Appear as a Delegation

Learn how to appear as a delegation to raise your issues or concerns

You can appear before the council or a committee or at a public hearing to make a presentation, request an action, provide an update on projects or discuss issues currently under consideration. You can appear as an individual or a group.

  • To appear before council, submit a request by noon on Wednesday before the meeting using the online form below.
  • To appear before a committee, submit a request by noon on Wednesday, a week before the meeting using the online form below.
  • Visit our public hearing webpage for details on how to participate at a public hearing. 

Appear as a delegation request form

What meeting would you like to appear at?
Name
Address
Two names maximum.
Note: if this request is for a committee meeting, please also include the name of the committee you would like to appear before. 
One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.
Please provide any additional files you would like included as part of the brief.

Your Privacy

Your personal information is being collected and used for the purpose of contacting you regarding your request to appear as a delegation at a council or committee meeting and will be managed in accordance with s. 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  For questions regarding the collection your personal information and receipt of electronic messages, please contact Corporate Communications & Marketing at [email protected].

Things to remember

Council:

  • The council may hear 2 delegations per meeting (2 speakers per delegation) at the start of the session. Once the 2 delegation limit is met, additional requests will be moved to the next available council meeting.
  • You'll be allowed 10 minutes for your presentation, after which the council may ask questions or make comments.
  • If 2 or more delegations wish to address a similar topic, only 1 delegation may address the council in favour or against the subject.
  • You will be heard in the order you submit your application to the clerk's office.

Committee:

  • Committees may hear 2 delegations per meeting (2 speakers per delegation). Once the 2 delegation limit is met, additional requests will be moved to the next available committee meeting.
  • You'll be allowed 10 minutes for your presentation, after which committee members may ask questions or make comments.
  • You will be heard in the order you submit your application to the clerk's office.

Additional ways to submit your request

Mail, email or fax your letter with a subject, your name, address, phone number and email address. 

Council:

Mayor and Council
Office of the City Clerk
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2

Phone: 604-294-7290

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 604-294-7537

Committee:

Office of the City Clerk
Burnaby City Hall
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2

Phone: 604-294-7290

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 604-294-7537 (attn: Committee's name)

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