The City of Pickering is offering a free, 7-session course designed to help Pickering residents understand how their local government works.
Through weekly, two-hour classes, the City intends to arm participants with the knowledge they need to learn, and actively engage in, the planning and processes behind the facilities, services, events, and programs that touch their everyday lives.
“The City is committed to building a culture of community engagement, to provide residents with a greater sense of agency, purpose, connectedness and responsibility,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “We welcome all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities - it’s about building trust, and making meaningful, lasting relationships with those who call Pickering home.”
Pickering 101 - Your City. Right Now. is a recommendation identified in the City’s Community Engagement Strategy, a report designed to guide and enhance the City’s engagement efforts.
The course runs on Wednesday evenings from January 20 to March 2, 2016. Interested applicants can register between October 3 and November 30, 2015 at pickering.ca/pickering101.