Guiding Coalition on Public Engagement

Are you interested in how citizens shape decision making in municipal government? Looking for a meaningful way to contribute to your community? The Guiding Coalition on Public Engagement might be just the opportunity you are looking for.

What is the Guiding Coalition?

The Guiding Coalition for Public Engagement fulfills the mandate of the Council Initiative on Public Engagement by:
  • Monitoring the City’s progress on delivering on its public engagement Action Plan through reports and performance measures,
  • Ensuring administrative, public and Council perspectives remain forefront throughout the implementation, and
  • Providing advice and recommendations and acting as a resource for City Administration as it plans and delivers public engagement processes and activities.
Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a group of diverse people with a keen interest in the relationship between governance and public engagement, who are willing to help make Edmonton a city that is shaped by its citizens.

In addition to interest in or experience with public engagement, interest or experience in the following would be considered an asset:

Working with community or civic organizations
Providing advice and recommendations to a large organization
Considering diverse perspectives
Implementing new policies in a large organization 
Developing and implementing work plans
Consensus based decision making
Monitoring, reporting and evaluating outcomes

Time commitment:
  • A two (2) year term that begins in November 2019
  • A minimum of 2 volunteer hours a month
  • Attend 9 regularly scheduled meetings of the Guiding Coalition during the year
  • Additional meetings may be held as required
Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit their application form, resume and two references through volunteer opportunity no later than November 10, 2019.

Please contact at least one week prior to the application deadline if you would like to speak to a current Guiding Coalition member about our work, or the application process.
Interviews will take place in November.  Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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* 1. Applicant Name:

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* 2. Why are you interested in serving on the Guiding Coalition?

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* 3. What unique experience or perspective you feel you would bring to the Guiding Coalition?

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* 4. What skills or experience do you hope to gain as a result of your work with the Coalition?

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* 5. Do you have previous experience with public engagement?

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* 6. Successful applicants will be required to attend at least 9 meetings per year. Will this be an issue for you?

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* 7. Are you currently employed with the City of Edmonton?

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* 8. Do you have any conflict of interest in relation to this role?

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* 9. Will you be able to start a term in November?

Once you have completed the survey please be sure to attached your resume and two references. Applicants who do not attach these documents will not be considered for an interview.

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* 10. Please upload your resume and 2 references as one document.

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Volunteer Waiver

I understand and accept the risks of my volunteer position: I understand that there is an inherent risk of injury which may occur during the course of my volunteer activities with the City of Edmonton.

I am also aware and understand that while volunteering for the City of Edmonton I will be covered by the Workers Compensation Board in the event of being injured during the course of these activities and that I will receive benefits as defined by the Workers Compensation Act.

I hereby release the City of Edmonton, their officers, agents, employees and volunteers from any and all claims or liability for death, personal injury or property damage of any kind incurred by myself or any family member howsoever caused, arising out of, or in the course of, my participation in volunteer activities for the City of Edmonton.

I understand the minimum requirements of your volunteer position:
  • I understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of my volunteer work with the City of Edmonton including the Code of Conduct handbook, volunteer policies as well as the procedures and program guidelines.
  • I understand that all volunteer positions have a three month probationary period and many volunteer positions have minimum and maximum terms.
Your personal information is being collected under the Authority of Section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, and will be used to aid in the volunteer selection process and shared with the selection committee, maintain accurate records of volunteer involvement, and to provide contact information for the program. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, please contact the City Operations, Community Involvement Coordinator, 2nd Floor, Century Place, 9803 102A Avenue, Edmonton AB, T5J 3A3 or 496-5463.