The City of Chilliwack encourages public participation from residents through surveys, open houses, public meetings, and more. Discover all of your options for public participation by reviewing the items below.
Neighbourhood Grant Program
Great cities are built on the foundation of strong neighbourhoods. Since residents often know just what is needed to enhance the quality of life in their neighbourhoods, the Neighbourhood Grant Program has been developed to support residents and organizations that have small but powerful ideas that will bring people together and enhance neighbourhoods.
Information about upcoming Public Information Meetings, Public Hearings and other statutory notices can be found on our Public Notices webpage.
Find out about municipal elections in Chilliwack. The most recent election took place in October 2018. Learn more.
Past Engagement Opportunities (2020)
Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy - Consultation with Businesses
Time: Drop in any time between 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Location: Slesse Room, Evergreen Hall (9291 Corbould Street)
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Sardis Library (5819 Tyson Road)
Have your say and take the survey by February 9.For more information, visit chilliwack.com/singleuse.
Housing Needs in Chilliwack Survey
The City is undertaking a Housing Needs Report to identify current and future housing needs in our community over a 5-year period or more. The report will focus on affordability and demand for all housing types, including government-assisted and market housing. By identifying the number of housing units needed, by type and price range, the report will provide direction to government, non-profit, and private sectors, in the planning and provision of housing, and help inform local plans, policies and development decisions.
For more information, visit chilliwack.com/housingneeds.
Let's Talk Zoning - Open House
Tuesday, February 11
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street
Presentation starts at 6:45 pm
For more information, please contact our Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit chilliwack.com/talkzoning.
Community Engagement Readiness Survey
Are you ready to talk about something other than COVID-19? We have a few projects we want your feedback on, but only if you are ready to engage with us. Examples of upcoming projects could include climate change, neighbourhood planning, vessel speed restrictions on the Vedder River, and more.
Surveys were due by July 24. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Personal information is collected for the administration of City of Chilliwack programs and services only, as authorized under Section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The City of Chilliwack does not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than that for which it is collected or a use consistent with that purpose, or with the consent of the individual whom the information is about, or otherwise in accordance with law. The City of Chilliwack retains personal information only as long as necessary for the purposes of the specified program or service and as required by law.
Survey: Responsible Drinking in City Parks - Pilot Project
The City of Chilliwack is preparing to launch a pilot project that will allow responsible alcohol consumption in permitted spaces in Vedder and Crossing parks. After the bylaw is adopted at the August 18 Council meeting, this pilot project will run until October 31 of this year and permit responsible drinking in these locations from noon to 9 pm daily.
For more information, read our press release.
Community Safety Survey
The City of Chilliwack has been working in partnership with the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP) and our Integrated Community Safety Task Force (ICSTF) to develop a Community Safety Plan.
The ICSTF is a City committee initiated by the Mayor of the City of Chilliwack. The purpose of the task force is to have focused interagency collaboration on crime, identifying opportunities for improved systems, processes and initiatives in Chilliwack.
This survey will help inform the development of a collaborative plan.
Sardis Neighbourhood Plan Survey
We are in the final phase of the year-long planning and community engagement process. Now, we are bringing the draft Sardis Neighbourhood Plan to you for feedback.
Due to COVID-19, we cannot hold public meetings like we have in the past. For more information: chilliwack.com/sardisplan
Vedder Greenway Master Plan Survey
The Vedder Greenway is an outdoor recreation destination consisting of natural areas and trails on the north and south sides of the Vedder River. The Vedder River Rotary Trail is the most popular trail system in Chilliwack used by over half a million users annually. With the onset of COVID-19, recreation along the Vedder Greenway has risen even more as people seek safe, outdoor activities.
To address the increased use, we are working on a long-term plan for the future of this area. Contact Operations at 604.793.2810 or firstname.lastname@example.org for updates on this project.
We surveyed residents to see if they are ready to talk to us about projects that are not related to COVID-19.
Information about the pilot project that will allow responsible alcohol consumption in permitted areas of Vedder and Crossing Parks from late August until October 31, 2020.