A Kid’s Guide to Building Great Communities: A Manual for Planners and Educators

A Kid’s Guide to Building Great Communities: A Manual for Planners and Educators EcoPlan researched, supported and provided graphic design services during the development of an activity guide and manual to assist with teaching about urban planning and community development. Aimed at planning professionals and educators, the manual is designed to provide ideas, exercises and […]

Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan

Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan EcoPlan worked with Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (AZA) on a comprehensive community plan for a new reserve, received by the formerly landless First Nation in 2008. Located three hours north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Partridge Lake community will ultimately be home to administrative offices, community facilities, housing and new businesses. […]

BC Hydro – Site C – Technical Advisory Committee Support

BC Hydro – Site C – Technical Advisory Committee Support Date: 2009 Working with Compass Resource Management, EcoPlan provided support for several of the technical advisory committees assembled to guide analysis and decision making related to BC Hydro’s Peace River ‘Site C’ project. This work was carried out as part of the second stage of […]

BC Hydro Clowholm

BC Hydro Clowholm Date: 2003 EcoPlan provided facilitation and decision analysis support to the Clowhom Water Use Plan Consultative Committee, which came to a consensus agreement on a package of recommendations. The Clowhom Reservoir lies in a steep-sided valley at the head of Salmon Inlet and at the edge of the Tantalus Range, 32 km […]

BCRPA

BCRPA Date: 2010 EcoPlan designed and facilitated a workshop that pulled together health practitioners and economic development stakeholders to identify the links between a healthy built environment and local economic development.

Block F- University Endowment Lands Rezoning

Block F- University Endowment Lands Rezoning Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked as part of a larger team to assist Musqueam Indian Band in rezoning a parcel of land known as ‘Block F’ located in the University Endowment Lands near UBC.  This land, part of Musqueam’s unceded traditional territory, was returned to Musqueam Indian Band as part […]

Britannia Renewal Engagement

Britannia Renewal Engagement Date: 2016+ EcoPlan is working with a larger project team led by Urban Arts Architecture to develop a Master Plan for Britannia Community Services Centre and the large 18-acre site in East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood. EcoPlan is leading public engagement for the community-guided project, which will result in a plan for […]

Campbell River Downtown Revitalization

Campbell River Downtown Revitalization Date: 2013 EcoPlan conducted a strategic review with Council to develop a clear path for downtown revitalization.

Carrall Street Greenway Sustainability Forum

Carrall Street Greenway Sustainability Forum Date: 2005-2006 EcoPlan staff managed a key component of the public process for Carrall street greenway, which connects and completes Vancouver’s seawall by allowing pedestrians and cyclists to move from Burrard Inlet to False Creek. The Ideas Forum provided a venue for over 150 Downtown Eastside residents, property owners, community […]

Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Preliminary Consultation Process

Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Preliminary Consultation Process Date: 2010-2011 EPI was engaged by the Regional District of Central Okanagan to support the preliminary consultation process for its Regional Growth Strategy review process. This work included the development and implementation of an education and awareness campaign around the Regional Growth Strategy project and the broader […]

City of Abbotsford Economic Development Strategy

City of Abbotsford Economic Development Strategy Date: 2016 to 2017 EcoPlan worked with the City of Abbotsford to develop an economic development strategy that provides the team from the City of Abbotsford’s Economic Development department with direction, objectives, strategies and actions to guide their work over the next three years. Given the importance of relationship and […]

Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy Phase 2 and 3

Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy Phase 2 and 3 Date: 2017+ EcoPlan and NHC are working with Surrey to help prepare the city for a changing climate and help our coastal communities become more resilient, with focus on Surrey’s coastal floodplain area.

Community Economic Development Training

Community Economic Development Training Date: 2011 EcoPlan delivered  a one day training to members of CANDO on economic development strategic planning.

Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy

Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Date: 2011-2013 Working with a larger consultant team, EcoPlan helped lead the development of a Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) for the Comox Valley Regional District. The RGS is unique in its use of clear, objective-based measures for its policy sections. These indicators are clearly linked to and coordinated […]

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict

Costa Rica Pineapple Conflict Date: 2011 EcoPlan supported a training session was on how to apply structured decision support to the challenges of agricultural development in Costa Rica.

Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation Plan and Mobility Plan

Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation Plan and Mobility Plan Date: 2014-2016 Winner of a Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Planning Excellence, the Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation and Mobility planning process began in 2015, and despite major administrative, jurisdictional and capacity hurdles, resulted in a doable plan that has improved the community and the lives of […]

Cowichan Tribes Comprehensive Community Plan & Land Use Framework

Coquitlam River Flood Management Process Date: 2012-2013 Cowichan Tribes, the largest First Nation in BC, worked with EcoPlan to create a pair of guiding planning documents for the community – a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) and Land Use Framework. Initial meetings identified that Cowichan Tribes lacked a trained and experienced community planner. Throughout the project […]

Cowichan Valley Regional District Official Community Plan

Cowichan Valley Regional District Official Community Plan Date: 2007-2009 Working with a larger consultant team led by SmartGrowth BC, EcoPlan helped coordinate the first phase of a multi-phase process to prepare a new, integrated Official Community Plan for Electoral Areas B (Shawnigan Lake) and C (Cobble Hill) in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. EcoPlan managed […]

Electoral Area “D-1” OCP Update

Client: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Date: 2014-2016 EcoPlan led a larger project team that includes the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “D-1” in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS). With a small and highly dispersed rural population, the project employed a range of engagement techniques to ensure the […]

Electoral Area “F” OCP Update

Electoral Area “F” OCP Update Date: 2017+ EcoPlan is working with a larger project team that includes the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “F” in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS). The project will include a technical review of hazard conditions in the West Bench area adjacent […]

Electoral Area “D-1” OCP Update

Electoral Area “D-1” OCP Update Client: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Date: 2014-2016 EcoPlan led a larger project team that included the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “D-1” in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS). With a small and dispersed rural population, the project has employed a […]

Euchelon SEA Review

Euchelon SEA Review Date: 2015 EPI, on behalf of the First Nations Fisheries Council, conducted a technical review of DFO’s A Socio-Economic Analysis of the Potential Impacts of Adding Two Endangered Eulachon as part of the Species at Risk Act. The DFO report responds to a regulatory order that was triggered by the need for […]

Fernie Official Community Plan Update

Fernie Official Community Plan Update Date: 2012-2014 Having recently completed its first Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), the City of Fernie need to update its ten-year-old Official Community Plan (OCP) to align with the ICSP and to better incorporate emerging sustainability issues and strategies. EcoPlan worked in partnership with the Whistler Centre for Sustainability on […]

First Nations Engagement in the Capital Regional District’s Regional Sustainability Strategy

First Nations Engagement in the Capital Regional District’s Regional Sustainability Strategy Date: 2013-2016 The Capital Regional District (CRD) is in the process of updating its Regional Growth Strategy to a Regional Sustainability Strategy (RSS), which will have a stronger emphasis on regional economic, social and environmental sustainability. Recognizing that the success of regional planning requires […]

Future of Driving Forum

Future of Driving Forum Date: 2016 EcoPlan was contracted by TransLink to facilitate the last in a series of regional planning discussion forums on the Future of Driving – an initiative to explore how a number of emerging social and technological trends may affect the regional mobility in the future. To help participants (primarily regional […]

Healthy Built Environments ‐ Planning 101 for Health Professionals

Healthy Built Environments ‐ Planning 101 for Health Professionals Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan worked with the Province of British Columbia’s Health Services Authority to develop and deliver Land Use Planning 101, a capacity building workshop series for health professionals to encourage them to become more involved in local planning processes. The initiative included the development and […]

Integrated Marine Use Planning

Integrated Marine Use Planning Date: 2011 North Coast Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) was established in 2005 to enable First Nations people on BC’s North Coast and Lower Skeena River to collaborate on projects where they share common interests and objectives. EcoPlan provided technical and process support to NCSFNSS on their work to develop […]

Islands Trust First Nations Consultation Strategy

Islands Trust First Nations Consultation Strategy Date: 2012 EcoPlan worked with the Islands Trust First Nations Task Force to identify priorities that could be used as the basis for a First Nations Consultation Strategy.  Over the course of two meetings the Task Force worked through a deliberative and structured process based on EcoPlan’s four-phase, ten-step […]

Korea Strategic Planning Training

Korea Strategic Planning Training Date: 2012 EcoPlan supported the development of tools and the delivery of a seven day training on eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure.

Lac La Hache Official Community Plan Review and Update

Lac La Hache Official Community Plan Review and Update Date: 2015-? EcoPlan was retained to support the Arlington Group in an update of the Lac La Hache Area Official Community Plan. Being a small rural community with an influx of seasonal residents, effective public consultation has a high priority in this process – including well-timed […]

LED Egypt – Training and Strategi Planning

LED Egypt – Training and Strategi Planning Date: 2007 EcoPlan developed a local economic development (LED) training series in partnership with UN-HABITAT, through a process of research, peer review and field‐testing.

