Discuss, debate and propose solutions to build healthier places in your community.
A policy symposium provides an opportunity for citizens to engage with one another in thoughtful dialogue to “discuss, debate and resolve issues of importance to our families, communities, and our city”. Respectful dialogue to create policies assumes that the decisions made are more effective and more just since everyone affected by those decisions is heard and considered.
“Conventional wisdom assumes that policy-making should be left to the experts” (Sustainable Calgary, Citizens Agenda). However, many of us are looking for more meaningful ways to contribute to the policies that affect our everyday life.
This facilitation guide is developed and adapted from Sustainable Calgary's Policy Symposium and Citizens Agenda.