On November 15, Vancouver voters elected the following COPE candidates as part of a COPE-Vision-Green progressive majority.

COPE City Council

Councilor David Cadman

I have served six years as a COPE City Councillor, and three years as a Metro Vancouver Director. I was a Translink Director and chair of the Finance Committee. I was elected to the Executive of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Local Governments for Sustainability, and serve as the International President and represent Local Authorities at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. I was President of the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) and chaired both the BC and Canadian Environmental Networks. For 19 years, I was Administrator, Communications and Education of the GVRD, served the United Nations Association locally and internationally, and am the recipient of the UN Peace Medal and 50th Anniversary Medal.




Councilor-Elect Ellen Woodsworth 

I have shown leadership in key issues like housing, climate change, gender issues and creating a civil society – for all Vancouverites. I believe in safe, strong, diverse neighbourhoods and support for local businesses. I advocate for affordable public transit and oppose the Gateway Project. While on City Council (2002-2005), I was Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and representative to the Union of BC Municipalities and the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee. I sat on the Food Policy, Women’s and Creative Cities Task Forces and was Council representative to the Seniors and Youth Advisory Committees. I am an accomplished community developer committed to economic equality, social justice and environmentally sound planning that will make Vancouver a world-class city.




COPE Board of Education (School Board)

Trustee Al Blakey

I am a retired teacher with 33 years experience on the teaching staff in Vancouver and nine years experience on the School Board of Education. In my nine years on the Board, I and my COPE colleagues, have actively advocated for the students in our classrooms, for increased funding; improved class size; open and transparent decision-making; seismic upgrading; improved parent, student and teacher consultation; anti-racism and anti-homophobia programs; ESL programs and strong labour relations. We will continue to work on these issues, and will continue the important advocacy for our schools, which the NPA refuses to do.

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Trustee-Elect Jane Bouey

When my son was assessed with special needs, I advocated to overcome barriers that prevent students from getting adequate support. From 2002-2005, I was a COPE Vancouver School Trustee on the  Board that stopped provincial funding cuts to inner city schools. I played a key role in developing the Board’s groundbreaking anti-homophobia work,  chaired the Education and Student Services Committee, and have been active on local and provincial committees on Aboriginal education, safe schools,  special needs, and childcare. I am a member of Vancouver Parents for Successful Inclusion, the Vancouver Public Education Project, and the VSB Pride Committee.

My community work includes local literary events, literacy tutoring, a term on  my housing co-op board, and  co-managing an independent bookstore.

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Trustee Allan Wong

I am a father of four; two in elementary, two in secondary.  After graduating from UBC, I taught in Vancouver area public schools for five years, and have worked at Telus for twenty.

As a three-term School Trustee, I advocated for public education and ESL and Special Needs students. I was chair of the School Board Committee that initiated Vancouver’s seismic upgrades.  I also advocated for properly maintained schools that are safe and conducive to learning.  I am a current and past member of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diversity and the ESL Advisory Committee.

My goal is to work with the community for an open and transparent School Board budget and Facilities Review process.

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COPE Park Board 

Loretta Woodcock — for COPE Park Board (incumbent)

In my two terms on Park Board I have worked for public affordability and accessibility to services, especially for seniors and youth. I will continue to advocate for sustainability in the design, construction and maintenance of park facilities, improving public amenities across the city, and greater public involvement in decision-making.

I have served on the City of Vancouver Seniors and Cultural Diversity committees since 2002. And as a member of the Park Board Finance Committee, I understand how important it is to use taxpayer dollars wisely.

I believe in positive communication and strategic problem solving in tackling public issues. My priority will be to increase and enhance recreational opportunities for residents that will result in an active and healthy urban population.

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