A new website that brings together all of government’s
public engagement opportunities in a single location and encourages
British Columbians to become more involved in their communities was
announced recently by Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens’
Services and Open Government.
GovTogetherBC is a user-friendly site that was developed as part of the
B.C. government’s ongoing commitment to make government more open and
By making government’s current public consultations and dialogues
searchable by keyword, topic, location and type of engagement tools,
users will be able to quickly find what they’re looking for. Other key
features include a map that shows the location of engagements
throughout the province and options to receive updates on new projects
by email subscription or RSS feeds. Content on the GovTogetherBC site
will also be available on www.data.gov.bc.ca as open data.
GovTogetherBC also features results from past engagement projects.
Using the search function, people can find out how previous
consultations were performed, how many submissions we received, and
link to the full results.
For those who are interested in getting more involved in their
community, GovTogetherBC makes it easier to find volunteer and
leadership opportunities. Users can filter the opportunities based on
the areas they’re interested in, for example mentoring, safety and the
As it evolves, GovTogetherBC will also make it easy for people to give
their feedback in a number of different ways, such as through surveys.
* Listen, get informed, get involved, and speak up at:
* See how to use the site at: http://youtu.be/b_gD5iP8oSI