British Columbians invited to GovTogether

GovTogetherBC will also make it easy for people to give their feedback in a number of different ways

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

transparent.

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

environment.

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:

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc

* See how to use the site at: http://youtu.be/b_gD5iP8oSI