Get your club or association to pass a motion for neighbourhood control
Whether your group has five or fifty members, we want them thinking about our proposed alternative. Feel free to use our sample motion and put the item on the agenda. For help or support, please get in touch at
There is one thing we can do in a few minutes on one day every four years: VOTE
- by Anita Romaniuk
Many of us are unhappy with Council decisions on development projects in our neighbourhoods. Many of us wonder what we can do about it. Certainly some of us get involved in organizing, contacting our neighbours, writing letters to the editor, and going to Council meetings. Others might like to, but are too weighed down with issues that life tosses our way.
However, there is one thing that those of us who are citizens of Canada can do in a few minutes on one day every four years – vote in municipal elections!
Fighting our battles in isolation has made it easy for City Council to ignore our voices. We need to empower neighbourhoods. Indeed it is necessary to organize, but it is also necessary to vote! Get active: Meet neighbourhood organizers, hear speakers, come to meetings... AND on October 20th 2018, VOTE !
Sample motion for neighbourhood control
This is a template of a city motion that can be used by neighbourhood groups and other community organizations to endorse an alternative to the phony consultation now employed by City Council