The findings show that only 20% of Canadians say they have ever participated in a municipal public consultation, with approximately half (12%) of these respondents saying they have done so in the past two years.
Overall, 77% agree that their experience was a positive one. And while 81% agree that they had adequate opportunity to express their opinions, fewer (56%) think the sponsoring municipality took the feedback into account when making its decisions about next steps.
To learn more about how Canadians have participated in public consultations in the past, how they’d prefer to participate in the future, and what they felt were the main barriers to participation, please download the infographic, or the Municipal World article below.
CHATS 2023: Evolving Consumption Trends in Inflationary Times
In the upcoming release of the 9th edition of Canada CHATS 2023, we mark the continued investigation of Canadians’ consumption habits focused on the evolving social context of eating, diversifying lifestyle beliefs, and shifting situational dynamics.