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New Opportunities to Provide Feedback on Federal Government Issues

Federal government departments are increasingly recognizing the importance of going beyond traditional means of engaging Canadians on important issues. Currently, many consultations request that public feedback be submitted via email or mail. While surveys

3 Online Citizen Engagement Lessons from the Cowichan Valley Regional District

At last year’s UBCM Convention, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) received the Community Excellence Award, Best Practices in Organizational Development & Improvements, for their region-wide approach to citizen engagement. The CVRD wanted to reach

PlaceSpeak at the Code for Canada 2018 Showcase

The two biggest levers for improving people’s lives at scale are technology and government. What happens when we bring them together? PlaceSpeak was honoured to be included in Code for Canada's 2018 Showcase, which

In Conversation With: Mario Canseco

Each month, PlaceSpeak presents a Q&A with experts in public engagement and civic technology. This month, we spoke with Mario Canseco, the President of Research Co. Mario has analyzed and conducted public opinion research for more than

PlaceSpeak, Privacy, and the GDPR

By now, most are familiar with the Cambridge Analytica revelations, where a third-party company was able to access the personal information of over 87 million Facebook users and target political advertising during the 2016 US presidential