Civic Engagement Table

The Civic Engagement Table (CET) brings together community partners and residents to work with City Council to enhance the health and well-being of Ottawa communities. To do so, members of the table seek to build the capacity of community leaders, Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres (CHRC) and community partners to engage city decision makers using various strategies and raising issues identified by residents and community partners.  


Purpose of the Table:

  • Accompany Making Voices Count project co-sponsored by CHRC and City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) to foster long-term civic engagement at the municipal level in low-income neighbourhoods and among people living in poverty.

  • As a table of convergence, organizations, agencies and residents share the one aim of increasing civic engagement at the municipal level and enhancing the well-being of marginalized communities.  A given organization or agency engages in the specific issues or approaches that are within the scope of their own mandate.

  • Strategize on the key municipal issues that will increase quality of life for communities, drawing upon the Canadian Index of Well-Being.

  • On occasion, address issue arising at the provincial and federal levels of government when they have an impact on the key issues  of focus.

  • Organizations and individuals take away insights from the civic engagement table as they develop their own messaging and strategies.

  • Support putting into place identified strategies for raising issues of concern to city decision makers.

  • Point people or sub-groups may take on specific tasks or issues.


Partners at the Table: