Community engagement


In Kitchener, we believe an engaged community is a happy community.

We're proud to say our residents play an active role in our decisions related to local issues. After all, our choices directly affect them, so they should have a say in these outcomes.

We regularly engage our residents, local businesses and community organizations through:

  • the sharing of information,
  • consultation on specific projects, and
  • ongoing participation in the development of city policies, strategies and plans for strategic investments.

We've also launched a new online community engagement portal - EngageKitchener. Through this portal, you'll find all of the projects we're currently looking for input on, as well as updates on recent public consultations.

Community engagement review

Recently, we engaged hundreds of residents, staff and stakeholders to review our community engagement practices. The review assessed our efforts, identified gaps, challenges and opportunities -- and provided suggested approaches to address problems.

A final report on the review has been approved by city council; learn more by reviewing our:

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Ross at 519-741-2200, ext. 7058.

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