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Your Opinion Counts

Your Opinion Counts

Welcome to Your Opinion Counts, a place where you can gain further insight about Durham Region initiatives and provide constructive feedback on various Regional projects. Community engagement opportunities allow us to work together to enhance effective two-way communication, and we value your opinion! Please take a moment to review the following initiatives, which are now open for feedback.

If this information is required in an accessible format, please contact Website Redevelopment Project

We are currently updating the Region's website, and we need your help to make it successful. Your opinion counts! Our website is the largest communications tool we have.

Public engagement is essential to this process–feedback will help shape the look and feel of our online presence, while outlining what content should be made a priority.

Important opportunities to provide feedback are coming up in the few next months–these include home page focus group sessions.

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Updated Open Data portal

In October 2016, the Region launched its updated Open Data portal. This new site makes it easier to access information, including the ability to view information before it is downloaded.

Please take a moment to look through the data sets available at Then, let us know what you think via the email address on the site. Your feedback will reflect experiences specific to our community.

Open Data is a philosophy and practice that requires certain data to be made freely available to the public, in machine–readable format, without any restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

Early Learning and Child Care Survey

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Children’s Services Division is collecting feedback from parents and caregivers of children 0 to 12 years old. We want to know how to improve early learning programs and child care in your neighbourhood.

Your opinion counts: complete the Early Learning and Child Care Survey

Upon completing the survey by April 3, your name can be entered into a draw to win one of 10 $50 gift cards to the grocery store of your choice.

To learn more about the project, and how this information will be used, please visit

#DurhamTalks: Social media survey

In order improve the social media experience for our residents, we are undertaking a survey to gather feedback on how we can better connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Note: This survey only reflects the @RegionofDurham social media channels, not those of Durham Region Transit, Durham Regional Police or the Health Department. A full list of the Region's social media accounts is available on our Social Media Centre.

Your opinion counts: complete the social media survey by April 28