Communications & Engagement Survey Results

Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

Tags: Featured , Live Here , Your Municipality

The District of Sicamous is committed to improving communication efforts within our community. We conducted a survey to determine what kinds of public input and communication channels best suit the community. The survey was open from January 15 to February 15, 2024.

Here are some quick points from the survey results:

  • The survey had 99 participants.
    • 80 full-time residents.
    • 14 part-time residents.
    • 4 Area E residents.
    • 1 visitor to the community.
  • 60% of respondents get their information from District social media pages, and 60% of residents indicated that they would prefer to get their information from social media pages.
  • 48% of respondents "agreed" that they know how to contact the District if they have an issue or question.
  • 49% of respondents read the District's annual report. 33% would read the annual report, but don't know where to find it. 15% don't read the annual report.
  • According to 28 respondents, housing is the most pressing issue facing Sicamous.
  • The top three most important things for the District to communicate about are community infrastructure, District budget/spending and capital projects.
  • 45.7% of respondents indicated that the District's social media presence has improved over the past two years.
  • Most respondents indicated that the District provides too little information on social media, in newspaper ads and in District online news.
  • 66% of respondents are interested in a District email newsletter. Subscribe to our "What's New" monthly E Newsletter!
  • 48% of respondents completed a District survey in the past year.
  • Respondents' top three choices for providing input on important District issues were online surveys, open houses and participatory workshops with active discussion.
  • According to respondents, masterplans, neighbourhood plans, changes to bylaws, the District budget and park, trail or playground designs should require public input.
  • Respondents indicated that community meetings should be held either in-person or by Zoom in the evening or on a weekday noon hour.

View the results!