"This guide provides information on the role and parameters of public involvement in the Canadian health system. It discusses the role of public involvement within democratic governance generally, different methods of public involvement, and the necessary conditions for successful public involvement. The guide concludes with an extensive appendix of public involvement methods. The appendix offers a description of each method, its strengths and weaknesses, a list of examples, and a series of references. Methods covered include: citizen juries and panels, consensus conferences, scenario workshops, deliberative polls, and citizens’ dialogues. "