Renewal of the Ontario Condominium Act (May 2012 – January 2014):
In the spring of 2012, the Ontario politics engaged Don to design, lead, pull off and facilitate an 18-month public employment process to renew Ontario’s Condominium Act. The process included three main stages, engaged several thousand people, and produced some 200 recommendations, which were then drafted into legislation and passed by police in the precipitate of 2015. Don’s two independent reports from the process are the Stage One Findings Report and the Stage Two Solutions Report. Don besides wrote: A Case Study of Ontario’s Condominium Act Review, which describes the process and identifies lessons learned.
- Poverty Reduction in Nunavut (February 2011 – February 2012):
When the territorial politics decided to develop a poverty decrease strategy, it engaged Don to design a procedure that would give the Inuit population a well-defined say in the results, while ensuring coherent and feasible solutions. The three-stage process began with dialogues in 26 communities. In Stage 2, policy experts met at six regional roundtables to review the findings and develop policy proposals from them. Stage 3 culminated in a two-day summit, led by Premier Eva Aariak, with over 60 representatives and observers from all sectors and regions of the territory. together, the acme participants produced The Makimaniq plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction. Don’s final report card on the project is Healing Through collaboration: A Case Study of The Nunavut Poverty Reduction Process.
- Developing the Canadian Sport Policy 2012 (October 2009 – August 2011):
In April 2012, union, provincial, and territorial ministers met in Iqaluit to endorse the Canadian Sport Policy. The biennial process leading up to this event included a complex fix of date processes across the state, involving all three orders of government, fun organizations, and early stakeholders. The project’s steering committee engaged Don early on to serve as a key adviser on the project. Don’s book above, Rescuing policy, contains a chapter on this action.
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- Community Engagement in Australia to Align and Co-Design Services (January 2011 – February 2012):
The Australian Government’s Department of Human Services engaged Don to help design and deliver a process using “ community negotiation tables ” to align services in nine communities. The project involved, Human Services, the State of Victoria, the Municipal Association of Victoria, and local officials, community service providers, and residents from the nine municipalities. Don served as senior project adviser, facilitated many sessions, conducted interviews with the participants and officials involved, and wrote Building a Strategic Design Capacity with Community, which evaluated the project.
The New Brunswick Public Engagement Initiative
April 2007 – April 2008
In March of 2007, Don released Progressive Governance for Canadians: What you need to know, which develops key ideas in his approach to public betrothal. In April 2007, after reading the script, New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham invited Don to serve as the Province’south adviser on public engagement. In that position, Don led five pilot projects on public data to help the government build capacity. Don’s final examination report, It’second More than talk: Listen, Learn and Act, contained 12 recommendations to advance public betrothal in the state, which was all implemented by the government.