PB Partners are dedicated to community empowerment.
Formed as part of the legacy of the PB Unit, we are experts in the field of Participatory Budgeting(PB). We operate across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and can assist you in developing meangingful community engagement programmes that really ‘make people count’.
The foundation aims to enhance each persons conscious awareness as well as achievement potential by supporting individual development of each person with the goal of personal well-being and the accomplishment of a unified society living in freedom.
Various federal departments and agencies of Canada funded the ChoiceWork Dialogue to learn more about their citizens’ expectations of governments, the private sector, and their communities. The goals that Canadian societies seek to achieve are detailed in a “social contract.” When leaders planned for post-war policies after World War II, a primary result was the birth of a welfare state. By the 1970s, government revenue was unable to sustain the dependent system. The outcome was major changes to trade and economic policy.
An online consultation or e-consultation is the use of electronic computing and communication technologies in consultation processes. Online consultations can be effective tools in encouraging participation and gathering responses to consultation documents and social policy issues as part of a broader range of methodologies. This form of participation has no minimum or maximum amount of individuals who can participate. It also usually allows participants the freedom of selecting what time to engage in participation and how often.
The case study features online consultations and in person hearings intended to reform the mental health, mental illness and addiction services in the Canadian healthcare system. The study, conducted by The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, includes four reports. The final report made 118 recommendations to reform the mental health and illness and addiction services.
As required by the government of Ontario to involve residents in the decision making process concerning their health care systems after the passing of the Local Health System Integration Act in 2006, the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) launched the community engagement phase of their Clinical Services Roadmap project in March of 2011. The project was initiated to gain community feedback and strengthen the health care system in South East Ontario. Residents submitted their opinions concerning seven central focus areas of clinical services in the form on a workbook over an eight week period. The results from the project were incorporated in to the South East LHIN decisions involving services and allocations.
The Oregon’s Kitchen Table key objective is to provide a neutral, non bias space for Oregonians to participate in deliberation that will lead to effective decision making. This organization wants all Oregonian voices to be heard. Majority of people want to be a part of the decision making process, but don’t know where to start. As well, there are people who know how to share their opinions and take part in the decision making process, but don’t always feel like their voices are being heard.