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Community Grants Committee


The Committee will allocate Council's Community Grants, according to Council Committee Policy.


To make recommendations to Council on Community Grants: Arts, Culture & Heritage; Community Services & Social Services; and Youth Competition & Leadership Fund.

Council Members

Councillor Wong


Tom Allen, Merv Chia, Brian Hann, Melanie Hess, L. Whitney McMillan, Peter Mitchell, Alex Sawchyn, Susanna Bell-Irving Gray, and Victor Holysh.


Normally, two-year terms to a maximum of six years, with a one-year term for appointees from Council.

Staff Liaisons

Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services


Arleta BeckettCommunity Services & Community Development Manager


Alternate:  Director of Parks, Culture & Community Services


Arleta Beckett, Community Services & Community Development Manager 



Terms of Reference

Community Grants

Next Meeting

Community Grants Committee meeting

Date: Friday, May 7
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex


Click here to join the meeting

Password: westvan

Number: 146 310 4707

Electronic meeting details

The Provincial Health Officer prohibits members of the public from attending in person to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the public who wish to listen and provide input are encouraged to attend virtually via Webex.

View detailed instructions on joining a virtual committee meeting

Click the meeting link, enter your name, email address, and event password, then click "Join Now". Note: Only click "join by browser" if you do not plan on using your microphone.

Written submissions regarding matters that fall within the committee’s mandate can also be submitted to staff liaisons and will be circulated to members prior to a meeting for their information.

2021 Meetings

Community Grants Committee

Jan. 15 Notice Minutes
Feb. 12 Notice Minutes
April 12 Notice  
May 7 Notice  

Arts, Culture & Heritage Subcommittee

Feb. 25 Notice Minutes
March 3 Cancelled  
March 4 Notice Minutes
March 11 Notice Minutes
March 25 Notice Minutes

Community & Social Services Subcommittee

March 12 Notice Minutes
March 26 Notice Minutes
April 9 Notice Minutes
April 12 Notice  
May 3 Cancelled  

2020 Meetings

Community Grants Committee

Jan. 17 Notice Minutes
Feb. 14 Notice Minutes
March 27 Cancelled  
July 17 Notice Minutes
Sept. 25 Notice Minutes
Oct. 23 Notice Minutes
Nov. 6 Notice Minutes

Arts, Culture & Heritage Grants Subcommittee

Jan. 17 Notice Minutes
Feb. 14 Notice Minutes
March 6 Notice Minutes

Community Services & Social Services Grants Subcommittee​

Feb. 14 Notice Minutes
Feb. 21 Notice Minutes
Feb. 28 Notice Minutes
March 6 Notice Minutes
March 13 Notice Minutes