Local Governance Reform
Our local governance system faces many challenges – financial, social, environmental and structural. We need to work together to understand these challenges, the impact they are having and what the solutions will be. The goal is to have a local governance and service delivery system that is effective and affordable today and well into the future.
Did you know...
In New Brunswick, there are 104 local governments:
- 8 cities
- 26 towns
- 61 villages
- 1 regional municipality
- 8 rural communities
Plus 236 local service districts.
Together, that adds up to 340 entities.
For a comparison of populations and numbers of local governments across Canada, click here .
The Government of New Brunswick has launched a process to modernize and strengthen our local governance system. This process will be undertaken in three major phases.
Phase 1November 2020 – February 2021
- Determine framework for reform process
- Initial engagement of key stakeholders
- Launch Local Governance Reform website
- Establish supporting committees / working groups
Phase 2March 2021 – June 2021
- Release of green paper (public discussion document)
- Public and stakeholder engagement
Phase 3July 2021– December 2021
- Analysis of public / stakeholder feedback
- Release engagement summary document (What We Heard)
- Release of white paper
- Initial steps toward implementation
Register for a World Café Community Roundtable
New Brunswickers are invited to participate in a series of eight in-person world café community roundtable discussions about the next steps in local governance reform.Learn more
Read the what we heard document
New Brunswickers shared their input on the opportunities presented in the green paper in public engagement sessions, emails, briefs and through our survey.