Wednesday, Sep 29 at 9:30 AM PT / 12:30 PM ET.
For local governments, the fall's arrival means it's time to engage the community on developing next year's budget plan and formulate informed recommendations to be presented to the City Council for approval.
How are local governments getting ready for this particular budgeting season?
Join us in a conversation with two leaders in local government finance who will walk us through what they are focused on this year and what things are particularly standing out for them as they move towards Council approval of the budget in 2021.
How to involve residents in the budgeting process to discover what initiatives will get the most support from your community
See how local government leaders use Ethelo’s Citizen Budget and other tools to make the most out of their engagements.
Discover what's working and not working for other local government leaders in today’s ever-changing world
Each session is full of valuable tools, tips, and resources to help you scale your community engagement and climate action practices. And of course, we record every second of it for you to watch at your leisure.
From establishing Vancouver as the world’s first City of Reconciliation, to promoting green energy and entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities, our speakers shared tips based on their real-life experiences.
Learn how Indigenous communities are leading the way in the climate space and in meaningful, equitable community engagement.
Hear inspiring success stories and practical public engagement tips for moving forward, or even starting, your own community climate action plan.
Learn how Haíłzaqv is using the Carbon Budget platform and other tools to engage its community members, and see how you can move your projects forward too.
How do you educate and engage residents in a way that brings them together in difficult times? You’ll get the when, why and how for having these difficult conversations from our community engagement experts, and come away knowing how to make the most of the results.
Against the backdrop of the 'Help Canada Build Back Better' engagement, we discussed how Canadian cities can make sure that their needs are being heard by the federal government.
What does it mean to be a data-driven city government? Learn how can local governments utilize their data to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Guests from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Results for America explore a new budgeting framework for re-allocating police budgeting resources.
As Canada's 2021 federal budget draws nearer, billions of dollars have been set aside for what hopes to be a robust and resilient pandemic recovery. What will this look like for local governments and their communities?
Learn why climate communications is so important for translating concern into action. Discover how targeted, strategic communications can mobilize your community & help build their support for climate policies and plans.
Five local government leaders across Canada and the United States and three engagement experts share the lessons they learned in 2020 and what community engagement trends they foresee staying prominent into 2021.
Hear from inspiring local government leaders in the United States and Canada who are using local rule-making to move away from oil and gas expansion and to chart a path forward to community health and safety, a just transition to renewable energy, and livable, resilient cities.
See how Ethelo and eDemocracy Solutions (and Batman!) looked at how online democracy technology can help align communities, and empower them to make better decisions, together. Watch this fun and educational session for both community members and local governments.
It’s a tough year to build a budget, and staff presentations to Council can make or break a budget proposal. How can you make sure your presentation really lands? - Get tips, best practices, and lessons learned from former senior government staff & elected officials
Policing is a big issue for local governments from coast to coast to coast. In this second session on police budget reallocation, we dig deeper into the challenges and opportunities created around local conversations pertaining to race, equity, and police reform.
Climate Engagement Experts will discuss how Salt Spring Island meaningfully consulted a representative example of their community to inform an achievable Climate Action Plan with overwhelming public support, in the midst of a pandemic.
Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Smith School of Environment & Enterprise, University of Oxford, walks us through a recent study examining the economics of Green Recovery, followed by a discussion with Tzeporah Berman (climate expert) and Gregor Robertson (Global ambassador of Mayors4Climate).
Across the country, there is a growing call for local governments to reevaluate the size of police budgets and the scope of policing. In this webinar, host Andrea Reimer leads a discussion with elected leaders across Canada to discuss challenges, options and strategies for local governments.
Local government and climate action leaders discuss the impact that lockdowns have had on municipal climate action, and explore the opportunities to move forward as cities begin to reopen.
This session provides tips around legal requirements for online engagement and explores ways to engage the public through online and offline channels, while keeping everyone safe at home.
Government and engagement experts discuss stakeholder and public engagement practices to help local governments make more informed, better budgeting decisions to build stronger communities.
See a walk-through of the project that received the CPRS Gold Prize for Digital Campaign of the Year and the IAP2 Canadian Core Values Award.
Learn from some of the leading thinkers of engagement in Canada about the values and principles that should guide the development and use of democracy tools in the social distancing era.
In this question and answer, we discussed some of the Town of Okotoks's first-hand experiences using engagement technology for a variety of planning purposes.
Discover the 3 steps to take local climate action by using the Municipal Climate Action Kit and how online engagement tools help accomplish climate goals.
Learn about three online tools that are helping local governments align internal stakeholders and engage the public to develop highly-supported budget plans and build healthier, stronger communities.
Learn how local governments, community members and community groups can do more to help make change happen faster and more effectively through public engagement.
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