BRAMPTON: The City of Brampton’s Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program returned on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
Again this year, to protect the health and safety of staff and residents, the program is all online.
Nurturing Neighbourhoods aims to improve civic engagement, empower residents to play an active role in enhancing their neighbourhood and connect them with resources.
There will be three ways for residents to learn more about their neighbourhood and share what is important to them:
• Virtual tours – 15 pre-recorded tours will be posted on the City’s website on scheduled dates. Residents are encouraged to take these tours virtually, or use the provided tools to take these tours independently in person, while maintaining physical distance.
• Neighbourhood survey – the City wants to understand the community’s neighbourhoods and how residents interact within them. Residents are encouraged to take the online survey.
• Online mapping tool – an online mapping tool will allow residents to identify places they love, concerns, and changes they would like to see throughout the city. The Nurturing Neighbourhood Program is once again proudly sponsored by Alectra and Enbridge Gas for the 2021 year.
For more information on Nurturing Neighbourhoods and a complete list of virtual neighbourhood walks, visit www. brampton.ca/neighbourhoods.
During the 2020 Program, despite the COVID-19 restrictions, the City did virtual tours of 15 neighborhoods across Brampton to engage Bramptonians and encourage civic community building. More than 400 residents took an active role in shaping their community through the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program in 2020.
The City received more than 400 survey responses, and more than 400 pins to the Online Mapping Tool. For more on 2020 results, visit www.brampton.ca/ neighbourhoods.
Mayor Patrick Brown said: “Our residents are the experts when it comes to the neighbourhoods that they call home, and their input around what they love about their community and what they would like to see changed is invaluable. “Thank you to all who participated in last year’s Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program, and I encourage residents of this year’s 15 neighbourhoods to get involved. Your voices matter, and you can help shape our city.”