Depending on the scope of the project, there may be several approvals needed prior to launching a citizen engagement initiative. In some large cross-government projects such as the BC Liquor Policy Review or Red Tape Reduction for British Columbians, a number of approvals were required; these could range from Ministry Executive, cross-government committees such as the Service Delivery Board, the Deputy Minister’s Committees, GCPE Executive, Cabinet Committees, Caucus, Minister’s Office, Parliamentary Secretary’s Office and/or the Premier’s Office.
Projects do not always require this level of approval but it is important to determine which approvals will be required ahead of time. It is also important to remember that these approvals take time, and should be built into any project plan and its timeline. Your Communications Shop Director and the Citizen Engagement Team will help you to facilitate the required approvals for your project.