ForWard One is a participatory budgeting process that helps citizens shape City spending in their neighbourhoods. Civicplan was retained to develop, manage and report on the outcomes of the participatory voting process for Ward 1 in the City of Hamilton. Working with the City Councillor and citizen advisory committee, the Civicplan team combines strategic advice, online tools and analysis to provide a seamless voting experience for participants. The outcomes of the ForWard One process help identify and communicate neighbourhood spending priorities that can be funded in the following budget year. Civicplan provides additional reporting on the process to ensure the next participatory budgeting process is even better than the last.
This project is currently underway.