Creating space for transformative conversations
Your Voice. Your Home. Phase One: Generating Ideas
Phase One of Your Voice. Your Home. was focused on hearing from Burnaby residents. It provided a series of engagement opportunities for the community to share their voices, ideas, experiences, as well as possible solutions. learn more →
Your Voice. Your Home. Phase Two: Trade Offs and Solutions
Phase Two was about evaluating different possible housing recommendations and their respective trade-offs. The process allowed participants to build upon the ideas they generated in Phase One through a series of public engagement opportunities. learn more →
This Discussion Guide was created to support the dialogue at a Community Recommendations Workshop on May 25, 2019. The Discussion Guide is intended to support workshop participants and Burnaby residents in learning about housing issues and exploring diverse perspectives on housing solutions. learn more →
Your Voice. Your Home. Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents
Residents of Burnaby and across the region are currently experiencing a housing crisis. Housing costs have risen in recent years, existing affordable homes are being lost, supply is not meeting local demand and many residents are being left behind. Your Voice. Your Home. Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents was an innovative partnership between the City of Burnaby and SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, designed to engage the community and inform the work of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing.
The project was highly integrated with the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing and directly engaged with more than 2,600 residents over 6 months, making it the largest public engagement process ever undertaken by the City of Burnaby. Your Voice. Your Home. Meeting the Housing Needs of Burnaby Residents provided a set of unique in-person and online engagement opportunities for community members to gather and share ideas, present recommendations and engage with one another to find workable solutions.Your Voice. Your Home. consisted of three phases resulting in three publicly available reports.
The City of Burnaby Burnaby is a vibrant city at the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver. It has an amazing natural environment, a strong cultural mosaic and thriving town centres.
The City of Burnaby provides facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community. As the third-largest city in B.C., Burnaby is home to more than 232,000 residents (2016 Census) and is projected to grow to 345,000 by 2041.
In February 2019 the City of Burnaby engaged the Centre for Dialogue to co-design and facilitate an innovative public engagement initiative to address Burnaby’s current and future housing needs.