Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Citizen Engagement

Since we began in 1995, CPRN has played a leadership role in public involvement in Canada. Our mandate is to bring citizens' voices and values into public policy decisions and to foster greater civic literacy and engagement. We build support and capacity for public involvement among public policy-makers, politicians, practitioners, and the public. We work to add knowledge to this field by undertaking, fostering and disseminating research in collaboration with researchers and practitioners. Our work is inspired by the belief that engaging the public leads to better policy outcomes and a stronger democracy.

CPRN has undertaken a number of large scale deliberative citizens' dialogues [e.g. Future of Health Care in Canada, Canada's Future, the Long-term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel in Canada, National Youth Dialogue and Summit], provided support and expertise on public involvement initiatives to various government, non-profit and private entities and commissioned or undertaken research to further the theory and practice of public engagement. As we move forward, we learn from these experiences, contributing further knowledge to the field in both practical and theoretical ways.


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Publications:

Titlesort desc. Type Published
"What Do You Mean I Can't Have a Say?" Young Canadians and Their Government Research Report 18 Oct 2007
A Group Apart: Young Party Members in Canada Research Report 20 Sep 2007
Are Citizens Up to Making Policy: Lessons from the Citizen's Assemblies Presentation 30 Oct 2008
Charting the Course for Youth Civic and Political Participation – CPRN Youth Workshop Summary Report Research Report 20 Sep 2007
Citizen Participation in Public Policy Issues Presentation 30 Oct 2008
Complexity, Politics, Policy and People Presentation 22 Nov 2007
Dialogue Summary Report – Carbonear Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Clarenville Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Corner Brook Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Fort McMurray Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Gander Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Grand Falls-Windsor Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Happy Valley-Goose Bay Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Marystown Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Ottawa Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Port au Choix/Hawke's Bay Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – St. John's (Sept. 14, 2008) Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – St. John's (Sept. 15, 2008) Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Dialogue Summary Report – Stephenville Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Engaging Citizens…Building Public Trust Presentation 8 Nov 2007
Getting Ready for the Referendum: Food for Thought… – Forum Highlights Research Report 12 Jul 2007
Getting the Bug for Democracy Presentation 10 May 2007
Handbook on Citizen Engagement: Beyond Consultation Research Report 27 Mar 2008
Indifferent or Just Different? The Political and Civic Engagement of Young People in Canada Research Report 20 Sep 2007
Lost in Translation: (Mis)Understanding Youth Engagement – Synthesis Report Research Report 18 Oct 2007
Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Dialogue Project - Backgrounder Other 5 Jun 2008
Newfoundland and Labrador, Province of Choice Other 20 Nov 2008
Policy Actions Report: Making Newfoundland and Labrador a Province of Choice for Young People Research Report 5 Nov 2009
Public Participation in Canada Presentation 11 Oct 2007
Rendre compte et soutenir l'action bénévole des jeunes Research Report 18 Oct 2007
Summit Report: Making Newfoundland and Labrador a Province of Choice for Young People Research Report 9 Apr 2009
Synthesis Report: Making Newfoundland & Labrador a Province of Choice for Young People Research Report 20 Nov 2008
Teaching Aids for Civics Education in Canadian Schools Other 17 May 2007
The Meaning of Political Participation for Indigenous Youth Research Report 20 Sep 2007
The Ontario Citizens' Assembly MMP Model Presentation 12 Jul 2007
The State and Potential of Civic Learning in Canada Research Report 18 Oct 2007
Youth and Climate Change: Maximizing the Impacts of Research and Action Presentation 30 Oct 2008