Vancouver, British Columbia Civic Policy on Multicultural Relations

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted in 1988

Source File: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/socialplanning/initiatives/multicult/civicpolicy.htm

Text:

WHEREAS the Council of the City of Vancouver recognizes that the presence of people from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds within this City is a source of enrichment, diversity and strength, and

WHEREAS the Council believes that all residents of Vancouver should be able to conduct their daily lives free from evidence of prejudice on the part of their fellow residents and public servants, and

WHEREAS the Council further believes that all residents of Vancouver should be able to approach civic departments and personnel with the confidence that they will learn about and be able to take advantage of the services that the City provides for all its residents,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the City of Vancouver hereby instruct its staff to ensure that the above objectives are met in the performance of their duties, and

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council specially endorse and encourage efforts by civic personnel to ensure that civic services are provided in the appropriate and adequate measure to those Vancouver residents for whom English is a second language.

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