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A proposal / plan for engaging citizens of Sault Ste. Marie in the upcoming municipal election. Can easily be applied to other communities. Led by ChangeCamp Sault - http://sault.changecamp.ca

A proposal / plan for engaging citizens of Sault Ste. Marie in the upcoming municipal election. Can easily be applied to other communities. Led by ChangeCamp Sault - http://sault.changecamp.ca

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Election Cafés 2010 Election Cafés 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • Election Cafés 2010 Fun, engaging conversations between citizens and electoral candidates about the issues that matter
  • In an age of participation We need new models of engagement, where everyone can participate equally, where innovation and creativity can thrive
  • 1st Came ChangeCamp One day event where those present set the agenda, meeting in small groups around topics that mattered most to them. Energizing, inspiring.
  • Then ChangeSalon... Conversations build on each Innovative yet simple methodology for as people move between other hosting conversations about questions that matter. groups, cross-pollinate ideas, discover new insights into Conversations link & build on each other as people most important. move questions/issues between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, discover new insights into questions/issues most important. As process, World Café can evoke & make visible collective intelligence of citizens, increasing people’s capacity for effective action in pursuit of common aims.
  • Introducing Election Café
  • Civic Speed Dating Fast, focused conversations Experience how candidates - listen - work collaboratively - share knowledge, passion
  • Dream, Build, Prioritize We also get some work done. Together we decide what kind of community we want, concrete steps to get there. Candidates learn what matters most.
  • Why Election Café? Help election candidates & citizens better understand community priorities. Help citizens decide who to vote for by experiencing how candidates work with citizens and each other Move from traditional electoral debates generating heat to open, participatory ones full of creative, social fun Engage people in local politics, in this election, feeling their participation makes a difference.
  • Project Scope Series of events: west end, central, east end, online Host organizing team(s) do: event promotion, planning, hosting, processing ChangeCamp provides: Event design, facilitation, analysis support provided Events held in October
  • Next Step Community creates an organizing team for each event: ward candidate teams, organizations, citizens Contact: Email: sault@changecamp.ca Web: http://sault.changecamp.ca Twitter: @changecampsault