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Public Call for Applications: OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee

The City of Winnipeg (City) is accepting applications for the OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee (advisory committee) membership. OurWinnipeg is the City of Winnipeg's municipal development plan that sets the vision for the next 25 years and provides direction in key focus areas. Advisory committee members will help shape the foundation of Winnipeg's future development priorities as the City undertakes the review of the plan.

As part of the review process, the advisory committee will:

  • Advise the Urban Planning Division on community-based issues, public engagement activities, city-wide priorities, and other OurWinnipeg related issues;
  • Explore and refine guiding principles, gaps or opportunities in policies, programs, priorities, and resource allocation in the OurWinnipeg review, as identified by the Public Service, public engagement activities, or background studies;
  • Build relationships with specific sectors, networks and community members to reach members of the general public who have typically been underrepresented in past planning processes to participate in a meaningful way.

Winnipeg residents interested in participating in membership to the advisory committee are asked to submit an application to be considered for selection, no later than June 7, 2017.

Click the "Engage" tab for details on how to apply.

 

Project Timeline

Timeline

Note: Meetings will be held at a frequency that is necessary to conduct the business of the advisory committee(approximately once per month) for the duration of the OurWinnipeg review process, anticipated to take between one to two years starting in June 2017. A meeting schedule will be discussed by the advisory committee at the first meeting, and subsequent meetings will be confirmed at each meeting.

Timeline

Background

OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy was adopted by City Council on July 20, 2011. The plan took effect on August 17, 2011, replacing Plan Winnipeg 2020 as the official development plan guiding growth and change for the city.

OurWinnipeg is a plan that guides development for 25 years and requires regular public input to review the goals, policies and guidelines intended to direct all physical, social, environmental and economic development now and into the future. Community advisory groups are one way to gain feedback from a small group of community volunteers who represent a wide range of interests, views and experience and support decision-making processes.

On October 26, 2016, City Council initiated the five-year review of OurWinnipeg. The review calls for the establishment of an advisory committee to serve as a sounding board throughout the OurWinnipeg review process.

The advisory committee will be composed of up to 14 community members with experience in areas such as the environment, housing, poverty reduction, and development, and will be active from June 2017 to spring 2019. Committee membership selection will seek equitable representation that reflects the diversity of Winnipeg residents.

Committee members will be expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings as needed (approximately once per month), attend OurWinnipeg public engagement events, communicate with the project team, and review materials necessary to conduct the business of the committee. The time commit is approximately 5-6 hours per month over the duration of the OurWinnipeg review process.

A meeting schedule will be discussed by the advisory committee at the first meeting, and subsequent meetings will be confirmed at each meeting.

To learn about how the advisory committee will function, please go to the "Documents" tab to read the Terms of Reference.

Engage

Call for Applications
Please consider applying to be an OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee member, or encourage someone you know to apply. Complete an application and email it to speakup@winnipeg.ca (with “OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee” in subject line), or mail it to/drop it off at:

OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee Applications
c/o Urban Planning Division, Plan Implementation Branch
City of Winnipeg Planning Property and Development
15 - 30 Fort Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X5

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Please note that meetings will be conducted in English. The time commitment to participate will require about 5-6 hours per month. Please specify in your application form if you require any accessibility accommodation in order to participate on the committee.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is OurWinnipeg?

OurWinnipeg is Winnipeg's Development Plan By-law adopted by City Council.

The Complete Communities Direction Strategy is a Secondary Plan by-law adopted by City Council, which describes the City's land use and development strategy. It is one of four Direction Strategies supporting OurWinnipeg. The primary focus of Complete Communities is to describe Winnipeg's physical characteristics and provide a strategy for accommodating growth and development in the City over the next 25 years.

Date added: May 15, 2017

Why review the OurWinnipeg municipal plan?

The City of Winnipeg Charter Act, Section 226(1) requires a review of the municipal development plan at least once every five years after re-adoption or replacement of the plan. The primary reasons to review and update OurWinnipeg are to:

  • Continually improve the functionality of the development plan and direction strategies;
  • Make changes based on evaluation of what is working well or not; and to,
  • Better align the vision, needs and priorities of Winnipeg residents.

Ongoing communication with Winnipeg residents is important to build stronger relationships, set and measure goals, review policies and guidelines and make recommendations that will shape and improve the physical, social, environmental and economic development now and into the future.

Date added: May 15, 2017

What is the time commitment for committee members?

Advisory committee members will be expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings as needed (approximately once per month), attend OurWinnipeg public engagement events, communicate with the project team, and review materials necessary to conduct the business of the committee. The time commit is approximately 5-6 hours/month from June 2017 to February 2019, the duration of the OurWinnipeg review process.

A meeting schedule will be discussed by the advisory committee at the first meeting and subsequent meetings will be confirmed at each meeting. Advance notice will be provided as soon as possible.

Date added: May 15, 2017

Who should apply to become a member of the advisory committee?

We invite participation from Winnipeg community members who have experience in community design, business, development, environmental sustainability, transportation, health, community development, affordable housing, arts, cultural and recreation, education, and poverty reduction.

We also encourage people from diverse backgrounds and communities to participate, reflecting the diversity of our city along lines of gender, income levels, ages, geographic areas of Winnipeg, Indigenous and newcomer communities, people with disabilities, people of colour, and the LGBT2SQ+ community.

Date added: May 15, 2017

Are there other ways to be involved in the OurWinnipeg review process if you are not selected as a member of the advisory committee?

Yes. The advisory committee is one tool within the Public Engagement Strategy that will be used in the OurWinnipeg review process to gain community feedback. Subscribe to Email News to learn about future opportunities to get involved and for information on City of Winnipeg Public Engagement news and events.

Date added: May 15, 2017

Last update: May 17, 2017