Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Citizens' Dialogues

There are many definitions of dialogue. For us, a dialogue is a collaborative process that seeks to find common ground among participants.It offers in-depth discussion on policy issues that allows underlying values to surface.

Since Exploring Canadian Values, the pioneering work begun by our Family Network, CPRN has undertaken several public dialogue projects. The goal of public dialogue is to engage people in an in-depth and focused discussion with each other and with policy makers on a given public policy issue. It explores citizens' ideas, feelings and values and gives them an opportunity to learn and make informed choices about policy questions. Here is a list of the dialogues we had conducted:

CPRN's 10th Anniversary Project - National Dialogue and Summit for Young Canadians [2006]
Citizens' Dialogue on Sharing Public Funds for a Better Canada [2006]
Citizens' Dialogue on Privacy and the Use of Personal Information for Health Research in Canada [2006]
Citizens' Dialogue on the Long-term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel [2004]
Citizens' Dialogue on the Ontario Budget Strategy 2004-2008 [2004]
Citizens' Dialogue on the Kind of Canada We Want [2003]
Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Health Care in Canada [2002]
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters For Aging [2002]
Quality of Life in Canada [2002]
The Society We Want [1999]

Other:

Public Health Goals - with EKOS Research Associates [2006]

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Publications:

Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Complexity, Politics, Policy and People Presentation 22 Nov 2007
Engaging Citizens…Building Public Trust Presentation 8 Nov 2007
Fiscal Federalism: Citizens Bring Politicians Back to Basics Policy Briefs 19 Apr 2007
Taking Fiscal Federalism to the People Commentary 29 Mar 2007
Connecting Young People, Policy and Active Citizenship Research Report 26 May 2006
Lancer sa propre entreprise : les jeunes adultes et l'esprit d'entreprise Research Report 26 May 2006
Post-secondary Education in Canada: A Vision from Canadian Youth Research Report 26 May 2006
Understanding Canadians' Attitudes and Expectations: Citizens' Dialogue on Privacy and the Use of Personal Information for Health Research in Canada Research Report 5 May 2006
Workbook - Citizens' Dialogue on Privacy and the Use of Personal Information for Health Research in Canada Other 5 May 2006
Participants' Workbook for the Citizens' Dialogue on Sharing Public Funds for a Better Canada Other 28 Apr 2006
Strengthening the Federation: Citizens' Dialogue on Sharing Public Funds for a Better Canada Research Report 28 Apr 2006
Towards an Action Plan for Canada: Our Vision, Values and Actions Research Report 31 Mar 2006
Citizen Engagement: Why and How Presentation 10 Feb 2006
Values and Ethics: Public Institutions and Citizens Presentation 10 Feb 2006
Youth Do Get the Bug for Democracy Commentary 18 Jan 2006
National Dialogue for Young Canadians - Background on the Four Policy Issues Other 10 Nov 2005
National Dialogue for Young Canadians - Workbook - Section 1: Background Other 10 Nov 2005
National Dialogue for Young Canadians - Workbook - Section 2: Dialogue Issues Other 10 Nov 2005
CPRN and Deliberative Dialogue – A Primer Other 3 May 2005
Appendix: Detailed Results of an On-line Survey with 18-25 Year-olds Research Report 28 Apr 2005
Overview and Key Findings of Survey Results Research Report 28 Apr 2005
Advisory Committee on Engaging Young Canadians [ACEYC] Other 18 Jan 2005
Transparency, Trust and Citizen Engagement - What Canadians Are Saying About Accountability Research Report 10 Dec 2004
Report on CPRN's Dialogue Process and Methodology Roundtable Research Report 19 Nov 2004
Citizen Engagement: A Vital Tool for Public Policy Presentation 24 Sep 2004
Responsible Action - Citizens' Dialogue on the Long-term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel Research Report 26 Aug 2004
Citizens' Dialogue on the Long-term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel in Canada - Technical Methods Other 26 Aug 2004
