Connecting with Canadians
Citizens' Dialogue on the Kind of Canada We Want
Throughout 2002, CPRN, in partnership with Viewpoint Learning Inc., developed a new citizen engagement research project to capture how Canadians view their relationships to each other and to the state in the 21st century.
More than 400 randomly selected Canadians came together in locations across the country to discuss the kind of Canada they want in the future, and the respective roles they want governments, markets, families and communities to play in realizing that future. Six federal departments and agencies [International Development Research Centre, Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Health Canada and Environment Canada] funded and participated in this work. The dialogues took place in the Fall of 2002.
CPRN commissioned a background research paper and a public opinion survey analysis report to support and inform this important citizen engagement process.