Community engagement

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
civic engagement
public engagement


Blog post

International public participation models 1969-2020

In this blog post, Sally Hussey provides an essential public engagement resource compiling 60 international public participation models dating back fifty years to Arnstein’s influential ‘Ladder of Citizen Participation’.
Report

Shaping the future

Aotearoa’s success in eliminating COVID-19 is remarkable, matched by only a few other countries in the world. It required not only effective leadership and fast action by central government, but also the co-ordinated effort of thousands of local people around the country. In this report...
Briefing paper

COVID-19: a watershed moment for collective approaches to community engagement?

Effective communication and community engagement (CCE) is a critical component of the response to COVID-19 in humanitarian settings. This briefing note makes a number of recommendations to strengthen collective approaches to CCE.
Report

Civil society after COVID: on re-building a virtuous civic culture

Australia faces an unprecedented economic and social challenge. In addition to economic recovery, the equally crucial work of civic repair is required as part of the social transition out of the Covid-19 pandemic. This paper argues that a strong civic culture will be integral to...
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: April 2020

This report forms part of PIJI’s ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.
Strategy

Beyond Blue community engagement strategy 2020-2022

In 2018-19, Beyond Blue asked the people they currently reach – and those they don’t – to reflect on the impact of their past engagement activities and to identify opportunities to connect more effectively with the diversity of people in Australia. This community engagement strategy...
Report

Consumer engagement in aged care - survey report

The purpose of this report is to describe the key themes and findings from online surveys of aged care consumers and aged care providers, regarding best practice models for engagement between consumers and providers.
Book

Climate chaos, cannabis, housing scarcity and deliberation: public engagement in 2019

With evidence-based case examples from the UK, Canada, USA and Australia, this e-book not only provides a commentary on issues that have challenged public engagement in 2019, but brings together the transformative potential of engaged communities.
Report

Engaged communities: How community-led development can increase civic participation

Informed and engaged communities are central to a healthy democratic society. Engaged communities have high levels of community knowledge, cultural vibrancy, and civic participation. This report focuses on how local government can support different types of community.
Report

Transformative: impacts of culture and creativity

When people engage in cultural or creative activities, they generally have better educational outcomes, are less lonely and enjoy a happier and healthier life in old age. This report provides a snapshot of current research and findings about the positive impacts of artistic, creative and...
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: October 2019

This is a report of results of a survey commissioned by the Public Interest Journalism Initiative from Essential Media.
Briefing paper

Engaging clients in commissioning: what are the benefits?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note supports us to understand how to involve clients in outcomes-based commissioning, and the impact this has on client outcomes.
Report

People powered planning: how to better involve people in planning to get more homes built

This report considers one potential solution for Britain's housing crisis - better involving people in the planning system to get more homes built.
Report

You have our attention: youth political engagement in Canada

This report examines differences across age groups in three areas of democratic participation: communication, formal political participation and community civic engagement. It also reflects on how youth may participate in the 2019 Canadian election.
Guide

Meaningful engagement for social inclusion: a practice guide

This guide is a collection of knowledge and expertise of those in Melbourne’s western region, who work in social inclusion. It aims to tackle challenges that were repeatedly raised during joint forums and surveys on the topic of social inclusion.
Guide

Collaborating with regional communities: guidelines and tools for regional arts and cultural engagement

These guidelines and tools are to assist those working in regional communities achieve a more rewarding level of involvement in cultural activities. They show how to strengthen decisions, build productive partnerships and develop positive outcomes for both local hosts and visitors to rural, regional and...
Report

Community engagement insights report – planning for Sydney 2050

This report explores the themes, values and issues that people saw as important to the development of a new community strategic plan for Sydney to 2050.
Report

Strengthening accountability and advocacy in Aboriginal affairs

In 2018, the Western Australian government sought community views about a proposal to establish an independent statutory office for advocacy and accountability in Aboriginal affairs. This report outlines the main ideas and concerns raised through the feedback process.
Guide

A guide to the right engagement

This guide is designed to assist the Australian Public Service (APS) in choosing the right engagement for the problem at hand. It is made up of two components: the Diagnostic and Catalogue.
Report

Telling Australia's story - and why it's important: report on the inquiry into Canberra's national institutions

This report reflects the outcomes of the inquiry into Canberra’s national institutions, which examined their strategic value, their engagement with the Australian people, and their governance and resourcing challenges.