**** HRM Media Release
2021 Resident Survey underway
The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched its 2021 Resident Survey. The survey is conducted to gather feedback from residents, measure performance, and help guide strategic policy and planning decisions.
Mayor Mike Savage encourages residents to use this opportunity to share their opinions with members of Regional Council and municipal staff.
“Past surveys have been extremely valuable in making us aware of how satisfied people are with the services they are receiving,” said Savage. “This is a tool to show us where we can improve, and to show people we are listening.”
Letters to 20,000 households were mailed this week. This randomly selected sample of households, proportionally representative of the population from districts across our region, was chosen using the municipality’s civic addressing database.
The survey can be completed online, in written form, or over the phone. It asks a diverse range of questions about quality of life, resident priorities, value for taxes, satisfaction with services and service delivery, recreation, leisure, safety, community infrastructure, transportation, and other services.
Non-selected residents can still engage with the municipality on current and future projects through our public engagement portal: https://www.shapeyourcityhalifax.ca. There will also be future surveys and more opportunities to participate.
The last survey of this kind was conducted in 2018. Results were used to assist Regional Council in planning and allocating resources for the years ahead.
For more information on the 2021 Resident Survey, visit https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/accountability-transparency/citizen-survey.