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 2022

The second edition of the participatory budget challenges citizens beyond the action of simply voting: You are invited to submit projects with a capital expenditure or equipment-related expense of up to a maximum of $100,000.

Objectives 

  • 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.

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.

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • The project must meet the needs of the community.

  • The capital expenditure (a capital asset refers to equipment or infrastructures with a service life of at least three years) must not exceed the planned amount of $100,000.

  • 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 expertise, namely recreation, culture or community life. Environmental projects must be submitted to the Ecoprojets 2023 Community Fund.

  • 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.

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 two elected municipal officials. 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.

Project submission period: September 20 to October 17, 2022

Public vote among the projects selected by the committee: November 7 to 23, 2022

Unveiling of winning projects: December 2022

Submit a project

If you have any questions, contact the coordinating committee at budget_participatif@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca

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

No consultation in effect

Past consultations

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 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!

Information 

communications@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca