MetroQuest & Regional Municipality of York

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement Featuring York Region
July 11, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
online webinar
Available across Canada
presented online

This highly-visual webinar will present award-winning case studies, proven best practices, research findings and practical tips to guide agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for planning projects. Participants will walk away with an understanding about how to leverage digital citizen engagement to achieve unprecedented results using cost-effective tools.This webinar will showcase a wide range of outstanding planning projects from across the country. Our special guests from the York Region will talk about the award-winning Transportation Master Plan, one of the most successful outreach efforts we’ve ever seen. They will discuss the innovative ways they combined online and targeted face to face community engagement to involve an unprecedented number of community members to support their plan. They will also share advice for agencies seeking to improve the diversity and effectiveness of their community engagement efforts and talk about the positive difference that broad community support is making as they move forward.Details

  • Date: July 11th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT, 10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
  • CIP Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) credits: 1.0
  • Fee: no charge

Learning Outcomes

  • What to look for when selecting online tools,
  • How to design an effective online experience,
  • How to promote online participation,
  • How to leverage social networking tools strategically,
  • How to collect meaningful public feedback that is directly usable in planning documents, and
  • How to leverage mobile, touchscreen kiosks and other technologies effectively.