Vision & Principles for the West End Community Hub Renewal Plan
We are excited to share the Vision and Principles for the renewed West End Community Hub.
The West End Community Hub celebrates Vancouver’s connection to xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) cultures, and supports play, learning, creativity and wellness for all people.
For more information on the process and to read all the principles, see the Phase 1 Report: Vision & Principles for the future West End Community Hub.
This report is the result of a collaborative and Indigenous-centred process with the West End community. Throughout the fall, participants attended visioning workshops, heard Coast Salish Knowledges and perspectives, visited self-guided engagement stations and completed the West End Experiences survey. Almost 1,000 responses were shared from diverse groups within our communities including the LGBTQIA2S+, newcomers, seniors, and families with children.
The Framework, Vision and Principles marks the final steps of the visioning work created with the community during the W.E. Connect engagement process. The framework reflects our commitment to reconciliation, declares the purpose and aspirations of the future West End Community Hub and will help define space use needs for the site.
We presented this framework at an online public information session on December 8. You can watch the event here:
As we wrap up this engagement phase, we want to take a moment to thank you all for participating in W.E. Connect over the past few months. We invite you to continue to get involved in early 2022 for the next phase of engagement, Space Needs Identification. Stay tuned for opportunities to attend in-person events and complete an online survey to further explore how you currently use the site and how you want to use it in the future. This input, along with other research being conducted, will lead to options of design concepts for the site.
We look forward to seeing you in 2022 and continuing to reimagine the West End Community Hub together.
The West End Community Hub project team