Citizen Engagement for Citizens
Engaging Citizens, Fostering Innovation and Realizing Social Change in the era of Crowdsourcing and Social Media
Never has both the desire and opportunity for citizens to engage with their cities, provincial or national governments and fellow citizens to shape what they look like and how they care for their residents. There are many examples of how citizens are engaging with their cities through social media, crowdsourcing, etc. to make change happen on the street, at the program and at the policy levels. This workshop will look at these examples and discuss the building blocks of leading effective community engagement and open innovation online and offline.
Speaking at the workshop will be Laura Graham-Prentice, VP, Communications & Marketing of the YMCA of Toronto, Tamara Balan, Project Director of the Civic Action Alliance, and Paul Dombowsky of Ideavibes.