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.

MARCH 19, 2020: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, North Cowichan has cancelled all Regular Council, Committee of the Whole (COW) and Committee meetings, Public Hearings, and has placed a 90-day postponement on all public engagement processes underway or scheduled to be undertaken as a precautionary measure.

Council will only hold emergency meetings electronically for the foreseeable future. The notice for any such a meeting shall identify the place where the public may attend to hear, or watch and hear, the proceedings. However, as this will be an electronic meeting, members of the public will be asked to provide their input or ask a question about an agenda item in advance of the meeting, and in writing to the Manager, Legislative Services at info@northcowichan.ca (must be received at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting).

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

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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!