Bringing different perspectives together makes for a stronger democracy, a stronger community, and a stronger Winnipeg.
May 16, 2019 - The draft Engage Winnipeg Policy is here and we’re listening. Visit the Building Engagement tab to learn more about providing your input on how we can improve public involvement in City decisions.
Current and Upcoming Engagement Opportunities
- Public Engagement 101
- Building Engagement
- Get Involved
Public Engagement 101
Public engagement is gathering public input and considering that input to make better decisions. The City of Winnipeg Project Management Manual defines Public Engagement as a process, involving communication and interaction between the City of Winnipeg and its residents that serves to inform and involve the public, and uses public input to make better decisions. The purpose of engaging the public is to achieve decisions that are sensitive and responsive to community values and concerns.
Why do we engage the public?
- Government and residents sharing information
- Recognizing value of different types of knowledge
- Better decision making
- Strengthened relationships
- Trust building
What's your role?
- Provide your lived experience
- Contribute knowledge of your community
- Determine level of engagement
- Manage and plan projects
- Report back on what was heard and how input was considered
- Consider the public's views when making decisions
- Strengthened relationships
- Participate in respectful dialogue
When does the City engage?
All projects inform to ensure participants have the information required to participate meaningfully.
- Open house
- Information session
- Fact sheet
Consult or Involve
Surveys and online engagement are included in most projects.
- Focus group
- Comment form
- Advisory committee
- Consensus building
The draft Engage Winnipeg Policy is one of the outcomes of your candid feedback on how we can improve. We need your input to continue to build a strong foundation for engagement and build engagement for all Winnipeggers.
Join us for a workshop to discuss your experiences, your challenges with engagement, and how we can do better to meet your needs and the needs of the community.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Susan A. Thompson Building, former Grace Café, main floor, 510 Main St.
Format: Short presentation at 6 p.m., followed by group activities
Please RSVP to City-Engage@winnipeg.ca
What are your experiences and ideas for building engagement in Winnipeg? Tell us about your experiences and the engagement challenges you have noticed through an online survey, available until June 9, 2019. Show support for other ideas and participate in the online discussion to propose solutions.
For inquiries, alternate formats, or ASL or French interpretation, please contact City-Engage@winnipeg.ca or 204-986-4243. If you would like one of the office of public engagement staff to talk to your group directly, please contact us so we can coordinate.
How did we get here?
After we gather your feedback, we will recommend a policy for Council approval and develop a plan for an engagement framework. We will be meeting with groups and communities throughout the development of the framework to learn how public engagement can better meet their needs. Would you like to be one of those groups? Contact City-Engage@winnipeg.ca to let us know.
What are the outcomes?
Building Public Engagement in Winnipeg
- Branded templates, checklists, and guidance documents to create consistent look and feel
- Training for those involved to implement the Framework and Foundation
- Builds capacity for the Public Service, Public, and contractors
- Provides the steps and processes for pulic engagement
- Defines the steps to achieving the principles and vision set out in the foundation
- Foundation that supports all engagement activities
- Provides consistency and transparency regarding vision, principles, and approach
- Council approved direction
Winnipeggers seeking to be more engaged with their local government have more tools than ever at their disposal to access information and get involved, including:
Sign up for the public engagement newsletter to receive updates on City of Winnipeg Projects with online engagement or engagement events.
