Improving Civic Engagement

A community that is connected with its political leaders is a community that creates and benefits from strong and supportive policies. Unfortunately, that is not something that has been very successful at the municipal level, and especially here on the North Shore. We have only scratched the surface of what can be done and we need to look a more ways to engage to get an inclusive North Vancouver:

- advance digital engagement, especially on social media platforms to connect with younger community members

- reach out to schools to engage students on the importance of civic participation, and to recruit co-op students and inspire future leaders

- host council sessions, workshops and townhalls, with Mayor and Council, across the community to engage residents who may be too busy to look up how to get involved

- host townhalls in community meeting places, like local pubs, restaurants, and town centres

- ensure the continuation of print media, information and advertising to reach residents on all platforms

- make two days of voting to improve turnout

- guarantee childcare at all municipal meetings

- my personal commitment: host community info sessions at least twice a month to inform residents and be accessible to all

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