This site provides Cochrane residents with an online space to learn about and participate in Town projects and initiatives that are open for public input.

Here you can:

  • Provide feedback on projects that are currently open for input.
  • Learn about upcoming in-person public engagement events.
  • Find out what we heard from participants on projects previously open for input.
  • Check the progress of ongoing projects.
  • Discover what final decisions were made on projects that had public involvement.

We encourage you to get involved, provide your input online or in person, and stay connected to all projects that interest you.


Public engagement at the Town of Cochrane is guided by the Public Engagement Policy.  The Town’s Public Engagement Policy is under review in 2018, and a Public Engagement Framework and Process is currently under development.

In the interim, the internationally recognized IAP2 standard of Public Participation is being utilized.

IAP2 Spectrum of public engagement.

2018 Overview

Over 6,500 residents were engaged last year through our 22 surveys and more than 20 public events. This number doesn’t include the shorter, less formal conversations that took place at the Cochrane Trade show and pop-up events.

We found that residents who participated were highly engaged and appreciated the opportunity to provide their opinions.

Review some of the details of our surveys and events in the graphic below: