Release of the Vancouver report for the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study

Monday, June 20, 2011

5:00 – 9:00pm*

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

1607 East Hastings Street

Everyone welcome to attend.

There is no cost for admission.

*Food and Refreshments will be served from 4:30 – 5:00pm.

*Parking is limited so please arrive early to secure parking in the neighbourhood.

You are cordially invited to attend the presentation on the Metro Vancouver results of the Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Study by Ginger Gosnell-Myers of the Environics Institute, featuring an expert panel from Vancouver’s Aboriginal Community – the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council, with Emcee –  MVAEC Co-Chair Christine Smith.

In 2009, members of Vancouver’s Aboriginal community took part in a national survey of urban Aboriginal Peoples where hundreds of people were interviewed about life in the city, their values, community relations, aspirations, and identity.

Ginger will be highlighting the findings of the study which will include the methodology of the project and findings from both the national, and local Vancouver perspective.

What does it mean to be First Nations or Métis and living in Vancouver? What are the connections people have to their communities? How does Vancouver rank for opportunities, happiness, culture, politics, and identity in comparison to other major Canadian cities urban Aboriginal communities? These results will be looked at, and much more.


4:30 – 5:00pm: Food and refreshments served

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Opening prayer; Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council Co-Chair, Christine Smith;  Mayor Gregor Robertson proclamation on National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver; Funders remarks – Vancouver Foundation; Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy; more TBD

6:00pm – 7:15pm: Results presentation, Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Environics Institute

7:15pm – 7:45pm: Q&A

7:45pm – 8:30pm: Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council Panel discussion (MVAEC)

8:30pm – 9:00pm: MVAEC Q&A

9:00pm: Closing

For more information, please visit, or contact Ginger at

Sponsored by: The Environics Institute, The City of Vancouver, The Vancouver Foundation, Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy, Royal Bank of Canada, Tides Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, John Lefebvre