Data

General Issues
Planning & Development
Location
Halton
Ontario
Canada
Scope of Influence
Regional
Links
https://tinyurl.com/y5v6d3rs
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
36
Open to All or Limited to Some?
mixed
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
stratified
Targeted Demographics
Appointed Public Servants
Stakeholder Organizations
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Facilitate decision-making
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Citizens' Reference Panel
Civic Lottery
Roundtable Discussion
Sortition
Deliberation
Multi-criteria Decision Analysis
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Ask & Answer Questions
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Written Briefing Materials
Participant Presentations
Decision Methods
General Agreement/Consensus
Idea Generation
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
Regional Government
Type of Funder
Regional Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
No
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in public policy
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials
Appointed Public Servants

CASE

Halton Region Citizens’ Reference Panel on Strategic Priorities 2015

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General Issues
Planning & Development
Location
Halton
Ontario
Canada
Scope of Influence
Regional
Links
https://tinyurl.com/y5v6d3rs
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
36
Open to All or Limited to Some?
mixed
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
stratified
Targeted Demographics
Appointed Public Servants
Stakeholder Organizations
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Facilitate decision-making
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Citizens' Reference Panel
Civic Lottery
Roundtable Discussion
Sortition
Deliberation
Multi-criteria Decision Analysis
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Ask & Answer Questions
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Written Briefing Materials
Participant Presentations
Decision Methods
General Agreement/Consensus
Idea Generation
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Type of Organizer/Manager
Regional Government
Type of Funder
Regional Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
No
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in public policy
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials
Appointed Public Servants

After the successful 2011 citizens' reference panel, Halton Region commissioned MASS LBP to develop another 36-resident panel to inform its 2015-2018 Strategic Action Plan on citizen's concerns and priorities.


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Problems and Purpose 

Background History and Context 

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities 

Participant Recruitment and Selection 

Methods and Tools Used 

This case is an example of a Citizens' Reference Panel, which refers to "a non-compulsory public jury used in Canada to provide policy advice to public and elected officials. They are generally convened by the government or a public agency and typically meet several times over a period of weeks or months to learn about, discuss, and reach agreement (or alignment) on a contentious public issue."[1] 

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

During this reference panel, participants "agreed upon a set of guiding values and shared priorities, which they used as a guide while they reviewed, refined, and commented on the 150 proposed actions of the Draft Strategic Plan. The program also featured a well-attended public roundtable and culminated with a half-day working session with elected members of Council." [2]

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects 

Analysis and Lessons Learned 

See Also 

Halton Region Citizens’ Reference Panel on Strategic Priorities 2011 

Citizens' Reference Panel 

MASS LBP  

References 

[1] Work, MASS LBP, https://www.masslbp.com/work-panels

[2] Reference Panels. MASS LBP. Accessed April 28, 2019, https://www.masslbp.com/refpanels 


External Links 

Recommendations from the Citizens’ Reference Panel on the Halton Region Strategic Action Plan 2015-2018

https://www.halton.ca/Repository/Halton-Region-Strategic-Action-Plan 

Notes