City Makers: You are invited to a citizen chat

City Makers: You are invited to a citizen chat
Posted on September 27, 2014 | Citizens Academy | Written on September 27, 2014
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October 1st. You're Invited!

Cynicism about politics can be disheartening. Cities are complex. We face many challenges including poverty, the need for innovation, and improving sustainability. And yet, citizenry is alive at the grassroots level. People are interested in making change, re-shaping democracy, and working together to shape our future.
Local government matters a lot. And so do you and your ideas.
It's time for a new conversation about what kind of city we want to live in and what what kind of actions will move us in that direction.
Join other passionate, caring, and creative citizens like yourself to exchange ideas and think big for Ottawa in the @1125 innovation lab. Everyone is welcome. What we come up with will feed into a broader document which will be shared with the city as a reflection of citizen priorities and ideas. Some knowledgeable city influencers and experts will be on hand to share how city priorities are set and how you can influence them.
The Conversation begins at 5:30pm
Guest Speakers share insights at 6:30pm
The Conversation continues at 7:30pm
Light refreshments will be served. Your donations will help to offset the costs.
This event has been inspired by our Citizen Chats toolkit - download it here for free.

Looking forward to this gathering of City Makers!


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In the fall of 2013, Citizens Academy offered a first Civics Boot Camp in English over the course of five weeks. The first three sessions were devoted to municipal governance, budgeting and land use planning. The... More