As part of its oversight role, the Board is guided by the values of Independence, Fairness, Objectivity and Accountability:
Our decision making is strategic, fact-based, policy-oriented, autonomous and free of political or partisan influence.
We govern impartially and equitably. We recognize that institutions can uphold systems of oppression if they do not meaningfully and deliberately practice equity. We do our work in a manner that recognizes and values diversity, and actively upholds human rights for all. We recognize our responsibility in truth and reconciliation and aim to work closely with Indigenous communities to ensure we are building a safe Vancouver for all. Internally, we create an environment that is free of discrimination, we respect diversity, create equitable systems and processes and build an inclusive workplace culture. We behave in an open, honest and transparent way in partnership with community.
We provide impartial oversight and strategic direction based on a comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand, governing the Department in the best interests of the community in all its diversity.
We are accountable to the public by monitoring, measuring and challenging the Department. We centre, engage with, learn from, and inform the people of Vancouver, as we deliver on our commitments to make Vancouver a safe city for all.