A good source for debates and research papers, particularly if you are not able to find a current book on a topic. Pros, cons and background information for over 800 hot topics in politics, the environment, healthcare and more.
On the Web
Government of Canada's report on current state of citizen engagement. The first section focuses on the types of groups that people participate in and how often they participate. The second section looks at various forms of political participation: voting, volunteering for a political party, boycotting or choosing a particular product for ethical reasons, and signing petitions.
Visit the West Vancouver District's "Be Involved" page for information about volunteering, joining committees and groups, and current engagement initiatives and opportunities.
Elections BC is an independent and non-partisan Office of the Legislature. Provides a wealth of provincial and local information for voters, including voter education and registration, referenda and plebiscites, and statistics.
This site is the home of the Government of British Columbia’s citizen engagement activities. Browse engagement projects by categories like transportation, government, health & safety, and environmental protection. Add your voice to current conversations and find out how public input collected through past citizen engagement projects has informed government decisions, policy and legislation.
A site created to engage British Columbians on the 2018 electoral reform referendum. Learn about different voting systems ("first past the post", proportional respresentation, etc.) and take the online questionnaire by Feb. 28th to help shape the upcoming referendum.
westvancouverITE is an online forum for community outreach and engagement. It provides citizens a convenient way to participate in important community consultation. Learn about the issues, read what others are saying, and post your own response. The feedback received will be reviewed by District staff and Council and incorporated into the decision-making process.