There are three proposed phases of public engagement as part of the review process, each with opportunities for all Winnipeggers to participate.
The first phase is called Understanding What’s Important and Imagining the Future. We will share our understanding of how the current plan might be improved, and gather opinions on what is important to community members. This involves gathering supporting information, as well as hosting conversations to understand community values. We will attend community events and festivals, plan focused discussions, and provide ways for you to be involved through this website.
Phase Two, Confirming the Vision and Exploring Possibilities, will involve analyzing existing policies in the plan, and figuring out how these policies can better reflect the input received in Phase One. We will report back on what we heard in Phase One, lead focused discussions on specific topics, and offer continued online engagement opportunities.
Phase Three, Finalizing the Plan, will include updating OurWinnipeg (and potentially other city plans like Complete Communities) based on the work done and feedback from phases one and two. This will involve a final check back on the information we heard, and ways to give final comments on the draft plan.
Throughout the review, a Community Advisory Committee made up of Winnipeg residents will give advice about community-based issues, public engagement activities, city-wide priorities, and other OurWinnipeg related issues. This committee will also help us connect with as many networks and community members as possible.
Following the three phases of the review, there is a formal approval process which involves a public hearing. The final step in the process will be to implement the plan. To be successful, implementing the plan will require support from citizens, community groups, networks, the private sector, and other governmental bodies.