Colleen Hardwick

for Mayor

Background. Knowledge. Experience.
Elected in 2018, Colleen is a strong leader who advocates for residents and causes she believes in. A Vancouverite with deep roots here, she loves our city and is dedicated to ensuring an affordable, inclusive Vancouver for future generations.

At City Hall, working for residents

  • Had a motion passed requiring speakers to City Council to state whether they are Vancouver residents
  • Was instrumental in bringing about an independent auditor for Vancouver
  • Has repeatedly called for data underlying staff proposals
  • Continues to raise awareness of the impact of rezonings on affordability
  • Tabled a motion that, if passed, would have seen Vancouver electors vote on making a 2030 Olympic bid

In Her Community

  • Appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability in 2012
  • Served from 2005 to 2008 on Vancouver’s Development Permit Board Advisory Panel
  • Served on the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Served on the Board of the Urbanarium Society


  • Bachelor's degree in geography from UBC
  • Produced dozens of film and television projects throughout the 1990s and was named one of the thirteen most powerful people in the BC film industry in 1993
  • Founded three companies including two tech startups: MovieSet in the digital media space and PlaceSpeak, an award-winning citizen engagement platform
  • Was recognized with an Influential Women in Business award by BIV in 2009
  • Has returned to UBC working toward a PhD in Applied Innovation

Below: Campaigning with her father in 1970; attending the 1984 Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention with her daughter; accepting TEAM mayoral nomination in 2022.

There's More to Life

  • Third-generation elected representative of the City - her grandmother was the first woman Park Board Commissioner and her father was a three-term Alderman
  • Married to BC Entertainment Hall of Fame actor Garry Chalk
  • Has two grown daughters and two young grandchildren
  • Lifetime member of Fairview Baptist Church in Kitsilano
  • Can be found rollerblading the sea wall on sunny days when Council duties permit

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Colleen Hardwick
Colleen Hardwick

for Mayor