City of Saskatoon staff are attending the University of Saskatchewan campus on September 6th and 7th to attend the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) Welcome Week.
This will be an opportunity to give students information on the College Corridor Plan and Bus Rapid Transit projects, and let them know how they can provide their input on these and other City projects.
What does the City do?
There are three levels of government in Canada - municipal, provincial, and federal - and each has its own areas of responsibility. The chart below summarizes a number of responsibilities at each level.
What is public engagement?
When conducting projects or initiatives, the City of Saskatoon engages with residents, partners, and other stakeholders to better understand community interests and concerns. Public engagement is rooted in the belief that those who are impacted by a decision should be included in the process of making that decision. The role that those we engage with play in decision making can range from providing feedback to making the decision themselves, but typically final decisions rest with City Council.
Engagement activities may include surveys, online or in-person workshops, 'pop-ups' where people already are (such as Welcome Week!), scheduled open house events, online meetings, and more.
The City's Public Engagement Policy contains a set of guiding principles. We strive toward achieving these principles with our public engagement efforts.
Public engagement is an important source of information for project teams when forming recommendations, and for City Council when making decisions. Below is a typical process for a City project, and where public engagement would usually fit in.
You can also submit a letter or request to speak at a City Council or Committee meeting. For information on this process, please follow this link.
2022 Student Engagement Survey
In 2022, the City of Saskatoon's Public Engagement team conducted a survey with students to find out what civic topics they would be interested in providing input on, and what would be the best ways for the City to engage with students. Survey results are available in this engagement summary report.