Metro Vancouver is a diverse organization that plans for and delivers regional utility services, including water, sewers and wastewater treatment, and solid waste management. It also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system, provides affordable housing, and serves as a regional federation. The organization is a federation of 21 municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation located in the region of the same name. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each member jurisdiction.
In collaboration with our members, Metro Vancouver delivers core services, (water, sewerage and drainage, and solid waste management) to our members and provides regional parks and affordable housing directly to residents.
Metro Vancouver also carries out planning and regulatory responsibilities related to the three utilities as well as air quality, regional growth, and regional parks.
Metro Vancouver has collaborated with a wide range of partners on R&D projects ranging from large scale engineering projects such as developing a hydrothermal liquefaction process to exploring how graphic design can influence recycling rates. These projects can involve industry, community groups and academia.