Holding city hall accountable for good governance


Better city planning


Getting ready for Election 2018

Welcome to OurNanaimo.

We are in the process of setting up a system for people to get notifications when there is an update on the website and our facebook page. Hope to have something up shortly.

Candidate Assessments for 2017 By-Election

OurNanaimo does not and will not endorse any candidate, but between now and By-Election Day, some individual OurNanaimo members will lay out their own personal reasons for who they have chosen to support or not support.

OurNanaimo Mission Statement

It's all about our community.

To make Our Nanaimo a better place to live, work and play in through encouraging citizens to keep an eye on their council, demand better city planning and encouraging citizens to consider running for municipal politics.


OurNanaimo grew out of the event centre NoVote2017 group, and is focused on effecting positive change at the municipal level and committed to a vibrant, strong and healthy city.

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OurNanaimo is a grass roots group of citizens who are committed to a better Nanaimo. We are not a political campaign, but we have to engage with political leaders to effect positive change.

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Municipal Elections

OurNanaimo believes that our city deserves not just better, but the very best governance. The job of a city councillor is challenging and requires a high degree of skill, knowledge and competencies.

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Finally, a group of community members who want accountability (what a novel thought) from our elected officials. How do I get involved...do you have a regular meeting that I could attend? My wife and I moved here in 2004 and have watched this beautiful little community blossom into a vibrant small city. Unfortunately, the strategic planning and accountability of our city, regional district (including Port Authority) leave much to the imagination.


I just wanted to extend my congratulations on forming the Our Nanaimo group. What I was most impressed by is the thoughtful questions you are putting forth to the by-election candidates. If they do nothing else, it is my hope that each candidate takes the time to think these questions through and at least be clear with themselves as to why they wish to be elected. Although sorely needed, I am sadden though that a group of Nanaimoites have felt compelled to create this group. But am thankful that we live in a society that embraces the right to do so. Thank you, I look forward to the candidates responses.


You've got my interest. Keep me informed!

Community Member

Thank you Kathryn for your candidates assessments & to all who are involved here, helping our democracy. With Regards.

Thank you

Just wanted to say that as a former Nanaimoite and someone who's following the by-election, I found your list of questions very engaging, meaningful and probing. Well done.


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