Citizen Engagement you can Trust

A trusted privacy-protected civic network.

Why PlaceSpeak?

From city planning to public transportation, from school districts to parks and recreation, decision-makers want to hear from real, relevant people potentially impacted by proposed changes -like yourself. They don’t want to hear from trolls or bots!

PlaceSpeak ensures that online engagements are legitimate and produce defensible feedback to inform evidence-based decision making and policy development. Online proof of residency and privacy-by-design combine to build trust in digital governance.

Sign up and choose to be notified about future engagements based on where you live. Connect with your neighbourhood and engage with others nearby. PlaceSpeak empowers you to make a meaningful impact on the communities where you live, work, and play.


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Join

Sign up and claim your place! Choose to be notified about relevant topics according to your preferences.

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Engage

Make your voice heard by contributing feedback and discussing ideas. See what other residents are saying.

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Influence

Reach decision-makers and have a genuine impact on policies that are shaping your community.

Explore Topics

Most Recent Engagements In Your Area

Explore the latest engagement topics in your area and have your say on issues directly affecting your community.

Neighbourhoods

Because where we live matters.

Neighbourhoods is a community-building platform designed to help neighbours connect and engage with one another. Get to know your neighbours, discuss local issues, and discover everything happening in your community.

Stay connected with your own community

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Notice Board

Keep informed about local news and share information relevant to your neighbourhood.

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Events Calendar

Create, organize and share upcoming events such as a garage sale or block party.

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Neighbour Messaging

See who else lives in your neighbourhood and send private messages to one another.


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A private neighbourhood platform

Only those living nearby can access your neighbourhood.Your personal information is never shared.

Great neighbourhoods are built through the support of residents

Be part of the action!

Build trust and demonstrate transparency

Unlike closed panel discussions, email or surveys, PlaceSpeak builds instant trust through dynamic, real-time and transparent dialogue among verified users.

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Attract more participants

  •   Conduct multiple engagements
  •   Embed website topic tools
  •   Notify participants via email
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Stay safe and secure

  •   Digital credentials
  •   Privacy by design
  •   Digital governance trustmark
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Consult the public, 24/7

  •    Create engaging discussion forums anytime
  •    Gain community insights with polls and surveys
  •    Poll quickly, easily and accurately

Quick, easy and cost effective.

  •   Reduce costs for physical meeting locations

  •   Reduce marketing and engagement collateral costs

  •   Analyze data in familiar formats
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Real time data visualization

  •   Generate real-time Google Analytics reports
  •   Download discussions, surveys, and polls
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Do-it-yourself simple

  •   Create a citizen engagement in under 30 mins*
  •   Easily employ robust engagement and feedback tools
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Integrate promotional tools

  •   Access PlaceSpeak's pool of active and verified users
  •   Activate social sharing and web widgets
  •   Distribute customizable notification emails
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Tap into PlaceSpeak's Civic Network.

PlaceSpeak connects people to place online. Online proof of residency ensures that engagement is location-specific. The citizen-centric model triggers the network effect to increase participation levels.

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Why

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Value Proposition: Build Trust in Engagement process. Evidence-based decision making based on location-relevant feedback data.

  •   Community & transportation planning

  •   Infrastructure & resource development

  •   School, community, parks & recreation

  •   Rezoning & development permits
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What others think

"Using PlaceSpeak has allowed us to expand our engagement with the community. The online platform gives the opportunity to take part at a time that is convenient to the user, and when used in combination with an in-person event, engages a larger audience. We appreciate being able to target our engagements within our municipality or throughout our region. The support from the team at PlaceSpeak has been outstanding.”

- Dawn Hadre

Director of Strategy and Engagement, Town of LaSalle

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Request a demo and one of our PlaceSpeak representatives will connect with you and walk you through the platform.

Organizations currently using PlaceSpeak

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More reasons to like PlaceSpeak.

PlaceSpeak provides a full spectrum of tools to inform, consult, involve, collaborate and empower:

  •   Event tools for offline management and engagement

  •   Public facing topic activity views and connected participants

  •   Transparent participant requirements

  •   Keyword tools for better SEO visibility

  •   Social media feeds embedded into your topic page

  •   Viewable geographic locations of people connected to your topic

Features

Standard

Offers all the features you need to generate your own online engagement topic. Setup and manage a topic page with the basic feature set.
Features
  • No hidden costs; no one time setup fees.
  • Easy, quick set-up with wiki user guide
  • A single engagement
  • Content Management System
  • Surveys
  • Polls
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Resources
  • Noticeboard
  • Insights and Reports

Premium

Offers all the features you need to generate a successful online engagement, with additional Premium features, services and technical support.
Features

    All the features contained in our Standard Plan PLUS

  • Notify current PlaceSpeak users about your engagement
  • Unlimited administrators
  • Unlimited Moderators
  • Short URL
  • Advanced insights and visualization tools
  • Downloadable reports

Organization-Wide

Use PlaceSpeak organization-wide for multiple engagements leveraging the network effect. Cross-pollinating topics within your organization will grow your participant base.
Features

    All the features contained in our Premium Plan PLUS

  • Unlimited engagements
  • Organization-wide iFrame
  • Neighborhood Integration

Add-ons

We also provide à-la-carte professional services. Services are available on a per topic basis or bundled with an Enterprise package.

  • Basic Survey Setup
  • Basic Report Preparation
  • Topic Moderation
  • Training Maximum 4 people
  • Basic Topic Page Setup
  • Complex Survey Setup
  • Detailed Report Analysis
  • Report Writing
  • Social Media Package
    1 blog post, 4 Facebook postings, 20 Tweets

1 PlaceSpeak's customer staff reserves the right to limit the duration of support phone calls to duration of one hour per call. A single support incident may involve multiple calls, emails and off-line help. PlaceSpeak customer support staff are responsible for determining what characterizes a single support incident and communicating this to the customer. PlaceSpeak will make every reasonable efforts to resolve the issue but PlaceSpeak cannot guarantee that every issue will be resolved.