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Tuesday, August 11th at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM UTC

Duration: 1 hour          Cost: Free

Salt Spring Island, BC recently piloted a revolutionary new platform and engagement process which empowered residents to give meaningful input in their community's Climate Action Plan. The Ethelo platform helped overcome polarization, and the micro-targeted public engagement ensured input was gathered from community members beyond the ‘usual suspects'.

Over 10% of the population participated in the engagement and also contributed over 5000 comments and ideas that will help shape public policy going forward.

In this webinar, climate engagement experts will discuss how Salt Spring meaningfully consulted their community to inform an achievable Climate Action Plan with overwhelming public support, in the midst of a pandemic.

Why Join?

  • See how you can engage residents in meaningful ways, even while social distancing.
  • Learn how micro-targeted communication strategies make community engagement meaningful and equitable.
  • Get actionable tips and learn about tools for better community engagement.

Check out the previous sessions

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. 

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The Case For a Green Recovery

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).



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Police Budget Reallocation

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.

Squamish 101 Webinar

Squamish 101

Learn more about the Squamish Nation and how local governments can better work with indigenous communities.  

How to keep your climate action plans on track throughout COVID

How to keep your climate action plan on track throughout COVID

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.


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Bridging the Digital Divide During Physical Distancing

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.

Adapt your municipality's budget in a time of crisis

Adapting your municipality's budget in a time of crisis

Government and engagement experts discuss stakeholder and public engagement practices to help local governments make more informed, better budgeting decisions to build stronger communities.

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How engagement consultants used Ethelo for meaningful online engagement

- and won two major awards

You'll 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. 


Effective Grant Writing 101

Effective Grant Writing 101

 Our special guest and funding expert, Andrew Kemp shares 11 tips for local governments to effectively and efficiently access government funding programs.


Democracy in a time of Physical Distancing

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.

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Practical lessons: How online engagement can strengthen your community planning process

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.



The Climate Caucus Three-Step Climate Action Plan for Local GovernmentsThursday January 23, 12_00 PM PST_ 3_00 PM EST (3)

The Climate Caucus Three-Step Climate Action Plan for Local Governments

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.

Three Powerful Solutions to Achieve Budget Consensus

Three Powerful Solutions to Achieve Budget Consensus

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.

Top Ten Questions About Carbon Budgets and Public Engagement

Top Ten Questions About Carbon Budgets and Public Engagement

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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"Very informative webinar, I really appreciated the clarity they brought to the subject. I'm looking forward to seeing what they cover next."

Paul Butterfield

Engineering technologist,

District of Sooke

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