Principles - Community First

Principles - Our Values in Action

  1. Social, Economic and Environmental Justice
    We work for social, economic and environmental justice. We prioritize equity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression in all forms, and are committed to every individual’s right to dignity and respect. We support workers’ rights to organize, make a living wage, and meaningfully participate in our community. We value a strong local economy and the contribution small businesses make to our city.
  2. Reconciliation & Decolonization
    We acknowledge the ongoing harms colonization has inflicted on Indigenous Peoples, and demonstrate our commitment to truth and reconciliation through ongoing learning and centering the voices of Indigenous peoples, especially the Halkomelem speaking peoples on whose territory we live, work and play on.
  3. Climate Action & Stewardship
    We commit to courageous action to address the climate crisis. We cherish and steward the land we live on and safeguard the waters that flow through our community.
  4. Public Services
    We believe in the public delivery of services people depend on and prioritize sharing the wealth and abundance of New Westminster through investment in public amenities across our community.
  5. Social Democracy
    We support social democratic values and principles. Members are encouraged to support the NDP to advance a progressive agenda provincially and federally.