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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

Arts, Culture & Heritage Subcommittee

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex


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 link below, 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.

Click Here to Join Meeting

Password: westvan (Note: The password may auto-populate without you needing to fill it in.)

Number: 187 219 6435 (Note: The number can be used instead of the link to join the meeting at

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  
Feb. 12 Notice  
April 9    
May 7    
June 11 Cancelled  
Sept. 10    
Oct. 8    
Nov. 12    
Dec. 10    

Arts, Culture & Heritage Subcommittee

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

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  

Arts, Culture & Heritage Grants Subcommittee

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

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