Shape Burlington was established in November 2009. Its objective is to engage the voice, viewpoints, and concerns of the people of Burlington, Ontario, in a discussion as to new methods of involving people in city affairs. It aims to find better ways to listen to the people, and to ensure they are a part of discussions and decisions that affect them.
'Shape Burlington' is the public name of the Mayor's Citizen Committee on Civic Engagement initiated by Mayor Cam Jackson. The committee was selected by the Co-chairs and works independently of the mayor to achieve its objectives. Through its consultation process and research, the Committee will present a report of its findings to the Mayor, City Council, and the public.
Shape Burlington will provide a report to the mayor, council and people of Burlington in April 2010.
As part of its work, Shape Burlington has instituted a discussion forum on its website along with use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Delicious in an attempt to demonstrate and test out new methods of communication with citizens.