Meaningful stakeholder consultation is important in shaping the outcome of this study. The Project Team has developed a comprehensive consultation program that will:
- Provide stakeholders with access to study information in a timely manner that enables them to provide input and participate in a meaningful way.
- Engage the broader community and consider all input and differing points of view.
- Promote a cooperative and productive consultation environment that recognizes the value of dialogue and that everyone may not agree with every decision.
The consultation program will utilize innovative strategies and methods to maximize the outreach and engagement of study stakeholders. It will include Public Information Centres, Community Workshops, as well as meetings with municipal and agency staff, members of the public and Indigenous communities. Notification of all Public Information Centres will be posted on the Home page and Notices page of this website in advance of the events. Information from Public Information Centres, Community Workshops, and Advisory Group meetings will be made available through the website. Refer to the Public Information Centres and Community Workshops page for more details.
A key element of the consultation program will involve the development of Community Value Plans in consultation with members of the local communities. The Community Value Plans will be developed during the preliminary design phase and will feature context sensitive design that will transform community goals and expectations into concrete design proposals. The Community Value Plan process was introduced at Public Information Centre #2, where the Project Team sought preliminary input and identified how members of the community can apply to participate in the Community Value Plan process. The selected applicants will be invited to participate in future Community Workshops, which will focus on the Community Value Plans.