EIC staff speak at City Hall in support of the Council Motion for FIFA World Cup Community Benefits (Video)

EIC staff speak at City Hall in support of the Council Motion for FIFA World Cup Community Benefits (Video)

04, 24, 2026

Recently, John Zador (EIC’s Community Engagement Coordinator) spoke in chamber at city hall on behalf of Exchange Inner City in support of Councilor Rebecca Bligh’s motion for a community benefits agreement for the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup, which Vancouver will be a host destination. This motion would prioritize community economic development and the inclusion of Downtown Eastside social enterprises, providing low-threshold employment opportunities, and local procurement to be involved in the planning for the FIFA World Cup in Vancouver. The motion was passed unanimously.