Mayor to Convene Four Pillars Coalition

Progress report, national drug strategy and supervised injection site extension to be discussed

Mayor Sam Sullivan today announced his intention to convene the City of Vancouver’s Four Pillars Coalition for a strategic planning session next month. Today’s announcement is further to the Mayor’s commitment to introduce new consultation measures for the second half of his first mandate.

“Finding compassionate solutions to the social challenges we face and being the most inclusive local government in Canada are two of the five goals I have established for my government. Today’s announcement will help achieve these goals.” said Mayor Sullivan. “The Four Pillars Coalition has been a tremendous resource for the City of Vancouver and I look forward to working with them in the months ahead.”

The Coalition’s meeting agenda will include:

  • progress report on Project Civil City & Four Pillars strategy
  • NAOMI & Chronic Addiction Substitution Treatment (CAST) update
  • discussion about proposed national drug strategy
  • strategic planning to secure another extension from the Government of Canada for Vancouver’s supervised injection site (SIS)

“I am very encouraged by the progress we have made over the last 18 months on housing, policing, research and raising awareness of mental illness,” concluded Mayor Sullivan. “In the coming months I will be working hard to ensure Vancouver’s SIS remains open and our CAST initiative is advanced.”

Meeting details will be announced in the coming weeks.