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Edmonton City Council's special initiative to review and improve the City’s public engagement with Edmontonians.

What is the Council Initiative on Public Engagement?

Public Engagement, Civil Society, Direct Democracy, Collaborative Governance. When we talk about public engagement what do we mean? If we agree that public engagement is important, what does good public engagement look like? To help answer these questions and to create a process that would improve public engagement in Edmonton, City Council created the Council Initiative on Public Engagement.

Launched in 2014, this initiative is led by Councillors Ben Henderson, Michael Walters and Andrew Knack. More than 1000 people from diverse Edmonton communities have participated in more than 40 workshops drilling into critical discussions about how public engagement with the City of Edmonton can be done better.

The Guiding Coalition

Recruitment is currently underway for public and administrative members of the Guiding Coalition. The work of this group will represent continued progress on the Council Initiative on Public Engagement, and the final step in the implementation of Action Plan item 2.3 from the New Public Engagement Practice and Implementation Roadmap Final Report.

Meet the community members who participated in the Phase 2 Working Groups and Advisory Committee of the Council Initiative on Public Engagement!

Reports

Phases 1 and 2 Final Report (310k)

April 2017 

This report chronicles the activities of the Council Initiative on Public Engagement, including its background and process, as well as Phase 1 and Phase 2 findings.

Phase 2 Interim Update Report

This Phase 2 Interim Update report on the Council Initiative's process and achievements (from the beginning of Phase 2 in fall 2015 to fall 2016) contains an outline of next steps.

Phase 1 Final Report

Released June, 2015

Final Reports

Public Engagement Framework (141k)

April 2017

 The Framework is based on the City’s Public Engagement Policy and answers the question “How does the City of Edmonton carry out public engagement?”

Phases 1 and 2 Final Report Summary (88k)

April 2017

This is a summary of the final report on the Council Initiative on Public Engagement.

New Public Engagement Practice and Implementation Roadmap Final Report (287k)

April 2017 

This report sets a new course for public engagement through leading practice and describes how it aligns with the City’s strategic direction, Public Engagement Policy, Procedure and Framework.

Phases 1 and 2 Final Report (310k)

April 2017 

This report chronicles the activities of the Council Initiative on Public Engagement, including its background and process, as well as Phase 1 and Phase 2 findings.

Media Gallery

For More Information

Claire Ashton

Title Council Initiative on Public Engagement
Telephone 780-442-5179
Email councilinitiativeonpublicengagement@edmonton.ca

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