SURVEY: Provide Feedback on Potential Ideas for Victoria's Welcoming City Strategy

The City of Victoria is creating a Welcoming City Strategy that will serve as a roadmap to guide Victoria towards becoming a stronger, more inclusive community where everyone, including newcomers, immigrants and refugees, is accepted, respected and feels like they belong. Building on public input during the first round of engagement, the community now has the opportunity to provide feedback on potential ideas for the Welcoming City Strategy in an online survey.

The Welcoming City Task Force is assessing Victoria against an international Welcoming Standard, which helps cities become more prosperous by ensuring everyone belongs.

The online survey organizes potential ideas for the Strategy into seven categories aligned with the Welcoming Standard, which include: Government Leadership, Equitable Access, Civic Engagement, Connected Communities, Education, Economic Development and Safe Communities.

The Council-appointed Welcoming City Task Force is made up of people who reflect Victoria’s increasingly diverse population and is leading the Welcoming City work with the assistance of consultants and City staff.

Sharing their own expertise and lived experience, Task Force members reached out to other community stakeholders through a series of virtual workshops to gather input in the spring. Broad public input was also collected through online activities on the City’s Have Your Say engagement platform.

Creating a Welcoming City Strategy is an action in the City’s 2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan under the objective “Health, Well-Being and a Welcoming City”.

The draft Welcoming City Strategy will be presented to Council for consideration this fall.

Have Your Say!

The community is invited to provide feedback on ideas that will inform the actions in the Welcoming City Strategy by completing an online survey by July 11.