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Learning to Engage: Experiences with Civic Engagement in Canada

by Miriam Wyman, David Shulman and Laurie Ham

Prepared for the Commonwealth Foundation's Civil Society in the New Millennium project.

The report details six uniquely Canadian experiences in citizen- government relations, experiences that resonate on an international scale. From immigration, Medicare and indigenous land claims to toxic waste, bank mergers and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, Canadians and their governments are carving out - with varying degrees of success - ways to engage with each other on issues that lie at the crux of civil society. Learning to Engage can be downloaded free of charge from Canadian Policy Research Network [CPRN]'s Web site, at