Public Engagement

Each week, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) makes decisions that affect the lives of tens of thousands of people who live, work and play in the Cowichan region. That’s why public engagement is such a critical part of the decision-making process. When we take the time to invite the insights, ideas, and aspirations of our citizens, we ensure that the outcomes of our decisions reflect the vision, values, and needs of the whole community.

Our Public Engagement Policy establishes a formal approach for the CVRD to develop and execute engagement plans on a case-by-case basis. Our Public Engagement Guide provides the framework that our staff use to determine when engagement is required, the level of public participation and influence, and the design and implementation of a meaningful engagement process.

We encourage all residents of the CVRD to explore what opportunities are currently available for public participation and engagement in local and regional governance.