Community Engagement

The City of Chilliwack encourages public participation from residents through surveys, open houses, public meetings, and more. Discover all of your options for public participation by reviewing the items below.

Neighbourhood Grant Program

Great cities are built on the foundation of strong neighbourhoods. Since residents often know just what is needed to enhance the quality of life in their neighbourhoods, the Neighbourhood Grant Program has been developed to support residents and organizations that have small but powerful ideas that will bring people together and enhance neighbourhoods.

Learn more and apply for a grant

Public Notices

Information about upcoming Public Information Meetings, Public Hearings and other statutory notices can be found on our Public Notices webpage.

Municipal Election

Find out about municipal elections in Chilliwack. The most recent election took place in October 2018. Learn more.

Past Engagement Opportunities (2019)

Open House: Sardis Neighbourhood Road Improvements

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (drop-in)
Location: Sardis Library – Multipurpose Room (5819 Tyson Road)

This is a drop-in session; feel free to drop-in any time between 5-7 pm to view displays and offer your feedback on pedestrian control devices, walkways, sidewalks, intersection changes and road markings in the areas highlighted on the map below. Engineering staff will be onsite to answer your questions, take your suggestions and provide background into the proposed improvements.

For more information, please call our Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Parks and Trails Engagement

Come visit us at Cottonwood Mall on February 16 or 23 from 9am to 1pm to talk about your parks and trails! We want to talk to you about the following projects:

  • New playgrounds in parks
  • Kinsmen Park on Portage
  • Kensington Park
  • Mellard Park
  • Webster Park
  • The Landing playground
  • Mt. Thom trail addition
  • Looping the Vedder Rotary Trail
  • Canyon to Coast & Trans Canada Trails
  • Lexw Qwò:m Park
  • Blueway Access strategy

We’ll be at the London Drugs mall entrance.

City staff will be in attendance to explain the projects, to listen to your suggestions and to answer any questions you may have. For more information, email or call 604.793.2810.

Community Café: Housing Needs of Aging Adults

Wednesday, February 27
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street
Presentations starting at 5:15 and 6:30 pm

Please join us for an opportunity to discuss:

  • Housing wants and needs for older adults
  • Gaps in affordable and accessible seniors housing
  • And more!

Surveys will be available online from February 19 - March 15, 2019 at and during the meeting. For more information, contact the Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or

Survey: Housing Needs of Aging Adults

Surveys are available online February 19 - March 15 at

This survey is part of the City's Seniors' Housing Study which will be used to help the City and its partners better understand current and future housing needs of older adults in Chilliwack.

For more information, contact the Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or

Roundabout Education Session

Saturday, March 30
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cottonwood Mall (London Drugs area)

This is a drop-in session, so please feel welcome to stop by whenever it is convenient. Handouts, one-on-one questions and information boards will be available to enhance our discussions.

For more information, please call the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Transit Open House

Monday, April 1

Please drop by either of the two locations:

Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Chilliwack Secondary School)
46361 Yale Road
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sardis Library
5819 Tyson Road
3:30 - 8:30 pm

For more information or to take the online survey (available until April 12, 2019), visit

Information Booth: Curbside Collection Program & Residential Parking

Saturday, April 6
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Cottonwood Mall (near London Drugs)

Curbside Collection Program Information

Visit staff at the Cottonwood Mall to learn more about:

Curbside glass collection and the Grey BinHow to sort recyclables, compostables and garbageWhat items are recyclable at the depot vs. curbside

Visit or contact our Environmental Services Department at 604.793.2787 for more information.

Residential Parking

City staff will be on hand to share information about proposed new residential parking policies and to hear your feedback.

For more information, please contact our Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or

Residential Parking Presentation & Open House

Please join City staff for a presentation on proposed new residential parking policies and an opportunity to provide your feedback.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Presentation starts at 6:45 pm
Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street

For more information on proposed residential parking policies, please visit

Please contact our Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or with additional questions.

Scooter Road-eo

Join us at this fun indoor event to learn the rules and responsibilities of safely operating a motorized wheelchair/scooter.

Date: Saturday, April 27

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Location: Landing Sports Centre (45530 Spadina Avenue)

Coffee and snacks will be available, as well as prizes for those who participate in the activities on their scooter. For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Lexw Qwò:m Park Celebration

Saturday, May 4 at 11 am
Lexw Qwò:m Park - 51930 Hack Brown Road
(Parking available at Charis Camp)

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor and Council for a celebration of Chilliwack’s newest park, Lexw Qwò:m Park, on Saturday, May 4 at 11 am. Located in the Eastern Hillsides area on Hack Brown Road, Lexw Qwò:m Park features a day use picnic area, parking lot and a trail network that connects to the Community Forest. The event will begin with speeches, followed by a hike of the lower loop (approximately a 15-20 minute walk) and light refreshments. For more information, please contact the City's Operations Department at 604.793.2810.

Local Government Awareness Week Tree Planting

To celebrate Local Government Awareness Week 2019, the City of Chilliwack will join communities across the province and plant a tree on May 21, 2019 in recognition of the local government profession and the essential services they provide to the community.

What: Commemorative Tree Planting
Who: Join representatives from the City of Chilliwack and members of the community to plant a tree in Skelton Park.
When: May 21 at 10:30am
Where: Skelton Park, 8535 Young Road

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11 am - 3 pm
Yarrow Fire Hall #3

This is an open house style event with displays and demonstrations from different organizations sharing information about wildfire preparedness for your home and property.

