Our office works with government departments and agencies to plan, design and implement public engagement activities, including in person, virtual and online processes.
Engaging the public can inform and improve public policy. This guide outlines our public engagement best practices. The guide includes tips and suggestions on how to design and host a meaningful and effective engagement session. It helps answer questions such as:
- When should our organization engage the public?
- What sort of activity will help me gather the information, advice and insights our organization needs?
- How do we plan a public engagement?
- How can we design a meaningful engagement activity?
If you are considering holding a public engagement, please contact us.
We also encourage you to download these templates to help you identify the stakeholders for your public engagement:
- Our template for generating a stakeholder list
- Our graph to map your stakeholders
- Our table to begin assessing the engagement needs of your stakeholders
We also encourage you to check out:
Inclusive Public Engagement Policy
All public bodies are required to ensure their public engagement activities are inclusive and accessible for all people. This policy helps prepare, plan, and hold engagement sessions that are barrier-free. It is important to ensure that diverse perspectives are gathered in any public engagement. Barrier-free engagement sessions help increase participation.