What is Community Engagement?
Community engagement is the way the community is involved in the decision making process on issues that affect them.
Ways You Can Get Involved in Shaping Saskatoon
- Online: Shaping Saskatoon is the City’s online community engagement tool that allows you to take part in online discussions, forums or surveys from your home computer or any mobile device, at a time and place that is most convenient for you.
- Open houses/Public meetings: These are held throughout the year on various topics and give you the opportunity to learn about a civic project/service and give your comments. For updated information visit our Events Calendar.
- Join the Citizen Advisory Panel: Members of the Citizen Advisory Panel are invited to participate in regular online surveys to provide input and ideas on improving City services. It's quick, easy and a great way to help us understand how we can serve you better. Sign up today!
- Surveys: The City conducts its annual civic services survey in the spring to gauge how you rate the importance of services and our delivery of them. Other surveys may ask your opinion on different topics as well.
- Focus groups: You and other citizens may be asked to sit in on a focus group to explore your opinions on a civic program/service.
- You can also take a more active role in your neighbourhood by sitting on your local Community Association, joining a standing committee of City Council, or even running for City Council yourself.
Your Role in Shaping Saskatoon
Take an active role in your community by seeking out information and becoming informed.
- Read the City Page every Saturday in the Star Phoenix or look in the Sunday Phoenix;
- Sign-up for electronic civic news releases and public service announcements;
- Keep abreast of civic issues in the news media;
- Read your Community Association newsletter;
- Participate in civic training workshops when they are offered;
- Consider the needs within your community both today and in the future.
When You Are Representing Others
- consult the people you represent;
- clearly state who you represent;
- present the views of the group.