Information Booth: Let's Talk Child Care

With funding from the Province, the City is developing a Community Child Care Space Creation Action Plan and we want to hear from you. Visit Planning staff at their booth at any of the locations listed below to learn about the plan and share your feedback regarding child care in Chilliwack.

  • July 10: Stó:lō Children's Festival, 7201 Vedder Road from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • July 19: Party in the Park, Central Community Park from 5-9 pm
  • July 26: Party in the Park, Central Community Park from 5-9 pm
Learn more at or by contacting Planning directly at or 604.793.2906.

Grand Opening: Sardis Sports Complex

To celebrate the fifth sheet of ice in Chilliwack, the Chilliwack Chiefs are hosting the Langley Rivermen for an exhibition game in the new facility.
Event details:
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Sardis Sports Complex (5725 Tyson Road)
Doors open at 5:30 pm; Puck drop at 6:30 pm
Tickets - SOLD OUT
For more information, please contact our Recreation and Culture Department at 604.793.2904.

Survey: Sardis Neighbourhood Plan

The purpose of this survey is to better understand the vision residents of the Sardis area have for future development and growth in their neighbourhood as well as the top priorities they would like to see addressed through this process. This survey, in addition to other public engagement opportunities, will be utilized to create the Sardis Neighbourhood Plan which will include various goals and objectives that reflect the vision and priorities of the community as well as land use policies designed to direct development in Sardis.

Learn about the project at

For more information, please contact our Planning Department directly at or 604.793.2906.

Community Meeting: Sardis Neighbourhood Plan

September 25 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Sardis Elementary Gymnasium (45775 Manuel Road)

At this meeting we will share information and ask:

  • How has your neighbourhood changed?
  • What do you value about your neighbourhood?
  • What are your priorities for your neighbourhood

To help us in our planning for this event, please RSVP to:
City of Chilliwack Planning Department or 604-793-2906

Survey: Heritage Strategic Action Plan

The City of Chilliwack has initiated the planning process to develop a 5 to 10 year Heritage Strategic Action Plan, to develop a clear vision and direction for an integrated community heritage program, taking into account community values and stakeholder roles. In developing the plan, a variety of tools, policies, and approaches will be reviewed and evaluated and the role of various organizations will be further defined. While built heritage will be explored further in this project, it is expected that the resulting plan will provide a broader view involving local organizations that are involved in heritage and cultural education, promotion and preservation.

Learn about the project at

For more information, please contact our Planning Department directly at or 604.793.2906.

Survey: Let's Talk Child Care

The purpose of this survey is to better understand the child care needs of families in Chilliwack, to inform the development of a community child care plan. Development of the plan is made possible through funding from the Province of BC and may inform future investments in child care space creation by the Province through programs such as Child Care BC New Spaces Fund.

Learn more about the project at

For more information, please contact our Planning Department directly at or 604.793.2906.

Chilliwack Safety Fair

Saturday, October 5 from 10 am - 2 pm

Two locations:
- Home Depot (100-8443 Eagle Landing Pkwy)
- Yarrow Fire Hall (42385 Yarrow Central Road)

Head to one of the Safety Fair locations for family friendly activities, information booths, prizes, food and fun! Visit to learn more.

Child Care Providers Survey

The City of Chilliwack is developing a Child Care Space Creation Action Plan which includes a community needs and issues assessment related to child care for children 0-12 years. The purpose of this survey is to gain a child care provider’s perspective on Chilliwack’s current and anticipated child care service gaps and other child care needs within the community.

This survey was intended for managers, owners, and employees of child care facilities located in Chilliwack. If you have any questions or comments about the survey or the Child Care Space Creation Action Plan, please contact the Planning Department at or 604.793.2906.

2020 Financial Plan Survey

Chilliwack City Council is developing the 2020-2029 Financial Plan for the City and is seeking input from the community. City Council must balance and prioritize the needs of the City while considering a reasonable tax levy to its residents. Your responses will provide Council with information on current community priorities, which services you consider most valuable and other financial planning considerations. The questionnaire was available in print and online.

For more information, please email or call 604.793.2931.

Roundabout Education Session

Thursday, November 14

Sardis Library (5819 Tyson Road)

Drop in anytime between 5 - 8 pm

Engineering staff and RCMP will be on hand to answer your questions and receive your comments about roundabouts. Handouts, one-on-one chats, information boards and much more will be available to enhance discussions.

This is a drop-in session; please feel welcome to stop by when it is convenient for you.

For more information, please contact our Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Vedder Rotary Loop Grand Opening

Saturday, November 16, 2019
12:30 pm
Vedder River Campground (5215 Giesbrecht Road)

Join Mayor Popove and members of Council to celebrate the completion of the Vedder Rotary Loop Trail! Hot dogs, coffee and tea will be available - please bring your own reusable mug to partake in refreshments. Single-use cups will not be provided at this event.

Shred a Thon and Food Drive

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Cottonwood Mall, South Parking Lot
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

While shredding private documents to prevent identity theft, you can also help fill local food bank shelves. Please bring cash donations and/or non-perishable food items. (Donations are not required to participate. Please limit 10 boxes of shredding material per resident.)

Many thanks to Shred-it, EMTERRA, Cottonwood Mall, and the residents of Chilliwack for contributing to the success of these events.