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City of Winnipeg Public Engagement Opportunities

Office of Public Engagement

The City of Winnipeg's Office of Public Engagement was created on January 30, 2015.

This new office will support all City activities and projects through public consultation and engagement. The Office of Public Engagement will ensure that there is consistency and transparency in sharing information with citizens about City projects.

Organizationally, the Office is located in the City's Customer Service and Communications Division which reports directly to Chief Administrative Officer.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why does the City of Winnipeg need an Office of Public Engagement?

The City recognizes that citizens should be provided with opportunity to participate as early as possible in the development of City projects and that the more complex the issue or project, the greater the need for public engagement.

Public engagement is best conducted using a logical and transparent process. To be successful, the engagement process must be carefully organized and planned.

The Office of Public Engagement will ensure that the City's engagement activities are made available to the public in an accessible, consistent and user-friendly way, and that all citizens who wish to be engaged, are able to easily do so.

What will the first priorities be for the new Office of Public Engagement?

The Office is currently tasked with providing public engagement advice and support to all City departments as well as developing short and long-term strategic plans for the new Office.

How many staff currently work in the Office of Public Engagement?

Currently, the Office of Public Engagement has one permanent employee. Additional permanent positions will be created in the coming months as short and long-term plans for the Office are finalized.

Last update: October 28, 2016
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