Citizen participation

Promoting a culture of public participation is a core concern of the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Participate in consultations conducted by the City: 

Participatory budget 2023

In 2023, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion continues to promote a culture of public participation, as stipulated in aspiration 5 of the 2020 > 2025 strategic plan Inhabited by my city. The third edition of the participatory budget includes a general component of $65,000, but with the addition of a youth component, with an envelope of $10,000. The $25,000 Ecoprojects Community Fund will take place again next spring. This brings the total allocated budget to $100,000.

Voting is now closed.


  • Allow citizens to be project initiators and submit their investment ideas to meet the needs of the community.
  • Create collaborative momentum between citizens, elected officials and municipal employees.
  • Introduce citizens to the budget process.
  • Develop a culture of citizen participation.


The budgetary envelope is $100,000.


General section

Any citizen of Vaudreuil-Dorion aged 18 and over can submit a project alone or as part of a team. This participation is on a personal and not professional basis. Associations and corporations are not invited to submit a project since they have access to the City's subsidy programs. On the other hand, a citizen may submit a project and receive the support of an organization or institution.

Youth section

All Vaudreuil-Dorion residents aged 12 to 17 accompanied by an adult countersigning the form and additional documents.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The project must meet the needs of the community.
  • The capital expenditure (a capital asset is equipment or infrastructure with a useful life of at least three years) must not exceed the planned amount of $65,000 for the general component and $10,000 for the youth component.
  • The project must be carried out on municipal property.
  • It must be fully achievable within one year of the selection process.
  • It must comply with the laws governing the Cities as well as the regulations, policies or action plans of the Municipality.
  • The project must fall within the city's areas of jurisdiction, i.e. recreation, culture or community life. Environmental projects must be submitted to the 2024 Ecoprojects Community Fund (the 2023 edition took place in the spring).
  • Preference may be given to a project that corresponds to the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

  • The project must be submitted using the form designed for this purpose and must be accompanied by any applicable supporting documents, if necessary. For example, a citizen might wish to submit inspirational photos, quotes, etc.

  • The project must be carried out and managed exclusively by the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

  • The Review Committee reserves the right to propose modifications to a project in order to bring it into conformity with municipal standards. If the project does not comply with the requirements of the Municipality, it will be turned down.

  • Must not generate significant operating costs.

  • If the project includes an artwork, the artist must transfer all corresponding rights to the City.

  • It must not contain any discriminatory, defamatory or religious content.

Employees of the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion and members of the City Council cannot submit a project.

Submission of projects

Projects must be submitted via the entry form. The submission period will run from July 17 to September 22, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact

Coordination Committee

The Coordination Committee is made up of representatives from the Communications Department, the Finance and Treasury Department, the Recreation and Culture Department, the Land Use Planning Department, the Engineering and Environment Department, and one elected municipal official. This Committee will perform an admissibility analysis of the projects based on the eligibility requirements, as well as carry out the review and selection process of the projects that will be submitted for voting by the public.

Preparation of the process

  • Creation of the Participatory Budget Coordination Committee / Summer 2023
  • Launch of the Participatory Budget section on the City's website / July 2023
  • Official launch of the participatory budget / July 17, 2023
  • Period for submission of projects / July 17 to September 22, 2023
  • Project review / October 2 to 13, 2023 (Participating citizens may be asked to respond to questions from the Committee.)
  • Identification of projects that will be submitted for voting by the public on October 18.
  • Public unveiling of the finalist projects / October 30, 2023 (online)
    Change of date: the voting period will begin on November 3.
  • Voting period / November 3 to 17, 2023 (Citizens can vote online)
  • Winning projects unveiled and adopted at the 2024 budget / December 11, 2023

Voting eligibility

  • One vote per Vaudreuil-Dorion resident aged 12 and over is allowed (one vote per e-mail address).
  • Citizens will be able to vote on the City's website on a page provided for this purpose.
  • Citizens who do not have access to an internet connection can vote at the municipal library on one of the Internet workstations available on site.
  • Citizens must vote for their favorite project. The voting system allows you to vote for one single project only.
  • If two projects have the same number of points, both can be carried out if the total amount does not exceed the amount allocated to each section of the participatory budget. Should it be impossible to carry out both projects, a draw will determine the winner.
  • A citizen whose project has won the public vote may not submit a project for the following two years.

We wish to thank the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield for taking the time to answer our questions and for allowing us to draw inspiration from their participatory budget.

Ongoing consultations

Plaisirs d'hiver

In order to rethink the Plaisirs d'hiver programming for the year 2025, the City would like to hear the opinion of its citizens.

Plaisirs d'hiver survey

Past consultations

Youth survey

Young people aged 11 to 25 living in Vaudreuil-Dorion were asked to take part in a survey to find out their opinions and preferences. The results were presented on November 10, 2023 at the third edition of the community forum on the theme of La place des jeunes dans la communauté. The data received will also be used to develop activities and services that better meet their needs.

See the results

2022 Participatory Budget 

Three projects were selected from among the ten or so proposals received during this second edition of the of the participatory budget launched in September 2022. The voting period is now over. The project that received the most votes was the object library.

Voting results

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Object Library at the Municipal Librar: 623 votes
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Training modules at Paul-Gérin-Lajoie park: 489 votes
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Disc Golf Course at Harwood Nature Park: 430 votes

Fêtes de quartier

In anticipation of the return of the Fêtes de quartier in 2023, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion consulted citizens to help choose the event best suited to the residents of the various districts. The population was invited to vote for the special animation of their neighbourhood park. 

The most popular choice: mini-golf course

Survey on the appreciation of the 405

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion wanted to collect suggestions from users of Le 405 Park to find out how they feel about the 2022 program. The results will guide the Recreation and Cultural Services Department in creating the park's future activity offer in 2023.

See the results

2023-2027 Environmental Policy's survey

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion's first 2018-2022 Environmental Policy will soon be coming to an end. This policy is an important tool not only for assisting the City in making informed decisions, but also for demonstrating, in a way that is timeless, the City's commitment to protecting the environment. Preparations for its update for 2023-2027 is already begun. It is with this in mind that the City launched a public survey to ensure that the process of creating the new policy gives consideration to the concerns people may have about environmental issues.

See the results

Survey about neighbourhood life

The purpose of this survey is to draw a picture of neighbourhood life in the various districts of Vaudreuil-Dorion. Your answers will allow us to target the actions to be implemented in order to develop a neighbourhood spirit that is in line with the "Voisins solidaires" program.

Voisins solidaires is an approach that invites citizens to develop neighbourhood solidarity in their area. It aims to strengthen cordiality and small services between neighbours, as well as to establish a community spirit in the neighbourhoods.

See the results

Survey on the service offer at the new Harwood Nature Park

In its aim to identify a long-term plan for the Harwood Nature Park and its service offering, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion called on its citizens to learn more about their needs related to parks and outdoor activities. An online survey was conducted for this purpose between November 12th and December 6th, 2021 in which 2,133 people participated. Overall, the responses make it quite clear that the population is looking for a service offering that respects the site’s natural environment.

See the results 

Thank you for your participation!