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Burlington Updating the City’s Community Engagement Charter

Community Engagement Charter Update

*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 6, 2023 — The City of Burlington’s Community Engagement Charter is now 10-years old and is in need of an update to reflect the growing and changing needs of the community.

The Charter is an agreement between Burlington City Council and Burlington residents. It supports better access to your local government. It also outlines the City’s commitments for engaging with people. Engaging people on issues that affect their lives and their city is important. The Charter seeks to make sure that residents can interact with the City in an accessible, inclusive and meaningful way.

There will be many opportunities to engage with City staff this fall about the Burlington Community Engagement Charter. The first opportunity is the Food for Feedback event on Sept. 16, 2023, at Central Park from noon to 4 p.m.

For those who cannot attend an in-person session, the materials will be posted online with questions to answer at

Engagement opportunities

Date: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023
Location: Food for Feedback at Central Park, 2299 New St.
Time: noon to 4 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24 2023
Location: Appleby Arena, Community Room #1
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023
Location: Virtual via Zoom, link on the Get Involved page
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
Location: Haber Community Centre, Community Room #2
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023
Location: Mountainside Arena, Community Room #1
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
Location: Burlington Seniors’ Centre
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

To learn more about the Burlington Community Engagement Charter and details of the public engagement dates, visit

“As part of a growing region, we’re not the same city we were 10 years ago, and it’s time to ensure the Charter is reflective of our community needs and trends. Being able to have a say in your city, neighbourhood or community is the backbone of democracy. It is important this Charter is reflective of that. This document will be reviewed and updated periodically and as needed. I would also like to thank everyone that provided their input into the current Charter.” — Ward 2 Councillor & Deputy Mayor for Community Engagement & Partnerships Lisa Kearns, City of Burlington


In April 2013, Burlington City Council approved the first Burlington Community Engagement Charter. The Charter was created by residents with support from staff. It is an agreement between and among Burlington City Council and the community concerning resident engagement with City government and establishes the commitments, responsibilities, and fundamental concepts of this relationship.

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