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PlaceSpeak Topic Profile: Vancouver School Board


From time to time, we will be featuring some of the projects that have been hosted on PlaceSpeak to give you and idea of the different ways that PlaceSpeak is being used in the community.

Vancouver School Board: Our Future

Vancouver School Board Logo

Project Description

Our Future is designed to be an ongoing web presence where community members can find a wide range of information about Vancouver schools. The website is the graphical access to a centralized data warehouse of information about Vancouver Schools.

Geographic Scope

City of Vancouver


September – Pilot Begun
November 2011 – present. (7 months, ongoing)


PlaceSpeak Contribution

PlaceSpeak provided an online platform including a survey and dialogue about international enrollment and cross-boundary applications. PlaceSpeak also served the City of Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation division by soliciting feedback on the use of public facilities close to schools and in neighbourhoods.

Project Outcome

The directions obtained from this input were used to create a framework for consultation that will continue to occur both in public meetings and online through PlaceSpeak.

Key Analytics

  • 362 participants
  • 1,904 unique page views
  • 308 survey responses
  • 11 generated discussion comments with 115 views


Integration with the VSB website, including instructions, widgets and social media icons, enabling multiple connection methods and increased participation levels



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