Renovate the Public Hearing

About Renovate the Public Hearing

Renovate the Public Hearing is an initiative created by the Centre for Dialogue to act as a convener and catalyst: a collaboration to pilot changes to the provincial local government land-use public hearing requirements as a means to enhance social justice, community-building and strengthen democratic culture.

Our goal is to improve municipal efficiencies and increase trust in democracy by identifying evidence-based recommendations for revising the British Columbia's Local Government Act public hearing requirements to create stronger public engagement practices, supports for reconciliation, and more effective local government pre-development approval processes.

Convened by the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Renovate the Public Hearing is a collaborative initiative partnering with the British Columbia Law Institute, City Hive and funded primarily by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Housing Supply Challenge.


Amina Yasin
Director, Public Hearing and Planning

Trudi Goels
Program Manager

Jocelyn Wong