About us

About PlaceSpeak

Our Mission: To facilitate legitimate and defensible online citizen engagement processes by connecting the digital identity of participants to their physical location.

Our Vision: To empower people to make a meaningful impact on the communities where they live, work, and play.

How do you conduct online consultations within a specific geographic region, and then prove the people responding are actually from that area? Enter PlaceSpeak, a pioneering location-based citizen engagement platform that is designed to facilitate high-quality, defensible public input processes.

From city planning and transportation infrastructure to school districts and community organizations, decision-makers need to know that they are hearing from real, relevant citizens within affected communities. Traditional online polls, surveys and social media simply cannot do that. PlaceSpeak’s unique geo-verification technology connects participants’ digital identity to their physical location, ensuring that data collected is relevant and defensible for evidence-based decision-making.

With PlaceSpeak, organizations can easily tap into the knowledge and experience of thousands of civically engaged participants. Existing users are automatically notified of new consultations in their community based on their interests. Instead of one-off consultations, we’re breaking down silos and making democracy habit-forming by connecting people with one another and the places where they live, work and play.

Digital Identity Authentication

PlaceSpeak’s unique geo-verification process connects participants’ digital identity to their physical location. Organizations conducting consultations can be confident that feedback data is coming from real, relevant people from affected communities. PlaceSpeak is a member of the Digital Identity Authentication Council of Canada .

Privacy by Design

At PlaceSpeak, your privacy is of utmost importance. PlaceSpeak was architected with Privacy by Design principles in mind. The personal information of users is never sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other organization for any reason. This allows us to facilitate the collection of legitimate and defensible feedback data, while ensuring the security and privacy of our users.