Tuesday, October 21, 2014

You have opinions. The City of Calgary wants to hear them.

We're looking for Calgarians to join Citizens’ View – The City’s new online research panel.

Citizens’ View is a timely and cost-effective tool that will make it easier for citizens to share their views about life in Calgary. Calgarians who join the panel will have the opportunity to participate in surveys and discussions on topics that matter to them and understand how their input is used.

“The magic of public service lies in our ability to deliver what citizens require now as well as preparing for what they will need in the future,” said Jeff Fielding, City Manager. “Citizens’ View will help The City gauge opinions about our programs and services. It will also provide us with valuable information essential to meeting the community’s long-term aspirations.”

Citizens’ View is a Transforming Government initiative that will complement The City’s existing research and engagement tools, making information sharing more transparent, accessible and interactive for citizens.

“Creating an even better Calgary takes all of us—not just government,” said Mayor Nenshi. “Citizens are the key to improving our communities and creating the best programs and services for our city. Calgarians are the experts in their lives and I encourage them to share their thoughts about life in Calgary by registering at citizensview.ca.”

Members can expect to participate in surveys approximately once or twice per month; join interactive, online discussions; and receive information and updates on upcoming City events and service improvements.

Calgarians 18 years and older can register at www.citizensview.ca.


  1. Hello,
    As you know many provinces are lighting up landmarks in yellow on November 19 in recognition of our soldiers that fight for our freedom. Has Calgary considered lighting up the Calgary Tower, Canada Olympic Park or any other landmarks.
    Thanks for your consideration,
    Jody Schilbe, Resident of Calgary and Proud Canadian

    1. Hi Jody. The City of Calgary isn't directly involved with lighting any of those landmarks, but here is some contact info you might find useful:

      1. Calgary Tower: http://www.calgarytower.com/visit/contact-us/
      2. Canada Olympic Park: http://www.winsport.ca/aboutwinsportcanada/contact.cfm
      3. Langevin Bridge: http://www.calgarymlc.ca/explore-projects/river-walk/langevin-bridge

      Good luck!