Community Engagement


Community engagement is a key component of ensuring that the City of Maple Ridge is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The feedback that Council and staff receive from citizens is the engine that drives the municipality forward and makes Maple Ridge a vibrant city.

The City is currently developing a Guide for Community Engagement and an Engagement Framework. The Guide and Framework will help staff develop community engagement opportunities that are consistent, meaningful and accessible. These documents will posted to this page when available. 


Engage Maple Ridge

Our New Community Engagement Platform

Engage Maple Ridge, which launched on January 31, 2023, is an online community engagement platform for encouraging public participation and promoting a two-way dialogue with the community. Information and feedback received through the platform will inform Council’s decisions on a wide variety of matters, including how taxpayer dollars are spent and how the community will grow in the short and long term.  

The platform provides a range of options for feedback and discussion and will give the City a deeper understanding of the community’s priorities. The interactive tools available through Engage Maple Ridge include surveys, short polls, forums, mapping of relevant places, guestbooks and more.

Be sure to register so you can opt in for updates on the projects that interest you!

International Association for Public Participation

Foundation for Community Engagement

The City uses the International Association for Public Participation's (IAP2) Spectrum of Public Participation to guide our engagement work and will also use it as a foundational element in the development of our Guide for Community Engagement and Engagement Framework. IAP2's Spectrum was designed to help select the level of participation that defines the public's role in any public participation process. The Spectrum is used internationally, and it is found in many community engagement plans.