Review of CityHive's City Shaper Program

March 01, 2021

City Shapers was a civic education program in Metro Vancouver run by CityHive in partnership with the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Throughout 2019-2020, three cohorts of adults aged 18-30 explored pressing urban issues and local decision-making. An arms-length evaluation by SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue’s Strengthening Canadian Democracy Initiative explored participant opinions on the program's strengths and weaknesses and its impacts on their engagement and opinions of democracy.

"I feel like I came out of it with a bit more sense of  ‘okay, we, as citizens, don’t have to be small. We can actually take on some of these issues.”