Connecting with Canadians
Fostering a Culture of Engagement in Canada
The arguments for engaging Canadians at all stages of the policy process are clear and overwhelming. Citizens demand a more meaningful role in policy development. Engagement is a powerful antidote to voter disaffection with political institutions. It means greater policy effectiveness and legitimacy, and it fosters inclusion and social cohesion.
Release Date: 24 Mar 2006
Research Report: Assessing the Impacts of Public Participation: Concepts, Evidence and Policy Implications