Community Engagement

A wide variety of community engagement activities were held throughout the review process to ensure that as many people as possible had the opportunity to provide input to help shape the new Official Community Plan. Feedback was gathered through open houses, workshops, focus group sessions, ‘pop-up’ engagement events, and paper and electronic surveys.The following is a summary of the Community Engagement undertaken throughout the Official Community Plan review.

  1. Phase 1
  2. Phase 2
  3. Phase 3

Phase 1: Process Launch and Background Data Collection (April ro July 2015)

  • Online Outreach: Major OCP related events and announcements were regularly posted on the City’s official Facebook page and Twitter feed.
  • Pop-Up Engagement: The City established an “Imagine White Rock 2045” booth on the Farmers’ Market opening day on May 24, 2015. This booth provided an informal venue for the community to ask questions and interact with staff and to receive and submit copies of the Visioning Survey. City staff also interacted with citizens at the White Rock Fire and Police Safety Fair on May 30, 2015.
  • Visioning Fair (May 24, 2015): The Visioning Fair was the first major public event in the OCP Review process. Held at the Community Centre, the Fair included more than 20 display boards and consultation activities designed to generate discussion and feedback regarding the future of White Rock. It’s estimated that more than 200 people attended the event.
  • Visioning Survey (May 13 to June 17, 2015): The purpose of the Visioning Survey was to begin developing an understanding of how citizens and stakeholders would like to see White Rock evolve and grow over the next 30 years. Results of the survey was presented to Council at the end of Phase 1. The Survey (paper and electronic) closed on June 17.