The Town of Coaldale values the community’s input on matters of civic importance and recognizes the critical role meaningful dialogue holds in decision-making processes undertaken by Town Council. Over the years, we have been refining our robust engagement process to ensure that we are utilizing the most sophisticated and effective methods for distributing information and collecting public input on important information including major projects and financial data.
As outlined in the Town's Public Participation Policy No. C-017-0618 (2017), we closely follow the International Association of Public Particpation's (IAP2) guidelines for any public participation process to make sure we execute the best and most current engagement practices.
Let's Connect Coaldale
Let's Connect is Coaldale's one-stop-shop for community engagement. Here, you can connect with us on topics in your community that matter most to you at any time, from anywhere. Let's Connect is designed to make it easy for you to learn about projects and initiatives in Coaldale, discuss important topics, provide feedback and contribute to the future of your community.
Click HERE to explore Let's Connect Coaldale.
Questica is designed to build transparency and trust by communicating complex information with easy-to-read visuals. This program allows us to showcase financial and non-financial data with interactive charts, tables, and graphics with descriptive text, and informational pop-ups. You can easily find information you want and need to know about the Town's plans and major projects in the community.
Click HERE to explore Questica OpenBook.
Over the 2017-2021 Council term, Town Council has approved FIVE citizen working groups. These working groups play a vital role in ensuring direct citizen participation and feedback in a number of key projects.
Mountain Bike Park Working Group (formed in 2021)
Accessibility Working Group (formed in 2020)
Arena Enhancement Working Group (formed in 2020)
Town Plan Working Group (formed in 2018)
Sports and Recreation Working Group (formed in 2017)
Community Dialogue Toolkit
The Community Dialogue Toolkit is intended to help facilitate community engagement and public participation between the Town of Coaldale, public and private organizations, and all members of the community. Public participation is essential for a healthy community because it creates opportunities for meaningful discussion and feedback. Inviting community members and stakeholders to participate in the conversation about important decisions also increases the legitimacy of the outcome and provides a deeper understanding of the lived impacts the outcome will have on key stakeholders. The Community Dialogue Toolkit is designed to support engagement opportunities and help create a roadmap for effective conversation.
Click HERE to explore the Community Dialogue Toolkit.
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