Public Engagement

Engaged People, Thriving Community

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is committed to public engagement processes that encourage two-way dialogue, build trust, and support effective decision-making. Our efforts will be guided by principles that support effective and authentic public engagement and reflect the City's corporate values.

We commit to inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, communication, commitment, and responsiveness.

View the Public Engagement Framework and Public Engagement Policy to learn more.

You can also subscribe to calendar updates for any upcoming public engagement opportunities.

City Council Meetings

City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in Council Chambers of City Hall. These meetings are open to the public for attendance.

Learn more about live-streaming Council meetings or making a presentation to Council.

Social Media

The City of Fort Saskatchewan has official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Social Media is a great way to keep up with current events and the latest City updates. To formally contact the City, please use Fort Report or visit our contact page.

Other Opportunities for Public Engagement

Boards and Committees

Land Use Public Hearings

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Hearings

Current engagements

New Land Use Bylaw (LUB)

To achieve the objectives of “Our Fort, Our Future”, the City is initiating the process of creating a new bylaw that aligns with the new MDP and will serve the community’s needs into the future.

In order to make sure we have the best Land Use Bylaw to address the characteristics of your neighbourhoods while achieving the MDP objectives set for the area, we want to hear from you!

More information on Fort Saskatchewan's New Land Use Bylaw

 Urban Agriculture Plan (UAP)

The City of Fort Saskatchewan has begun work on developing the Urban Agriculture Plan (UAP) and is inviting residents to get involved in the planning process.

Urban agriculture is the cultivation, processing, and distribution of food in and around an urban area, such as cities. Examples of urban agriculture may include, but are not limited to:

  • Community gardens;
  • Green roofs;
  • Edible landscaping;
  • Urban beekeeping;
  • Urban chickens;
  • Hydroponics;
  • Aquaponics, and more.

The UAP will provide education and tools that create awareness about where food comes from, enhance local food sustainability and diversify the economy through agriculture-related and value-added industries.

More information on the Urban Agriculture Plan Project

Urban Forest Protection and Enhancement Plan

The City is developing an Urban Forest Protection and Enhancement Plan to help increase the number of trees in the city while balancing the needs of a growing population. The Plan will:

  • Show why the urban forest is important
  • Collect important information about the urban forest
  • Look at how the urban forest is managed now
  • Deal with challenges that affect the urban forest
  • Learn traditional ecological knowledge that impacts urban forests
  • Create a plan to manage the urban forest in the future

Learn more about the Urban Forest Protection and Enhancement Plan Project