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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.

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


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

Media Gallery

For More Information

Claire Ashton

Title Council Initiative on Public Engagement
Telephone 780-442-5179

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