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Video and Report: Building a Culture of Participation with Dave Meslin

June 27, 2013

The 2013 Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue welcomed Dave Meslin, one of Canada's most influential citizen engagement change-makers, to discuss Building a Culture of Participation. This visit brought together City of Vancouver employees, members of the City’s Engaged City Task Force and community members to explore opportunities for increased citizen political empowerment in official City decision-making. The May 2013 visit included an interactive public lecture and an invitational workshop that was jointly presented by Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, SFU Public Square and the City of Vancouver.

A summary of Dave Meslin’s ideas is available in this 3-minute video produced for the visit. Also, outcomes from the invitational workshop, including a full description of the workshop design, presentations and breakout group ideas, is available in this final report.

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