Multiculturalism Advisory Committee


*Meetings are subject to change without notice. Please be advised that the July 20, 2022 Committee Meeting has been cancelled at the call of the Chair.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas for the meetings will be available typically one week before the meeting date. For more information, please email the City Clerk’s Office or call 604-927-3010.

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  • Councillor Brent Asmundson, Chair
  • Councillor Steve Kim, Vice Chair

Citizen Representatives

  • Simin Ahmadian
  • Carolina Echeverri
  • Pam Garcia
  • Honore Gbedze
  • Ann Johannes
  • Bita Rezaei
  • Amandeep Sangha
  • Iris Sun
  • Michelle Taylor
  • Njeri Watkins
  • Zahra Zaker


The mandate of the Multiculturalism Advisory Committee is to provide a local perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City’s strategic goals and accompanying strategic directions. The Committee’s objectives are as follows:

  • Foster awareness and understanding of the City’s multicultural population and diversity
  • Initiate and facilitate discussion around existing and emerging multiculturalism issues
  • Identify barriers relative to citizen involvement in the community
  • Review and provide input to Council regarding the City of Coquitlam’s Multiculturalism policy
  • Assist in the development of a multiculturalism policy implementation strategy for the City of Coquitlam
  • Identify opportunities for public education and discussion regarding multiculturalism in the City
  • Provide input into the development and implementation of programs and services that enhance the culture of the community and create educational opportunities
  • Review and provide input on other items matters as directed by Council

Work Plan

The Committee’s annual Work Plan is approved by Council.

Terms of Reference