Elizabeth Ball

(604) 928-1146

About Elizabeth Ball

Elizabeth Ball served for 3 terms as a Vancouver City Councillor. She has a wealth of experience in arts, heritage and business and is known as a champion for successful tourism and economic initiatives in the City. A tireless cultural advocate, she is the founder of the renowned Carousel Theatre Company and School, co-founder of the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, and inspired many students at UBC as a Theatre in Education instructor.

Elizabeth is a committed volunteer who works to improve the lives of youth, seniors and persons with disabilities.


  • Vancouver City Councillor, 2005-2008, 2011-2018
  • Vancouver’s 125 Anniversary Celebration
  • $1.5 million for Vancouver’s First Cultural Tourism Strategy
  • Vancouver’s First Poet Laureate Program
  • $60 million renewal of Vancouver Civic Theatres
  • Mayor’s Film Industry Task Force
  • Vancouver’s Juno Awards
  • Safer Streets for Seniors Policy

Current Appointments:

  • City of Vancouver Seniors Advisory Committee
  • City of Vancouver Women’s Committee
  • City of Vancouver Children, Youth, and Families Committee
  • Arts and Culture Policy Council
  • Vancouver Civic Theatres Board
  • Vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities
  • Metro Vancouver Cultural Committee
  • Studio 58 Board, Langara College
  • President, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame
  • Vice-Chair, Metro Regional Cultural Task Force
  • Director, Metro Parks Committee
  • Director, Metro Labour Relations Bureau
  • Director, Greater Vancouver Regional District Metro
  • Co-Chair, City of Vancouver Creative Task Force
  • Co-Chair, City of Vancouver Film Task Force
  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation Board
  • Co-Chair, Mayor’s Task force on Children and Childcare
  • Vancouver Public Library Board
  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation Board
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Community Safety and
  • Crime Prevention Committee
  • FCM, Committee for Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal
  • Government
  • FCM, Committee for Municipal Finance and Intergovernmental
  • Relations
  • Executive, Minerva Foundation for BC Women


  • BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk
  • Granville Island Award for Outstanding Contribution
  • YWCA Woman of Distinction Nominations
  • Union of BC Performers - Sam Payne Award for Humanity & Integrity
  • Children’s Theatre Foundation of America MEDALLION Award
  • Vancouver Theatre Alliance Jessie Richardson Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Canadian Institute of the Arts Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Nomination, YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
  • Senior Fellowship, U.S. State Department
  • Canada Council Arts Grant