will share your response with the Region of Waterloo staff. Do you also want your response shown on this website?
show it with my name
Sign in and be yourself
Sign in and let others know who you are and what you think. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.
Yes - show it without my name
Sign in and be someone
Sign in and let others know what you think. Only Peak Democracy will know who you are. You can sign in now or after you submit your response. You'll be able to read your response on this website and change it if you change your mind.
No - just show it without my name to staff
We recommend against this option. Even though your response will be shared with staff, it won’t be shown on this public website so other community members won’t have the opportunity to see it.
Concerned about sharing your contact information with Peak Democracy?
Engage Region of Waterloo has two
The Registered Channel: Sign in before or just after you submit your response. Either way, Peak Democracy will show your response on this website.
The Unregistered Channel: Don't sign in and remain anonymous. Peak Democracy will just share your response with Region of Waterloo staff.
Note: The first time you sign in, you'll need to register (establish an account on Engage Region of Waterloo). Registration is free.
The Region of Waterloo has contracted with Peak Democracy to monitor responses shown on this website.
To prevent any single user from dominating the forum, the Region of Waterloo restricts the number of responses any one user can post on selected topics. Registration helps Peak Democracy enforce this restriction.
Users, staff and government leaders often want to know the neighborhood from which a response is posted. Peak Democracy uses registration to show the neighborhood next to each response (not the address).
If a user posts a response that does not meet the Region of Waterloo
guidelines for civility, Peak Democracy uses the user's email address to invite the user to resolve the issue.
Peak Democracy will get your contact information. The company is under contract with the Region of Waterloo to hold it in strict confidence per their
Since you'll see your own response on Engage Region of Waterloo, you'll be able to confirm that your response was posted as you intended.
You'll be able to change and/or delete your response as long as the topic is open.
Yes. Sign out, then set your privacy preference to be "No - just show it without my name to staff". You won't need to register.
While no authentication procedure can perfectly detect every fraudulent registration, Peak Democracy is able to secure
the registered channel against systematic fraud: cases where users submit enough statements with fraudulent registrations to sway the overall interpretation of the feedback.
Peak Democracy is unable to secure
the unregistered channel against systematic fraud, because unregistered users are anonymous.
Neither the registered nor the unregistered channel represent a certified voting system or ballot box - and that caveat is footnoted on every page of feedback. Instead, both are additional channels for feedback to government.
Users can participate on
the registered channel (by signing in) or on the unregistered channel (by remaining anonymous). The Region of Waterloo offers both channels in order to broaden participation and maximize decision makers' insights.
The registered channel enables users to assure decision makers that their feedback comes from a real person in a specific neighborhood. It also enables users to participate in a public discussion on the website, as well as manage their own response after posting it.
The unregistered channel is for users who want to provide quick feedback without registering, and/or whose privacy concerns would prevent them from participating if required to register. Because many users with valuable insights will only share them anonymously, this channel gives decision makers the option to consider those insights in their deliberations.
Peak Democracy is a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. The Region of Waterloo has contracted with Peak Democracy to administer Engage Region of Waterloo.
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