City Shapers

Review of the  
City Shapers 
Program Report

Engaging Young People in Your 
Community Tip Sheet 

About City Shapers
City Shapers was a cohort-based civic education program for young adults between 18 and 30 from across Metro Vancouver to learn about civic engagement and how cities work. City Shapers aimed to strengthen our commitment to Canadian democracy by developing young adults' sense of agency at the local level and increasing their understanding of how government works so that they may become more active in their communities and throughout government decision-making processes. 

An arms-length evaluation by SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue’s Strengthening Canadian Democracy Initiative explored participant opinions on the program's strengths and weaknesses and its impacts on their engagement and opinions of democracy. 
 
The program was a partnership between the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue's Strengthening Canadian Democracy initiative and CityHive, with support from the Vancouver Foundation. To learn more about the City Shapers program, previous cohort projects, or to apply for an upcoming cohort, visit the CityHive website