Connecting with Canadians


Citizen Participation in Public Policy Issues

by Sharon Manson Singer, PhD

Memorial University's Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development hosted an international conference, Knowledge in Motion, October 16-18, 2008, that explored strategies to exploit the opportunities and challenges of knowledge mobilization.  The conference considered strategies to translate research to influence decision-makers and business leaders, mobilize non-governmental organizations and community and business leaders; and, work with the media to support knowledge dissemination. An increasingly critical focus of knowledge transfer is informing and engaging citizens in public policy development and implementation.  It is important to building buy-in and paving the way for implementation.  At the conference, CPRN President Sharon Manson Singer spoke to this need in her presentation Citizen Participation in Public Policy Issues.

Release Date: 30 Oct 2008
Number of pages: 17
Document number: 50682