Engage!

North Cowichan is committed to transparency and public involvement in local government processes. This commitment is described in more detail in the Council Communications Plan, which was adopted in 2012.

Attend a Council Meeting

A great way to get engaged is to attend a Council meeting. The 2020 Council Calendar [PDF - 131 KB] has been approved; however, please check the live event calendar for any last-minute changes.

APRIL 29, 2020: Council decided to resume Regular Council meetings beginning on May 6. These meetings will take place electronically, and are live-streamed here (click on "Live Stream Viewer"). 

Input about an agenda item?

Public Input takes place near the beginning of each Council Meeting. Because residents are unable to attend meetings in person at this time, input and comments about agenda items can be emailed to Agenda@northcowichan.ca up to 30 minutes before the start of each meeting. The input will be circulated to Mayor and Council, and also read aloud during this portion of the meeting.

Questions about the Council meeting?

Question Period takes place near the end of each Council Meeting. A 10-minute recess will take place to give the public an opportunity to submit their questions by email regarding the matters included in the agenda to QP@northcowichan.ca. The Council meeting will resume after the 10-minute recess, and your questions will read out in the order they are received.

Please visit www.northcowichan.ca/COVID19 for the latest information on the municipality’s response to COVID-19.

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PlaceSpeak

In 2017, North Cowichan began using PlaceSpeak, an online location-based citizen engagement platform, for consulting with residents on an on-going basis. 

PlaceSpeak is transforming the way people interact with local decision-makers. Not everyone can attend in-person open houses and council meetings, and with PlaceSpeak it is possible for us to genuinely communicate online with local residents.

North Cowichan residents are encouraged to sign up today: www.placespeak.com. Receive timely notifications of initiatives in your area and neighbourhood, provide feedback based on where you live, and influence decisions in a meaningful way!