- Climate Solutions
- Urban Sustainability
- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access
- Reconciliation and Decolonization
- International Relations
- Health and Wellness
- Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue
- Bruce and Lis Welch Community Dialogue
- Strengthening Canadian Democracy
- Dialogue and Engagement: Dr. Mark Winston
- Public Participation in Decision-Making
- Dialogue and Facilitation Tools
- Event Reports
- SEMESTER IN DIALOGUE
- SFU COMMUNITY
Go-to resources for authentically engaging the public in meaningful decision-making.
How can citizens be involved in thoughtful conversations that don’t feel like “defend and debate”? How can decision-makers receive ideas from voices not likely to turn up at a standard town hall meeting? Dialogue can be used in many ways to inform and enhance a project, program or decision-making process, from local to national contexts. Using dialogue in public participation processes not only achieves significant immediate results, but is also proven to build greater trust between citizens and decision-makers, contributing to a stronger culture of democracy. Whether you are looking to generate ideas, have the public participate in decision-making, or anything in between, these resources can guide you.
A Strategic Framework for Public Engagement
Six considerations for sponsoring your next public engagement initiative.
Beyond Inclusion: Equity in Public Engagement proposes eight principles to support the meaningful and equitable inclusion of diverse voices in public engagement processes across sectors.
Principles for Collaborative Public Engagement
Learn how to build an ongoing culture of participation with diverse citizenry.
Participatory Systems Change:
This report built on ideas developed at the October 2016 Citizen Involvement and Systems Change Retreat.