Learning from New Brunswick: The Public Engagement Initiative

When: Monday, May 12, 2008 - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Where: Fredericton, New Brunswick

This conference brought together members of the policy community from across Canada and beyond to discuss the findings of New Brunswick’s Public Engagement Initiative (PEI) and to mark the launch of the Public Policy Forum’s Crossing Boundaries Governance Program. The conference considered the model’s potential impact on government and governance. Participants heard from individuals who participated in the pilot projects, discussed where and how far the new model can help them address their own governance challenges, and considered how the new Crossing Boundaries Governance Program can best provide advice and support to governments as they experiment with the model.