Citizens' Dialogue on the Long-term Management of Used Nuclear Fuel in Canada - Workbook Other 26 Aug 2004
The Dialogue Process - Backgrounder 2 Other 26 Aug 2004
The Key Organizations Involved in Managing Used Nuclear Fuel in Canada Other 26 Aug 2004
The Participants - Backgrounder 3 Other 26 Aug 2004
What's A Dialogue? - Backgrounder 1 Other 26 Aug 2004
Institutionalizing Citizen Engagement: What We Hoped For and Where We Are Today Presentation 27 May 2004
Trust and Balance - Citizens' Dialogue on the Ontario Budget Strategy 2004-2008 Research Report 27 Apr 2004
Public Dialogue and Other Tools for Citizen Engagement Presentation 11 Mar 2004
Citizens' Dialogue Experience: Follow-up Survey Results Research Report 17 Oct 2003
Workshop on Quality of Life Other 8 Aug 2003
Deliberations about deliberative methods: issues in the design and evaluation of public participation processes Other 18 Jul 2003
Evaluating Public Participation Programs - One evaluator's experience Presentation 18 Jul 2003
Citizens' Dialogue on Canada's Future: A 21st Century Social Contract Research Report 17 Apr 2003
Citizens' Dialogue on Canada's Future: A 21st Century Social Contract Research Report 17 Apr 2003
The Kind of Canada We Want: Citizens' Dialogue on Canada's Future - Workbook Other 17 Apr 2003
Public Input on the Future of Health Care: Results from the Consultation Workbook Research Report 27 Nov 2002
Framing the Canadian Social Contract: Integrating Social, Economic and Political Values Since 1940 Research Report 15 Nov 2002
Canada's Social Contract: Evidence from Public Opinion Research Report 1 Nov 2002
Canada's Social Contract: Evidence from Public Opinion Other 1 Nov 2002
Quality of Life in Canada: A Citizens' Report Card Research Report 3 Sep 2002
Quality of Life in Canada: A Citizens' Report Card - Background Report Research Report 3 Sep 2002
Citizens' Dialogue on the Future on Health Care in Canada - Workbook Other 26 Jun 2002
Report on the Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Health Care in Canada Research Report 26 Jun 2002
The Citizens' Dialogue: Future of Health Care in Canada Presentation 6 May 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging - Final Report on Five Dialogues Research Report 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix A: Background Paper Research Report 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix B: Letter of Invitation/Agenda/Participant Kit Other 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix C: Moderator's Guide and Recorder's Guide Other 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix D: Moderator and Recorder Feedback Forms Other 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix E: Pre- and Post-Dialogue Questionnaires Other 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix F: An Analysis of Five Public Dialogue Discussions Research Report 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix G: Reflections on the Five Dialogues Research Report 1 Feb 2002
Asking Canadian NGOs What Matters on Aging [ACNGO] - Appendix H: Project Team Other 1 Feb 2002
Asking Citizens What Matters for Quality of Life in Canada: A Rural Lens Research Report 1 Nov 2001
Discovering the Society We Want Newsletter No. 6 Other 11 May 2001
Asking Citizens What Matters for Quality of Life in Canada - Results of CPRN's Public Dialogue Process Research Report 2 Apr 2001
Indicators of Quality of Life in Canada: A Citizens' Prototype Research Report 2 Apr 2001
Quality of Life: What Matters to Canadians - Lessons Learned Research Report 2 Apr 2001
Learning from Citizens What Matters for Quality of Life - Final Report on the December 12, 2001 QOLIP Workshop Other 12 Dec 2000
Discovering the Society We Want Newsletter No. 5 Other 24 May 2000
A Sampling of Community- and Citizen-driven Quality of Life/Societal Indicator Projects Research Report 7 Mar 2000
A Survey of Indicators of Economic and Social Well-being Research Report 7 Mar 2000
What is Public Dialogue? Other 7 Jan 2000
Review of Canadian Quality of Life Survey Data Research Report 15 Sep 1999
Discovering The Society We Want - Public Dialogue Kit Other 23 Jun 1999
Exploring Canadian Values - A Synthesis Report Research Report 12 Apr 1995