The planning process and future West End Community Hub will be rooted in xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) ways of knowing, working together, and storytelling.

Through events and information, all are invited to learn more about this place from local First Nations Knowledge Holders. We’ll hear stories of each Nation’s connection to and stewardship of the area. Then, we’ll build on this knowledge by sharing West End community and visitor experiences and hopes for the site. The result will be a vision for the Community Hub.

The West End Community Hub will be planned in a way that respects the presence and knowledge of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and through this will foster more inclusive spaces for all.

Through a co-design process, in collaboration with community members from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations will contribute:

  • Vision for the future building

  • Cultural contributions to the overall design

  • Integration of traditional knowledge

  • Historical recognition of the importance of the pre-colonial West End

The City of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board, and Vancouver Public Library are committed to strengthening relationships with the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh):

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