Engage

Bridgewater Local Food Celebration 2012 photo Mary Dixon

ICSPs are developed through high levels of public and employee engagement, often using new and innovative processes and tools. As a result, they can generate significant enthusiasm as well as raise expectations for the level and quality of engagement in community decision-making. The guide summarizes the leading practice for Engage as: Educate, connect and inspire elected officials, staff, community members and stakeholders through meaningful and innovative engagement.

Below are links to the tools, case studies and examples mentioned in the guide. UNSM's Municipal Sustainability Office invites municipalities wishing to share their own resources and tools on this page to submit them by email to .

Below are links to the tools, case studies and examples mentioned in the guide. UNSM's Municipal Sustainability Office invites municipalities wishing to share their own resources and tools on this page to submit them by email to

The Natural Step Canada Sustainability Education

The Natural Step Canada has a number of free toolkits in English and French, including:

  • The Sustainability Primer is written for a general audience and provides an overview of key sustainability issues, drivers and ideas.
  • The Natural Step Sustainability At Home provides practical tips and resources for citizens to apply at home.

These can be downloaded for free at www.naturalstep.ca

Community Engagement Guides and Examples

Excellent guides for municipal engagement include: