Andrea Reimer stands at a podium in a black jacket. An orange podium signs reads 'Change for the better: Protecting Our Coast'. 
BC NDP MLAs George Heyman, Mable Elmore, Janet Routledge, and Shane Simpson look on in support.

Andrea's Record:

A committed New Democrat.
A lifelong advocate for Little Mountain.

Grounded in our community and its challenges
— Andrea comes from working-class roots. She understands housing instability first-hand, having lived on the streets in her youth and been renovicted more than a dozen times herself. She knows the challenges of raising a child and making a living here, and she’s worked hard to make it easier for others. 

A strong New Democrat — Andrea has been an active supporter of our past Vancouver-Fairview BC NDP campaigns and candidates, and co-chaired George Heyman’s last campaign in 2020. And she helped develop the recently updated equity mandate for the BC NDP that will continue to support leadership in this critical area and the  most diverse, representative caucus ever.

Fighting for climate justice — Andrea was executive director of the Wilderness Committee as it secured the protection of millions of hectares of wilderness in Western Canada. She was one of the first Canadians trained by Al Gore for his Inconvenient Truth campaign. And as a city councillor and deputy mayor, Andrea drove world-leading Greenest City climate and environmental initiatives.

Working for reconciliation and inclusion — Andrea led the work of making Vancouver one of the first local governments in the world to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and create a framework for local government action on reconciliation. She worked to implement the recommendations from the Oppal Commission report on Missing and Murdered Women in BC, the Calls to Action coming out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and later the Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Ensuring more affordable, stable housing — Drawing on her own experience of living on the streets in her youth, and repeated renovictions later on, Andrea has confronted Vancouver’s housing crisis head-on. She led the introduction of Canada’s first-ever rental-only zoning, and played a key role in curbing AirBnB’s encroachment on rental homes. She was a driving force behind the country’s first Empty Homes Tax, and helped secure the protection of non-profit housing on city-owned land. Over the last year, Andrea has been supporting the Pan-Canadian Voice for Women’s Housing to draw attention to the specific challenges households led by women and gender-diverse people face in the housing crisis through the She.They.Us campaign and podcast.

Building a strong future for everyone — Andrea led the largest municipal childcare program expansion in Canada, and spearheaded the first public digital strategy in Canada, supporting tens of thousands of new private-sector jobs. She established Vancouver’s first 2SLGBTQIA+, urban Indigenous, women’s and renters’ advisory committees. Andrea served with Premier David Eby at the Vancouver Foundation’s Health and Social Development Committee, and collaborated with our provincial cabinet on issues including campaign finance reform, temporary modular housing and supporting the most vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside.