Introduction

Public engagement is the process of gathering feedback from citizens about programs, services and policies that affect their lives. This document can be a useful resource for Ministries when planning a public engagement

A brief history of public engagement 

Starting in 2012, the B.C. government put a concerted emphasis on involving British Columbians in the programs, policies and services that directly affect their lives. As a result, the Citizen Engagement Team was formalized to help ministries create engagement opportunities to meet our commitment to transparent, inclusive and responsive governance. Since then, the B.C. government has talked to citizens about a variety of topics that impact their lives through a variety of channels.

By providing options of ways to take part, we can be more inclusive of diverse perspectives. Some of the ways we have engaged include: