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Alexis Chicoine

Independent for West Vancouver Council
With forward thinking, while respecting our past, WV can remain our home throughout our lifespan and be a coveted destination that has a thriving economy with diverse housing choices and exciting amenities.

Climate Change

Active Transportation

Complete the pedestrian and cycling network with integration to transit, Village Centres, community facilities, parks and trails system.
Work with TransLink to improve transit infrastructure, service area and frequency.
Maintain the road network for the safety & reliability of all road users, & seek to expand proposed road connections as opportunities arise.
Create relatively walkable communities by developing housing close to transit and existing services.
Support bike-sharing, car and ride sharing and electric and low-emission vehicles.

Electric Bikes & Scooters

Support bike/scooter sharing programs

Flooding

Employ land use regulations & flood protection measures to reduce impacts on public safety & property from sea level rise & storm surge.
Enhance creek corridors to accommodate for & reduce potential impacts from flood & slope hazards & extreme weather events.

Green Space

Implement community energy and emissions initiatives to lower GHGs (land use, housing, etc).
Expand the use of green infrastructure (such as green roofs, natural landscape treatments, etc) through public & private development.

Private Vehicles

Support car and ride sharing and electric and low-emission vehicles.
Encourage inclusion of more electric charging stations, which are accessible to all users (able-bodied & from wheelchair height).

Housing & Homelessness

Affordability

Diversify & expand the supply of housing (smaller homes, townhomes, low-rise mixed use, laneway homes, & rental units)
Include low-market rent options in developments

Housing Accessibility

Develop supportive housing for seniors and people with disabilities who need extra care, so they can remain close to home as they age.

Rental Stock

Expand the supply of rental (market & low-market) properties along transit corridors
Develop a local's first policy for those who work here, have family here, etc.

Public Spaces & Services

Green Space

Implement community energy and emissions initiatives to lower GHGs (land use, housing, etc).
Expand the use of green infrastructure (such as green roofs, natural landscape treatments, etc) through public & private development.

Public Washrooms

Ensure that all new and any undergoing renos will be accessible to all, including having automated front doors for ease of access.

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Complete the pedestrian and cycling network with integration to transit, Village Centres, community facilities, parks and trails system.

Transit & Getting Around

Active Transportation

Complete the pedestrian and cycling network with integration to transit, Village Centres, community facilities, parks and trails system.
Work with TransLink to improve transit infrastructure, service area and frequency.
Maintain the road network for the safety & reliability of all road users, & seek to expand proposed road connections as opportunities arise.
Create relatively walkable communities by developing housing close to transit and existing services.
Support bike-sharing, car and ride sharing and electric and low-emission vehicles.

Electric Bikes & Scooters

Support bike/scooter sharing programs

New Transit Projects

Support the development of Bus Rapid Transit to West Vancouver, which is in the works in the next 3-5 years
Support Burrard Inlet Rapid Transit to West Vancouver

Private Vehicles

Support car and ride sharing and electric and low-emission vehicles.
Encourage inclusion of more electric charging stations, which are accessible to all users (able-bodied & from wheelchair height).

Sidewalks & Bike Paths

Complete the pedestrian and cycling network with integration to transit, Village Centres, community facilities, parks and trails system.

Misc. topics

Local Businesses

Look for opportunities to revitalize existing commercial areas to accommodate additional local serving commercial spaces
Encourage development of shared workspaces that foster opportunities for business collaboration and lower operating costs

Biography

submitted by the candidate or their team
Alexis has extensive work exp & with 7 yrs of WV Committee work she will bring her integrity & preparedness to council. With forward thinking, while respecting our past, WV can remain our home throughout our lifespan with a thriving economy, diverse housing & exciting amenities.

Hi Everyone!

​Some challenges you choose, for example running for council, and some simply occur. I was in a car accident, while traveling in Venezuela, that changed the course of my life when I was 30. I like to address my different mode of mobility upfront, even before my resume of work, because it assisted in developing my key strengths. 

  • I developed resilience, strength and confidence knowing that I can thrive when life brings on challenges.
  • As I opened myself up to new opportunities, unexpectedly the people around me also grew. Their perspectives expanded allowing them to view people and the world in new ways.
  • Diversity in thought and experience can breathe new life into the issues council needs to address now and into the future

I truly believe that you should not focus on what happens to you; it should be on what you do with it. I decided life must go on, so I took up wheelchair tennis and jumped right back into the workforce. My present advisory roles on two council appointed committees has me strategically positioned in being up-to-date on the issues in front of council (e.g., housing, parks, streetscapes, shared pathways, access to transit and more).

I am looking to work together with the other council people to enhance West Vancouver even more, while keeping in mind that accessibility and inclusion should be an aspect of all council decision-making. This outlook is necessary, as it addresses the needs of some community members and visitors now, while also providing for staying, working and playing in West Vancouver across one's full lifespan.

Education:

  • Diploma in Rehabilitation and Disability Management, Simon Fraser University, 2017
  • B.Sc. Nutritional Sciences, University of British Columbia, 1996
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Justice Institute of BC
  • Successful Supervision, Canadian Professional Management Services Inc.

Career:

Disability and Inclusion Consultant, Speaker and Writer

  • With over 20 years of experience, I believe in open authentic conversations and have been on a mission to help organizations become disability-confident; to be more inclusive in their hiring and retention practices. I have found that education can be one of the most powerful weapons in fighting stereotypes and misinformation.  (www.diversabilityconsulting.com)

Business Roles

  • At the same time as above, I have held a number of creative roles over the years, managed a coffee house, promotions at CTV (TV station), application support analyst (IT) at Arc’teryx and coordinated projects for large organizations, which translates to me working today with Stroke Services BC.

Community / Volunteer:

  • Director, Municipality of District of North Vancouver - Advisory Design Panel, 2021-Present
  • Vice Chairman, North Shore Municipal Government Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, 2015-Present
  • President of the Board, Tetra Society of North America, 2009-2020
  • President of the Board, Realwheels Theatre Company, 2013-2017
  • Advisory Committee Member, Abilities in Mind, 2011-2015
  • Board Director, BC Mobility Opportunity Society, 2007-2014
  • President of Strata Council, North Vancouver, 2002-2014

Reason for running

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I have lived, worked and played on the North Shore for over 20 years. West Vancouver is my home and this community is amazing! I presently sit on two municipal council appointed committees advising on the built environment (housing, parks, streetscapes, shared pathways, access to transit). These seven years of work have me strategically positioned in being up-to-date on the issues facing council and across the North Shore. I am ready and eager to take the next step in working for West Vancouver to address our traffic congestion, the lack of diversity in our housing stock and the protection our natural environment. As well, I want to meet the needs of our community by supporting art and culture, businesses, our youth...and more. I want to hear new ideas from the community to ensure West Vancouver stays strong now and into the future.

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