Connect. Engage. Inform.
I would like our office to provide more than basic constituent advocacy, so our team created “The Public Circle” which includes a variety of ways for you to connect with your provincial government through the Saanich North and the Islands constituency office! It’s a place for people to connect with one another, engage on topics, and inform my decision making.
As a tax payer of British Columbia, you pay for the office. That's one of the reasons for our Open Office policy. To book the space, or to learn more about how you, or your organization, can utilize the office, check out our Open Office page.
We host regular events in the office, called Community Dialogue sessions. We also host and attend many events outside of the office, such as our bi-annual Community Halls. You can engage with us online by watching The Public Circle Live, listening to The Public Circle Podcast, joining The Circle newsletter, or through any of our social media platforms! We also utilize and receive feedback from a service called Placespeak, which surveys people on local topics! More details on these engagement tools are below.
Join the Circle!
Connect with the news and events through the monthly email newsletter called The Circle.
We will provide updates on activities in the constituency, community events,
a feature interview with a local and much more.
The Open Office
Our office is a public space for Saanich North and the Islands. It’s more than a space for me to conduct my local business, it is a space for us to gather, a centre for dialogue, and a laboratory for democratic participation.
From October to April each year we host monthly Community Dialogues. The discussion is free-flowing and community driven.
The Public Circle LIVE!
Please join me Friday afternoons at 4:30 for a 30 minute, live video chat on Facebook for a weekly review of politics in BC and Saanich North and the Islands! As a Community Feature, and to highlight the diverse range of talented and knowledgeable people in our riding, I regularly welcome special guests to join me!
The Public Circle Podcast
Based on our interviews with special guests during the Public Circle Live, we create podcasts so that you can listen to the discussions I have with many incredible people in Saanich North and the Islands and learn more about what they do.
This online engagement tool was developed locally and provides an opportunity to confidentially provide feedback on local topics. It is our goal to expand the circle of participants by utilizing different tools such as this one.
Check out the latest topic and connect with us on PlaceSpeak.
Leave us feedback or a testimonial about The Public Circle.