New online public engagement hub makes it easier to get involved with the town

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

Thanks to feedback and input from Oakville residents, business owners, and community groups, the town has introduced a new public engagement hub to make it easier for our community to share input and get involved in town projects.

Now available on oakville.ca, the hub features current and upcoming engagement opportunities such as public meetings, open houses, surveys, and events. It also provides quick links to additional online information and services including the Council calendar, town e-newsletter sign up page, Oakville mobile app, and social media channels.

“Connecting with our residents on the issues that matter to them is essential to developing and delivering high-quality services,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “By bringing together all the information residents need to engage with the town all in one place, we’re making it easier than ever to stay connected.”

The creation of the new hub follows the town’s public engagement campaign that launched in the spring. The purpose of the campaign was to collect feedback from the public about the different ways they like to be informed and engaged with the town. Over a three-month period, the town reached out to the community through various online, print, and in person approaches.

“We’re always looking for new, innovative ways to improve livability in Oakville,” said Mayor Burton. “The new engagement hub is just the first step. The feedback we’ve received from residents has been tremendously helpful in identifying new ways to connect with our residents.”

The town interacts with the community on hundreds of projects, studies, initiatives, services and programs every year. Whether we’re creating a new park, looking for feedback on a road improvement study, finding ways to enhance service delivery or customer experience in our facilities, public input supports the town’s efforts to achieve its vision to be the most livable town in Canada.

Residents are encouraged to visit the public engagement hub on a regular basis to access the latest news on our public engagement opportunities.

A report will be presented to Council on the town’s updated public engagement strategy later this fall. Learn more about the town’s commitment to public engagement.