To move the City of Red Deer toward its goal of genuine dialogue with citizens on critical issues, MODUS, staff and council co-created a “made-in-Red-Deer” Public Participation Toolbox. Containing a “process design” worksheet and range of tools to support effective public participation, the toolbox supports ongoing learning. It is organized so that a councillor or community member can quickly understand the core concepts of public participation.
"The City of Red Deer has enjoyed working with the very experienced Modus team on several recent high-impact projects, including the development of a Public Participation Toolbox requested by council, a Social Policy Framework, and a strategic review of how we use advisory committees. The team’s towering strength is their ability to understand engagement and how to connect with internal and external stakeholders to inform policymaking and set clear direction. Based on these strengths, I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending them."
— Elaine Vincent, Director of Development Services, City of Red Deer