Community Engagement Strategy

The Town of View Royal is exploring new ways of engaging residents and wants to hear from you about what you’re most interested in and how you like to provide input on community matters. 

In 2024 and 2025, the Town will be developing a Community Engagement Strategy and reviewing the Town's 2011 Official Community Plan. We want to ensure that the way we engage on these two projects is inclusive and accessible, meets your needs, and reaches all neighbourhoods across the community.

We want to hear from you!

Participate and WIN! Complete the survey by Sunday, September 1, 2024 and be entered to win 1 of 3 $10 gift cards to a View Royal coffee shop. 

The survey will help inform the Town's future public engagement on the Official Community Plan, master plans (e.g. Transportation Master Plan, Parks and Trails Master Plan, etc.), and various Town projects (e.g. playground replacement, Off-street Parking Review, Housing Strategy, etc.). After the survey closes, staff will report back to Council in early Fall 2024. 

What is Public Engagement?

Public engagement refers to the process of involving the public in decision-making processes, policy development, planning initiatives, or other activities that affect the community. The gathering of ideas, feedback, and input from a diverse range of perspectives ensures that decisions are informed by the needs, preferences, and values of the broad public.

It can take various forms, such as surveys, town hall meetings, focus groups, online forums, neighbourhood pop-ups, and collaborative workshops.

Public engagement done well, helps build trust, transparency, and accountability between decision-makers and the community by fostering open communication and active participation.

 

Official Community Plan Review 

The Official Community Plan (OCP) shapes how we live, work, and play in View Royal. It's the long-term plan that determines how our community will grow and change.  It helps guide decision-making in the Town. The OCP contains policies related to managing growth and land use, meeting housing needs, protecting the natural environment, guiding transportation, and mobility priorities, developing the economy, addressing climate change and building infrastructure.

International Association of Public Participation

The Town has recently endorsed the International Association of Public Participation’s seven core values and spectrum of public participation. It is widely used by local governments in BC and across North America to inform public engagement opportunities and approaches. 

 

 

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