Neighbourhood Resiliency

These are unprecedented times, and the City continues to take the necessary and important steps to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thank you to all of our residents and businesses for stepping up to the challenges of carrying on and moving forward during a global pandemic.

It is up to all of us to reduce transmission. Washing your hands regularly and distancing yourself from others remains the most important steps individuals can take. The closure of some of our public facilities and amenities, cancellation of public events, and following the guidelines of federal and provincial health authorities have been critical for our community to successfully survive this health crisis.

City Hall has re-invented many of the ways it conducts business with you and services you. I thank you all for your cooperation, patience and support during these trying times.

Your support for each other, your neighbours and frontline heroes has been inspirational and demonstrates what a wonderful City we live in.

We’re all in this for a while longer, so let’s continue to look after one another and support those in need of help, #BeaGoodNeighbour.


Financial Recovery Task Force

Every business and industry in the City is valued, and a vital part of the health of our local economy and the well-being of our residents. With the endorsement of Council, I’ve launched a Financial Recovery Task Force to help our business community through these challenging times.

Through this Task Force, I’ve convened a Business Advisory Working Group comprised of a diverse group of businesses representing a range of business sectors. This group will help direct our recovery efforts and guide us towards our goals of stability and resiliency.

Together, we’re working to identify concrete actions and potentially policy creation to stabilize our local economy and help our business community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting flexible outdoor dining & liquor licensing

I asked City staff to create and expedite a process for allowing outdoor dining to expand temporarily into public spaces and to allow for the consumption of alcohol in certain public spaces. The City is committed to helping local businesses find innovative to operate during this time.

On June 1, 2020, Mayor and Council passed a bylaw allowing alcohol consumption at specific public locations in the City.  This pilot project runs from late June through October 15, 2020. It allows alcohol consumption from 11:00am - 9:00pm, seven days a week in select locations

Temporary Outdoor Patio Program

I am pleased to announce the City has relaxed our patio rules to allow businesses to temporarily create more space for their customers to be physically distanced. Some areas that qualify for temporary patios will also be areas where public alcohol consumption is allowed.
Learn more about the Temporary Outdoor Patio Program.

Roundtables with Local Businesses

Small businesses play a crucial role in our economy and community. The challenges presented by COVID-19 have had devastating consequences for business of different sizes and sectors. As Mayor of the City of North Vancouver I have launched a Business Advisory Group to examine how at the local level we can support businesses as well as identify gaps in provincial and federal supports.

To learn more about the unique challenges of each business, I’m hosting a series of roundtable discussions, via video conferencing.

Are you a business owner wanting to know more or participate in a roundtable discussion? Email mayor@cnv.org to learn more.

For the City's latest updates on COVID-19 visit, cnv.org/COVID-19


Healthiest Small City Social Resiliency Collective

Although COVID-19 has brought hardship to our City, we’ve also seen extraordinary community spirit as organizations have stepped up to help those who need it most. We now have a unique opportunity to leverage this moment and work together to achieve our shared goals of building a healthy, more resilient community. I’ve convened the Mayor’s Healthiest Small City Social Resiliency Collective to bring together community leaders from all sectors to guide this work in a coordinated and collaborative way. Members represent leaders from non-profit community service providers, faith communities, RCMP, public health, everyday citizens, the arts and culture sector and youth organizations.


Make Everyday Good Neighbour Day

On March 30, 2020 I proclaimed every day ‘Do Something Good for your Neighbour Day’ in the City of North Vancouver.

What is Do Something Good for Your Neighbour Day?

This is a campaign in cities across North America meant to inspire people to spread compassion, love, and kindness.

As we deal with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic caring for one another and spreading hope and support throughout our community is more important than ever. With that in mind, I invite all City of North Vancouver residents no matter what their age, culture, religion or economic background to participate by performing random acts of kindness and love throughout the City.  

Do you have a neighbor who could use support? Reach out to them, ask how they’re doing. Offer whatever help you can. Remember, no actions are too small.


Building Community Resiliency

By taking these steps to support one another we are creating a more resilient community. Offering a kind word, or reaching out to help those around you, you are helping us create the caring and inclusive community that we all strive for.

Please join us as we work to make every day Good Neighbour Day.


Tips to help you celebrate good neighbor day everyday

  • Call and check in on your neighbours. Offer them your assistance or just have a friendly chat. Offer to pick up some groceries while you’re out, collect their mail, or deliver other urgent supplies.
  • Make a special effort to introduce yourself to older residents or anyone who lives alone. Leave them your mobile or home phone number if they need assistance or a friend to talk to.
  • Volunteer to help a senior in need. Call 2-1-1 or visit http://bc211.ca/ and be matched with a senior in your community who need support.
  • Share messages of hope and support. Put hearts in your windows and make noise at 7pm each night to show your support for our local frontline workers.
  • Offer a smile to those you pass when you’re out. Sometimes the simplest actions have the biggest impacts.

Not only is being a good neighbour vital to a healthy community, so is community pride. ‘I Love My City’ is our community’s way of embracing our City, especially during these times of uncertainty, where confidence in the strength and resiliency of our City is keeping us all going.






Mayor Buchanan’s Community Updates

+ Mayor's Message for July 9, 2020 + Mayor's Message for July 2, 2020 + Mayor's Message for June 25, 2020 + Mayor's Message for June 18, 2020 + Mayor's Message for June 11, 2020 + Mayor's Message for June 4, 2020 + Mayor's Message for May 28, 2020 + Mayor's Message for May 21, 2020 + Mayor's Message for May 14, 2020 + Mayor's Message for May 7, 2020 + Mayor's Message for April 30, 2020 + Mayor's Message for April 23, 2020 + Mayor's Message for April 16, 2020 + Mayor's Message for April 9, 2020 + Mayor's Message for April 2, 2020 + Mayor's Message for March 26, 2020 + Mayor's Message for March 20, 2020

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