By: Zack Bradley After six jam-packed weeks, the spring session of Civics Boot Camp has sadly come to a close. This session saw more than 35 participants from all over Ottawa work together to create fun, new ways to better their city.
We all depend on municipal services and infrastructure for our health and well-being, but Canadian cities and towns are facing unprecedented pressures and lack the sound financial footing to meet growing needs. Our municipalities need better revenue sources if we want them to continue to feed Canada’s success. This toolkit is designed to start a conversation about how we finance our cities and towns in fair and sustainable ways.
There are a number of clear advantages and disadvantages of online communication that need to be considered when you are planning a digital citizen engagement strategy. I have outlined the advantages in some detail in an earlier post.
In community engagement the default language when thinking about situations of “conflict” is to talk about “outrage“. I’m not talking about confected outrage, media-stoked outrage, or activists embracing “outrage” as a way to seize back some power.
Condescending community engagement is rife in the public, private and third sectors. Before you launch into your next project, ask yourself “is the question we’re putting to the community just a little condescending?
Ever wonder why the police department has a canine unit, how your water is kept clean and safe for drinking, or how the Engineering Department determines which roads will be built each year? We'll tell you, during the City's Citizens Academy!
The annual Citizens Academy is a 10-week series of classes designed to teach citizens about how their local government works for them. The academy is generally held mid-January to mid-March each year.
Patterned after Midland Police and Sheriff's departments' Citizens Police Academy, the award-winning Citizens Academy explains the services offered through your city municipality, how its governing process works, and how citizens can participate in that process. As city and county government often shares knowledge and some services, the academy also includes one session on Midland County government.
Program Description During weekly two-hour sessions, participants learn about the responsibilities of City departments and the services they provide to the community. Presentations and facility tours give participants a better understanding of the role local government plays in the quality of life that Midlanders enjoy.
Sessions are held at various locations in the City depending upon topics being covered.
Participant Selection Sessions are geared for smaller, more intimate settings with approximately 25 citizens selected at random from among applications received each fall. Preference is given to those living within Midland's city limits. Citizens who applied in previous years but were not selected due to space limitations are encouraged to apply again.
Those interested in applying for the next academy can check this website and local media beginning in late October of each year.
Contact the City Manager's Office at 989-837-3307 or email email@example.com with any questions.
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