Site Accessibility Information Access Key 1 to Skip to Top Navigation Access Key 2 to Skip to the Three One One link Access Key 3 to Skip to City of Winnipeg Main Menu Access Key 4 to Skip to Left Navigation Menu Access Key 5 to Skip to Content area Access Key 6 to Skip to Right Sidebar content area Access Key 7 to Skip to Footer Links
City of Winnipeg
|  Link to the City of Winnipeg French websiteFrançais  |

OurWinnipeg

Members Selected for the OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee

The OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is a way for residents to provide input into community based issues, city-wide priorities, policy development, and public engagement. The committee, facilitated by Chief Planner Braden Smith, was formed in June 2017, and will work together throughout the whole review process. Between May 15 and June 7, 2017, the City received over 70 applications. Fourteen members were chosen for their experience, skills, community participation, and knowledge about the planning process. When making membership decisions, we chose members who reflected the diversity of Winnipeg residents.

The CAC does not make decisions, but provides valuable community perspectives and recommendations throughout the OurWinnipeg review process.

Purpose of the Committee
CAC members will help shape the foundation of Winnipeg's future development priorities as the City undertakes the review of the plan. The advisory committee will:

  1. Advise the Urban Planning Division on community-based issues, public engagement activities, city-wide priorities, and other OurWinnipeg related issues;
  2. Explore and refine guiding principles, gaps or opportunities in policies, programs, priorities, and resource allocation in the OurWinnipeg review, as identified by the Public Service, public engagement activities, or background studies;
  3. Build relationships with specific sectors, networks and community members to reach members of the general public who have typically been underrepresented in past planning processes to participate in a meaningful way.

The application process is now closed. Please visit SpeakUpWinnipeg.com/process/cac/ for more information about the selected Community Advisory Committee members and the OurWinnipeg Review Process.

 

Project Timeline

Timeline

Timeline

Background

OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy was adopted by City Council on July 20, 2011. The plan took effect on August 17, 2011, replacing Plan Winnipeg 2020 as the official development plan guiding growth and change for the city.

OurWinnipeg is a plan that guides development for 25 years and requires regular public input to review the goals, policies and guidelines intended to direct all physical, social, environmental and economic development now and into the future. Community advisory groups are one way to gain feedback from a small group of community volunteers who represent a wide range of interests, views and experience and support decision-making processes.

On October 26, 2016, City Council initiated the five-year review of OurWinnipeg. The review calls for the establishment of an advisory committee to serve as a sounding board throughout the OurWinnipeg review process.

The advisory committee is composed of 14 community members with experience in areas such as the environment, housing, poverty reduction, and development, and will be active from June 2017 to spring 2019. Committee membership selection sought equitable representation that reflects the diversity of Winnipeg residents.

Committee members will be expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings as needed (approximately once per month), attend OurWinnipeg public engagement events, communicate with the project team, and review materials necessary to conduct the business of the committee. The time commit is approximately 5-6 hours per month over the duration of the OurWinnipeg review process.

A meeting schedule will be discussed by the advisory committee at the first meeting, and subsequent meetings will be confirmed at each meeting.

To learn about how the advisory committee will function, please go to the "Documents" tab to read the Terms of Reference.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee News Release 2017-05-15 News Release
OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee Terms of Reference 2017-05-15 Terms of Reference
OurWinnipeg and Directions Strategies 2017-05-15 Reports

Engage

The application process is now closed. Please visit SpeakUpWinnipeg.com for more information about the selected Community Advisory Committee members, the OurWinnipeg Review Process and how to participate in future engagement activities please visit: www.speakupwinnipeg.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Open all | Close all

What is OurWinnipeg?

OurWinnipeg is Winnipeg's Development Plan By-law adopted by City Council.

The Complete Communities Direction Strategy is a Secondary Plan by-law adopted by City Council, which describes the City's land use and development strategy. It is one of four Direction Strategies supporting OurWinnipeg. The primary focus of Complete Communities is to describe Winnipeg's physical characteristics and provide a strategy for accommodating growth and development in the City over the next 25 years.

Date added: May 15, 2017

Why review the OurWinnipeg municipal plan?

The City of Winnipeg Charter Act, Section 226(1) requires a review of the municipal development plan at least once every five years after re-adoption or replacement of the plan. The primary reasons to review and update OurWinnipeg are to:

  • Continually improve the functionality of the development plan and direction strategies;
  • Make changes based on evaluation of what is working well or not; and to,
  • Better align the vision, needs and priorities of Winnipeg residents.

Ongoing communication with Winnipeg residents is important to build stronger relationships, set and measure goals, review policies and guidelines and make recommendations that will shape and improve the physical, social, environmental and economic development now and into the future.

Date added: May 15, 2017

What is the time commitment for committee members?

Advisory committee members will be expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings as needed (approximately once per month), attend OurWinnipeg public engagement events, communicate with the project team, and review materials necessary to conduct the business of the committee. The time commit is approximately 5-6 hours/month from June 2017 to February 2019, the duration of the OurWinnipeg review process.

A meeting schedule will be discussed by the advisory committee at the first meeting and subsequent meetings will be confirmed at each meeting. Advance notice will be provided as soon as possible.

Date added: May 15, 2017

How were Winnipeggers able to apply to become a member of the advisory committee?

We invited participation from Winnipeg community members who have experience in community design, business, development, environmental sustainability, transportation, health, community development, affordable housing, arts, culture, recreation, education, and poverty reduction.

We also encouraged people from diverse backgrounds and communities to participate, reflecting the diversity of our city along lines of gender, income levels, ages, geographic areas of Winnipeg, Indigenous and newcomer communities, people with disabilities, people of colour, and the LGBT2SQ+ community.

Date added: May 15, 2017

Are there other ways to be involved in the OurWinnipeg review process if you are not selected as a member of the advisory committee?

Yes. The advisory committee is one tool within the Public Engagement Strategy that will be used in the OurWinnipeg review process to gain community feedback. You can add your name and contact information through the 'Get Involved' tab on SpeakUpWinnipeg.com to receive the latest information about engagement opportunities related to the OurWinnipeg review process.

Date added: May 15, 2017

Last update: September 5, 2017