Lillooet- St’at’imc Economic Development

Lillooet- St’at’imc Economic Development Date: 2008 EcoPlan was contracted by the Squamish- Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) to identify economic development opportunities to benefit the study area, consisting of the District of Lillooet, SLRD Electorial Areas A & B, and six of the Northern St’at’imc communities.

Lynn Valley United Church

Lynn Valley United Church Date: 2013 EcoPlan worked with the LynnValley United Church (LVUC)and Marcon Lynn Valley Homes Ltd. to suppport a public engagement process around the redevelopment of the church site.

Metro Fermentation

Metro Fermentation Date: 2015 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to conduct stakeholder engagement, present and gather feedback on a proposed Fermentation Bylaw.

Metro NLWWTP Community Research

Metro NLWWTP Community Research Date: 2016 EcoPlan was contracted by Metro Vancouver to compile an overview of stakeholder and partner groups who would be affected by an expansion and further development of the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant (NLWWTP).

Metro SNWST Stakeholder List

Metro SNWST Stakeholder List Date: 2016 EcoPlan was contracted by Metro Vancouver to develop a list of stakeholders who would potentially be impacted during the construction of the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel (SNWST) by the District of North Vancouver.

Metro Stanley Park Consultation

Metro Stanley Park Consultation Date: 2016 EcoPlan worked with Metro Vancouver to develop a consultation and engagement startegy around the design and implementation of a new water main.

Metro Vancouver Consultation and Community Relations Services

Metro Vancouver Consultation and Community Relations Services Date: 2014-present In mid-2014 EcoPlan was selected for a standing offer with Metro Vancouver’s Liquid Waste Services and Water Services departments to provide on-going, and as-needed engagement and planning support services. To date, this work has included First Nations engagement, document review and development, and most recently a […]

Metro Vancouver First Nation Reports

Metro Vancouver First Nation Reports Date: 2015 EcoPlan provided technical support on communications to First Nations in Metro Vancouver regarding various Metro project

MIB Council Priorities

MIB Council Priorities Date: 2012 EcoPlan facilitated numerous Musqeaum nation council retreats.

MIB EdStrat

MIB EdStrat Date: 2011 Ecoplan was hired to conduct a professional retreat for Musqueam’s Education Committee, the focus of which was to identify priorities and strategic actions to recommend to Council for approval and then for staff to implement.

Musqueam Self-Governance Public Engagement

Musqueam Self-Governance Public Engagement Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan was retained by Musqueam to assist with public engagement efforts around their self-governance initiatives. Musqueam is entering into bilateral negotiations with the federal government in order to formulate a self-governance framework that will determine a new relationship between the Nation and Canada. Key issues include Musqueam jurisdiction over […]

North Island Tourism Forum

North Island Tourism Forum Date: 2016 In 2016, EcoPlan assisted the Regional District of Mount Waddington with the design and facilitation of a Community-to-Community (C2C) Forum to discuss the tourism sector on Northern Vancouver Island. The Forum looked to identify market opportunities and regional tourism priorities and above all, addressed the question of how North […]

Oak Park Pool House Design Option Study

Oak Park Pool House Design Option Study Date: 2000 This project involved determining a new use for a redundant building located on the grounds of the Marpole Oakridge Community Centre, one of the main community recreation facilities in south Vancouver. After completing a building integrity study, determining that the building (a former pool house) could […]

One West Hastings Centre Development

One West Hastings Centre Development Date: 2004-2007 Working with private sector partners and the PHS Community Services Society, a major service provider in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, EcoPlan was involved in the management of a $6 million proposal to redevelop a strategic heritage building as a multi-tenant facility featuring both non-profit and private sector tenants.  EcoPlan […]

Plan Talk- Aboriginal Planning

Plan Talk- Aboriginal Planning Date: 2005 EcoPlan provided support to a major public process devoted to developing a watershed plan for Snohomish Basin, which includes Seattle, Everett and many outlying rural communities.

Port Alice Economic Development Strategy

Client: Village of Port Alice Date: 2015-2016 Following the curtailment of the town’s major employer, Port Alice began working with EcoPlan on a community-driven economic development strategy. The strategy, called ‘Port of Potential‘ by the community,  focuses on opportunities for diversifying the local economy in ways that align with local values, skills and realistic opportunities.  The final plan […]