Project Update: Community Priorities Survey

Since this project began at the start of the year, we have been working to understand the emerging priorities for Cambridge residents, community stakeholders, staff and Council. We first checked in with the community through our Community Satisfaction Survey (PDF report) and public launch event in February. After pausing public engagement in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched Phase 2 digital engagement in August Using online surveys, virtual focus groups, and a public Council workshop (which can be viewed here) we have further refined the themes that emerged in Phase 1.

Through it all, we have heard that government transparency, community safety and addressing social issues are top priorities for community members. Cambridge is a lower-tier municipality within the Region of Waterloo, and each level of government has different roles and responsibilities. In Cambridge, the areas of public health, community services, police services, social planning and community housing are all led by the Region, but there are still things we can do that can assist in making positive changes in these areas.

Today, we’ve launched a brief survey aimed at understanding what actions the City should take in order to do its part to improve and address these priority issues in our community. Please help us shape the next steps of our strategic planning process and “Tell Us About: Community Priorities”.

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