DIY Engage! Toolkit

The DIY Engage! Toolkit is a resource designed specifically to help organizations and communities design more inclusive places, projects and groups. The toolkit is accessible to anyone, whether you are planning a youth engagement event or gathering feedback from community members. Whenever there is a decision to be made that will impact others, this toolkit can help!

Built using timely scholarly research and concepts, the kit includes interactive tools and materials for anyone doing engagement work, including a conversation blueprint, a deck of challenge cards, and a set of buttons designed to encourage outside-of-the-box thinking. Each item has an intended purpose and will contribute to helping engage participants in decision-making.

CPI has begun pilot testing this new resource with community partners. In coming months, downloadable toolkit components will be posted on the website, and complete kits will be available through the Centre for Public Involvement.

“We created this resource out of a need identified by organizations wanting to address barriers to participation and make their communities more inclusive.” – Fiona Cavanagh, Executive Director of CPI


If you are interested in learning more about this resource, or participating in the pilot test, contact cpi@ualberta.ca.