View past issues of the Public Engagement Newsletter:
- 2019-01-03 Get involved in 2019 and engagement updates
- 2019-01-31 Welcoming Winnipeg and Southwest Rapid Transit (Stage 2)
- 2019-02-14 Accessible Parking Pilot survey and ongoing opportunities
- 2019-02-28 Ongoing opportunities - Welcoming Winnipeg and Accessible Parking
- 2019-03-14 Ongoing opportunities - Welcoming Winnipeg and Accessible Parking
- 2019-03-28 New opportunities to engage on Winnipeg Transit projects
- 2019-04-11 Ongoing opportunities to engage on Winnipeg Transit
- 2019-04-25 Red tape - Community Traffic - Library Design - Dublin Avenue Bridge
- 2019-05-09 Ongoing opportunities to participate in red tape reduction - traffic - new library
- 2019-05-16 Special newsletter announcement - Continue to be part of building engagement
- 2018-01-04 Osborne to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge and Connections - Fermor Bridge Information Session and Back-in - Angled Parking Winter Survey
- 2018-01-18 Infill Strategy workshop and Victoria Jason Skate Park Renewal survey
- 2018-02-01 Arlington Bridge and Sister MacNamara Park events
- 2018-02-15 Smart cities challenge - antenna information session - climate change workshop
- 2018-03-01 Smart Cities Challenge - Athletic Field Review - Yellow Ribbon Greenway
- 2018-03-15 East Fort Garry Walk Bike open house - Route 90 Improvements survey - Athletic Field Review
- 2018-03-29 Route 90 Improvements survey and Athletic Field Review survey
- 2018-04-12 Accessibility and Vehicles for Hire - Windsor Park Parks - Waverley West B - Southwest Rapid Transitway
- 2018-04-26 Engage Budget 2019 and Recreation and Parks Survey
- 2018-05-10 Engage Budget 2019 - Draft Offleash Master Plan - OurWinnipeg - Vehicles for Hire
- 2018-05-25 Osborne to Downtown Walk Bike and Finestone Park
- 2018-06-07 Eastern Corridor Study - Development Notification - Recreation and Parks
- 2018-06-21 Route 90 Improvements and Eastern Corridor Study
- 2018-07-05a Question of the Week 1
- 2018-07-05b Question of the Week 1 Responses
- 2018-07-19a Question of the Week 2
- 2018-07-19b Question of the Week 2 Responses
- 2018-08-02a Question of the Week 3
- 2018-08-02b Question of the Week 3 Responses
- 2018-08-16a Question of the Week 4
- 2018-08-16b Question of the Week 4 Results
- 2018-08-30 Engagement Updates
- 2018-09-13 Residential Infill - Transcona Cemetery - Waverley West B
- 2018-09-27 Vehicles for Hire survey and Empress Street and Overpass open house
- 2018-10-11 Boards and Commissions and Walk Bike Update
- 2018-11-08 Upcoming opportunities for engagement
- 2018-11-22 New Opportunities to Engage in Walk Bike Projects
- 2018-12-06 New Lord Roberts community traffic study and ongoing walk bike projects
- 2018-12-20 2018 recap and thank you
- 2017-01-13 - Transit Garage Expansion Info Session Something Else
- 2017-01-13 - Transit Garage Expansion
- 2017-01-26 - Chief Peguis Greenway Extenion - Transit Garage Expansion
- 2017-02-03 - Walk Bike
- 2017-02-15 - Rose Hill Park - Walk Bike
- 2017-03-19 - Marion Dugald - Athletic Field Review - Transcona Cemetery - Southwest Rapid Transit
- 2017-03-31 - Walk Bike - Empress Overpass - Grant Park Campus
- 2017-04-12 - Budget 2018
- 2017-04-21 - McKittrick Park - Walk Bike - Transcona Parks
- 2017-05-08 - Walk Bike - Eastern Corridor Study
- 2017-05-18 - South End Sewage Treatment Plant - St. Johns Park
- 2017-06-01 - OurWinnipeg - Chief Peguis Trail Extension West - Truro Creek Culvert
- 2017-06-15 - Walk Bike - St. Johns Park
- 2017-07-13 - Question of the Week 1
- 2017-07-27 - Question of the Week 2
- 2017-08-10 - Question of the Week 3
- 2017-08-24 - Question of the Week 4
- 2017-09-07 - OurWinnipeg - Patio Smoking Review - Arlington Bridge - Walk Bike
- 2017-09-21 - Democracy Week - Rue des Trappistes - Walk Bike
- 2017-10-05 - Tache Promenade - Gord Dong Park
- 2017-10-26 - Victoria Jason Park - Climate Change Action Plan - North District Police Station - Seine Riverbank
- 2017-11-09 - Climate Change Action Plan - North District Police Station - Transit Garage Expansion - Offleash Dog Areas Master Plan - Handi-Transit Renaming - Residential Infill Strategy
- 2017-11-23 - Climate Change Action Plan - Eastern Corridor - Canoe Club Reiminaging - Pembina Highway Speed Limit Review - Kilcona Park
- 2017-12-07 Ongoing surveys and last events of 2017
- 2017-12-21 Make public engagement part of your New Year's resolution
- 2016-09-26 - Waverley Underpass - 2017 Budget Consultations
- 2016-10-12 - 2017 Budget Consultations - Saskatchewan Avenue Culvert - Zoning By-law Review
- 2016-11-10 - 2017 Budget Consultations - Zoning By-law Review
- 2016-11-18 - 2017 Budget Consultations Report
- 2016-11-30 - Happyland Park - Transcona Parks - Fermor Bridge
- 2016-12-12 - Fermor Bridge - Happyland Park - Transcona Parks