Curious about your local government?
We want to educate Pickering residents on how their municipal government works, and encourage public involvement in the planning and processes behind the facilities, services, events and programs that touch their everyday lives.
- Increase residents' knowledge of City issues and how local government works
- Build informed citizens who may collaborate with City staff and meaningfully contribute to developing new, or reviewing and redesigning existing, City services and programs
- Build trust between Pickering residents and local government
The City is committed to building a culture of community engagement, to provide residents with a greater sense of agency, purpose, connectedness and responsibility. Pickering 101 - Your City. Right Now. is a recommendation identified in the City's Community Engagement Strategy, a report undertaken in 2011 to guide and enhance our engagement efforts.
Registration opens on January 4 and our Customer Care staff will advise applicants of their program status no later than March 3, 2017. Enrolment is limited to 30 participants, who must reside in the City of Pickering. Please contact us for any questions or concerns, or if you need to change or cancel your registration. Residents selected must commit to attending all classes.
Register online, or in-person at our Customer Care Centre, 905-683-7575.