Public Engagement in a Multi-stakeholder World

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Where: IDRC, Ottawa

Public engagement is a new way of thinking about how government works together with stakeholders and ordinary citizens to achieve a wide range of goals that it cannot achieve alone, such as population health, adjustment to climate change, building a highly skilled labour force or national security. This seminar looked seriously at the idea that a new generation of public processes is on the horizon. Ones that contrast sharply with traditional consultation processes, which are increasingly a part of the problem, rather than the solution.

As part of its Crossing Boundaries Governance Program, the Public Policy Forum has given this seminar over forty times across the country and around the world, since 2007.