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About Provincial Council

About Provincial Council

Background

Provincial Council is the elected volunteer body responsible for the governance of the BC Green Party. It provides broad strategic direction and high-level goals for the Party and provides oversight of party operations and finances. It is a critical role for the healthy operation of our party and its success in the legislature and in elections.

Provincial Councillors, including Regional Representatives, serve all members of the party and are responsible for the governance of the party. Provincial Councillors do not have operational or organizing roles. Members serving as Provincial Councillors may volunteer for the party in other capacities that have operational or organizing roles, but that is not within their responsibility area as Provincial Councillors.

Provincial Council Members have a duty of care to the party which encompasses five responsibilities:

  1. Ensure mission impact
    Provincial Council is responsible for ensuring the Party has a clear mission i.e. to elect MLAs, and those party operations are directed in support of this.
  2. Support the Executive Director
    Provincial Council is responsible for ensuring effective senior leadership of the Party
  3. Protect and steward the organization’s assets
    Provincial Council is responsible for financial and non-financial oversight and ensuring that risks are mitigated.
  4. Ensure sustainable resources
    Provincial Council is responsible for ensuring that the Party has sufficient resources to carry out its mission
  5. Ambassadors for the party
    Provincial Council members are responsible for ensuring that the mission and message of the BC Greens is widely and consistently shared.

Provincial Council members include:

Councillors-at-Large and Regional Representatives share the same roles and responsibilities but are elected differently. Councillor-at-Large is elected by all members of the party, while Regional Representatives are elected by the members in their region. This ensures that at least one Provincial Councillor comes from each of the geographic areas of our province.

Terms

Per party bylaw 6.2, all council positions are elected for two-year terms, where the positions of Chair, Treasurer, and one Councillor-at-Large are elected in even-numbered years; and Vice-chair, Secretary, and one Councillor-at-Large are elected in odd-numbered years. Though this AGM is being held in Spring 2021, it is fulfilling the constitutional requirements of the 2020 AGM, which was delayed by Covid restrictions. The 2021 AGM will be held in Winter 2021.

Regions for Regional Representatives

Regional boundaries are determined by their constituent ridings:

Fraser Valley-Surrey

  • Abbotsford South
  • Abbotsford West
  • Abbotsford-­Mission
  • Chilliwack
  • Chilliwack-­Kent
  • Langley
  • Langley East
  • Maple Ridge-­Mission
  • Maple Ridge-­Pitt Meadows
  • Surrey-­Cloverdale
  • Surrey-­Fleetwood
  • Surrey­-Green Timbers
  • Surrey-­Guildford
  • Surrey­-Newton
  • Surrey­-Panorama
  • Surrey South
  • Surrey­-Whalley
  • Surrey­-White Rock

Lower Mainland

  • Burnaby­-Deer Lake
  • Burnaby­-Edmonds
  • Burnaby­-Lougheed
  • Burnaby North
  • Coquitlam­-Burke Mountain
  • Coquitlam­-Maillardville
  • Delta North
  • Delta South
  • New Westminster
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Port Moody­-Coquitlam
  • Richmond North Centre
  • Richmond­-Queensborough
  • Richmond South Centre
  • Richmond-­Steveston

North

  • Cariboo-­Chilcotin
  • Cariboo North
  • Nechako Lakes
  • North Coast
  • Peace River North
  • Peace River South
  • Prince George­-Mackenzie
  • Prince George­-Valemount
  • Skeena
  • Stikine

Okanagan-Kootenays

  • Boundary-­Similkameen
  • Columbia River­-Revelstoke
  • Fraser-­Nicola
  • Kamloops-­North Thompson
  • Kamloops­-South Thompson
  • Kelowna­-Lake Country
  • Kelowna­-Mission
  • Kelowna West
  • Kootenay East
  • Kootenay West
  • Nelson-­Creston
  • Penticton
  • Shuswap
  • Vernon-­Monashee

Vancouver

  • North Vancouver-­Lonsdale
  • North Vancouver­-Seymour
  • Vancouver-­Fairview
  • Vancouver-­False Creek
  • Vancouver-­Fraserview
  • Vancouver-­Hastings
  • Vancouver-­Kensington
  • Vancouver-­Kingsway
  • Vancouver-­Langara
  • Vancouver-­Mount Pleasant
  • Vancouver-­Point Grey
  • Vancouver­-Quilchena
  • Vancouver-­West End
  • West Vancouver­-Capilano
  • West­ Vancouver-­Sea to Sky

Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast

  • Courtenay-Comox
  • Cowichan Valley
  • Esquimalt-­Metchosin
  • Langford-­Juan de Fuca
  • Mid Island-­Pacific Rim
  • Nanaimo
  • Nanaimo-­North Cowichan
  • North Island
  • Oak Bay-­Gordon Head
  • Parksville-­Qualicum
  • Powell River­-Sunshine Coast
  • Saanich North and the Islands
  • Saanich South
  • Victoria-­Beacon Hill
  • Victoria-­Swan Lake

 

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