Community Engagement

Different terms are used to describe the concept of community engagement, including public participation and community consultation. This typically refers to the process of involving people in the development and implementation of decisions that affect them. Our philosophy includes engaging communities through 4 areas of focus - Interest, Place, Commonality and Circumstance. 

Place

defined geographical areas, e.g. a council district, a housing development, or a neighborhood.

Interest

shared experiences or characteristics such as faith groups, community or sporting groups.

Commonality

race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, disabilities, etc

Circumstance

social economic statuses such as homelessness, college students, transient workers, etc.