About

MONOVA operates both the Museum of North Vancouver, opening in The Shipyards in 2021, and the Archives of North Vancouver located in Lynn Valley.

Staff

Director – Wesley Wenhardt

Business Operations – Laurel Lawry

Archives – Jessica Bushey

Curatorial – Barbara Hilden

Reference Historian – Daien Ide

Education and Programs – Carol Ballard and Pamela Roberts

Indigenous Programs – Tsawasiya Spukwus (Alice Guss)
and Senaqwila Wyss

Venue Rentals – Rosie Aceves

Guest Services – Christopher Gauthier and Carol Hyslop

Friends Society Membership – Roxanne McGregor

Fund Development – Dee Street

Media Contact – Stephen Irving

Volunteer Coordinator – Andrew Hildred

Volunteering

The MONOVA volunteer program welcomes new volunteers.

Our mission-based volunteer program is designed to engage a diverse group of motivated and enthusiastic volunteers in a collaborative work environment.

Funding

MONOVA receives operating support from the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, and the Government of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council.

Additional funding is regularly received from other sources such as the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage, and individuals, families, foundations and companies.

   

Donating

We rely on annual contributions to help the Museum and Archives safeguard and expand our community’s archival and museum collections, build learning experiences and inspire future generations.

Your generous support, either through a monthly or a one-time gift is essential to providing the Museum and Archives with a solid financial footing so we can continue to explore history, connect people, and share ideas into the future.

Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001

Commission

Operated under the auspices of both the City and the District of North Vancouver, the Commission plays a governance and fiduciary role, providing strategic direction to the organization.

Jonathan Ehling
James Fox
Councillor Don Bell
Ginette Handfield
Dee Dhaliwal – Chair (June 2021)
Justin Beveridge
Derek Hamill

Jason Milne – Vice-Chair (June 2021)
Sandra White
Councillor Jordan Back
Friends Appointee
Victor Elderton
Wes Wenhardt – Director
Laurel Lawry – Commission Secretary

Strategic Plan

Becoming a community hub means asking a wide range of people what they want and need from their Museum and Archives. It also means having a deep knowledge of cultural spaces and offerings already available in our community, and knowing how we can magnify these with our own activities.

Representing years of visioning, self-scrutiny and consultation with stakeholders and our wider community, MONOVA’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is now available.

Read more about the making of the strategic plan.