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Vancouver mayoral candidates invited to discuss key city issues at Pre-Election Town Hall hosted by CIJA and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Posted date: August 29, 2022

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will co-host mayoral candidates at a Vancouver Mayoral Pre-Election Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Temple Sholom.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. have welcomed candidates from the primary parties to attend to discuss issues that are important to our communities. They will answer pre-selected question on: affordable housing, community safety, fighting racism and hate, access to culturally-appropriate services, transportation, accessibility, and more.

Please join us for a panel moderated by Global News Hour anchor Sophie Lui. Confirmed in attendance are:

  • Ken Sim (A Better City)
  • Kennedy Stewart (Forward Together)
  • Mark Marissen (Progress Vancouver)
  • Fred Harding, Non Partisan Association (NPA)
  • Colleen Hardwick (TEAM For a Livable Vancouver)

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. PT
Location: Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak St., Vancouver, BC

Please note: CIJA and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. are committed to providing our communities with pre-election forums to listen and make informed decisions. We respectfully ask participants to avoid distributing campaign literature at the event. The organizers also encourage and appreciate the use of masks at the venue.

For more information:
Nico Slobinsky
Senior Director, Pacific Region
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
[email protected]

Elaine O’Connor
Director, Strategic Communications and Partnerships
[email protected]

About the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of Jewish Federations across Canada. CIJA is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the quality of Jewish life in Canada through advocacy and to advance the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community. Learn more at

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Founded in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in Canada. Our multicultural, non-profit charitable organization offers a wide range of programs and services that promote the belonging, wellness, and independence of people at all stages of their Canadian journey. Programs and services are offered in the areas of newcomer settlement, English language training, employment and entrepreneurship, family, youth and seniors programming, health education, community development, seniors care and affordable housing. Learn more at

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