Increase free time and financial resources by collecting consultation insights efficiently
Galvinize support for projects by engaging stakeholders in an authentic and dynamic way
Obtain additional insights from people who normally don’t show up to in-person consultations
Improve likelyhood of sucessful implementation by transparently accounting for community input
Maximize ikelyhood of implementation success by demonstrating due diligence in reaching out to community members
Allow community members to cross-validate their own suggested ideas
Collective decisions can be addressed by considering everyone’s input, as long as the problems are simple and straightforward. In this shared property management decision, Ethelo balances owner preferences with budgetary and operational factors. Groups can use Ethelo to engage hundreds of participants across time and location to find optimal overlaps between the popular will and what’s actually feasible.
Public Infrastructure Consultation Forum
Blending expert perspectives with the public’s social licence to operate is a key goal of any successful infrastructure consultation. In this illustration, Ethelo combines expert and community insights, enabling public bodies to identify a publicly approved location, as well as other technical requirements for a municipal landfill.
A community is building a neighbourhood park and would like to consult with local residents about which facilities should be included. There are some budgetary constraints, and whatever facilities are chosen must fit within the available land. Ethelo enables local residents to collaborate in designing a park that everyone will like.
Capital Regional District
Waste Treatment Consultation
The Capital Regional District of British Columbia, Canada used Ethelo to bring full-transparency to an heated decision around the location for wastewater treatment plant. Local citizens and governing bodies needed to resolve the diversity of needs of tax-payers, activists, and municipal administrators. After evaluating 6 potential locations and different technologies, the CRD screened out locations with low public acceptance, narrowing down on one general site.
Municipality of Gibsons
Official Community Planning
Following a citizen open house, Modus Consulting used Ethelo to validate amendments to Gibson’s Official Community Plan. Over 165 participants added 23 new proposals and contributed 1,200+ comments. Various levels of support for recommended changes reflected the community’s diverse opinions. Modus Engagement Specialist, Vince Verlaan, affirms: “We required an easy-to-configure and user-friendly digital platform… working with Ethelo in this planning project was a successful collaboration.