Shore
  • Advocacy to Senior Levels of Government & TransLink – Continue to pressure senior levels of government and TransLink to move forward on a number of these transportation initiatives
Why is this important?


Establish concrete actions for climate resiliency and reduce carbon emissions
  • Support meeting Council’s 2019 adoption of community-wide carbon pollution targets (based on the United Nations’ IPCC guidance) to cut the City’s carbon pollution to 80% below the 2007 levels by 2040, and 100% reduction or net zero carbon pollution by 2050.
  • Support the implementation of the City’s Draft Climate and Environment Strategy which outlines goals and concrete actions to reduce the City’s carbon pollution to net zero. Read More
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Continue incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion into all aspects of City governance
  • Support the expansion of policy development to ensure that the voices and needs of all City residents are heard and fully represented in all services provided by the City.
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Continue collaborations with Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations and address TRC Calls to Action
  • Continue to build strong and collaborative relationships with Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nation governments to work on common priorities together.
  • Continue to work toward meeting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action as they pertain to municipal governments.
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Improve communication and outreach with youth, and learn what matters most to them
  • Support youth education and communication initiatives to ensure they have the knowledge about how local governments work, their voices are heard on what matters to them, and they can become future leaders within our community.
  • Increase the promotion of the City’s CNV4ME ‘School the City’ toolkit for local teachers to educate students from K-12 about how local government works and opportunities for them to engage in City initiatives.
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Support local businesses and the economic development of distinct business sectors, including the City cultural precinct
  • Find ways to reduce barriers that prevent small to medium sized businesses from growing and thriving
  • Contribute to the expansion of a Central Lonsdale Business Improvement Association (BIA), with ongoing support for the continued success of the Lower Lonsdale BIA
  • Explore further development of the Brewery District and the creation of a High-Tech Hub and the in the Lower Lonsdale Area
  • Support the establishment of a Healthcare Hub within the vicinity of Lions Gate Hospital and other surrounding healthcare facilities
  • Promote tourism opportunities in the City, including but not limited to:
    • Supporting the City’s Cultural Precinct in Lower Lonsdale which includes The Museum of North Vancouver (MONOVA), Polygon Gallery, Presentation Theatre, North Van Arts Council and other private galleries and cultural enterprises
    • Establishing a multi-day, annual multicultural festival to showcase local artists and businesses around the City
  • Continue collaborating with the North Shore Chamber of Commerce in supporting our local businesses and economic interests
Why is this important?


Advocate for mental health initiatives to improve accessibility of safe mental health services
  • Advocate for mental health support initiatives like CMHA’s Peer Assisted Care Teams (PACT) that respond to crisis calls related to mental health and/or substance use as a way of supporting and reducing the reliance on law enforcement in mental health crisis situations.
  • Advocate for the provincial regulation of counselling therapy to improve accessibility of safe mental health support services within our community.
Why is this important?

Angela Girard