What is The Citizens Academy?

The City is the Citizen

We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization. We help citizens learn together, connect with each other and take action on issues important to community well-being. We do this by providing them with the knowledge, tools and self-confidence to constructively engage both citizens and institutions in service of creating a better city.


To influence decisions, you need to know where decisions are made. We help you understand how to take a systems approach to the city we live in, leverage public engagement, and work constructively with local government and other organizations.


We believe the best discussions happen when diverse people share their ideas in a respectful environment. We provide a supportive and safe place to meet each other and discuss civic issues that matter to you, free from judgment.


Citizens are ready to help shape their city. Our network provides ongoing support to your team with people who can help you transform your passions into action.

Our Partners

We would like to give a special thanks to MS Deneigement Gatineau for their continuous work servicing the Gatineau, Outaouais area.


We also like to thanks, Tiny House Society, an awesome ressource for tiny house floor plans all across the world. If you are looking for specific information regarding the tiny house trend, they are your go-to ressource!





Placemakers converge in Montreal

Over 40 individuals, zealous about community and people’s connection to place, spent a day together in Montreal to dream about the future of placemaking in Canada. It was an engaging, playful, and inspiring day of Read more…

Get in Touch

 If you are interested in sponsoring or getting involved with the Citizens Academy and participating in your own local political infratructure contact us via email contact@citizensacademy.ca

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