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The City of Thunder Bay is guided by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2 ) Spectrum of Public Participation. We will be clear: What is the goal. What are we hoping for? What can you expect? Learn more about our Public Engagement Framework.

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Open engagements

Let's Talk Budget

Let's Talk Budget

Have your say in the 2019 budget. Mark your calendar and join us Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at the Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S. Tell us what is important to you and learn about the City budget.

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Live on the Waterfront Survey

If you attended any of the Live on the Waterfront events this summer, take five minutes to complete our feedback survey.

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Movie Nights on the Waterfront Survey

If you attended any of the Movie Nights on the Waterfront this summer, take five minutes to complete our feedback survey.

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Past engagements

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Designated Truck Route Public Open House

A Public Open House on the development of the new Designated Truck Route was held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre. The information gathered at this session will help to inform a report on the development of a designated truck route for the City. Thank you to all those who attended and shared their input. 

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Woodcrest Park Concept Plan Open House

Have your say on the Woodcrest Park Concept Plan. The City has been working to create a concept plan that will help guide the future development of Woodcrest Park, and is looking for resident input. A Public Open House to discuss the plan will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 pm, at Woodcrest Public School, 867 Woodcrest Rd.

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Development of Parkdale Park Open House

An Open House was held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 pm at Parkdale Park. The session invited input on the development of Parkdale Park. The City is working to create a concept plan that will help guide the future development of Parkdale Park, and welcomed resident input.

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Public Engagement Framework

A public engagment framework was developed through consultation with more than 250 people who shared their views on the best way to engage in the development of City programs, services and policies. The draft framework was made available for public review and input from July 23 - Aug. 20. Read the citizen input and how the framework was adapted to reflect these comments.

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Proposed Chapples Park Indoor Turf Facility

The City is considering a proposed indoor turf facility at Chapples Park. The business concept plan for an indoor turf facility was developed by Soccer Northwest Ontario (SNO), the local sport governing body for soccer in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, through community engagement and in partnership with City. 

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Website User Testing

The City has recently launched our new website. We are continually looking at ways we can improve the new site to best meet user needs. A website user testing session was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, to provide feedback on the new site. Based on the feedback the website will continue to be adapted to best meet the needs of citizens.

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Citizen Satisfaction Survey 

Conducted every two years by telephone, the statistically valid survey seeks input from citizens on City services and their thoughts on priorities. It includes a wide range of topics including the most important issues facing the community, quality of life, importance of and satisfaction with municipal services, and communication needs.

Past Citizen Satisfaction Surveys 

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