Xwísten Website Date: 2014 EcoPlan worked with Xwísten to completely redesign (in form and function) their website in order to better meet communications needs with members, funders, and other stakeholders. The need for improved communications, especially with members (on and off-reserve), was identified in their 2014 Comprehensive Community Plan, and this plan is guiding the […]
Town of Oliver OCP Update Date: 2016-2017 With the support of the Arlington Group, EcoPlan led a project to review and update the Town of Oliver’s Official Community Plan. The project included a focus on downtown revitalization, including new and simplified design guidelines for the area, and the development of supportive policies across multiple chapters. The […]
TCK FN Date: 2007 EPI, working with Beringia Planning, undertook this planning initiative to engage TKC Citizens in the design and implementation of a local economic development (LED) strategy and system that serves the community in ways that meet the cultural, social, economic and environmental values and practices of TKC, including helping to fulfill their economic […]
Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Date: 2012 EcoPlan, in partnership with Diamond Head Consulting, developed the City of Surrey’s leading edge Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS). The work was built on past planning initiatives, including the Ecosystem Management Study and Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. The results of this project informed large scale community planning, as well as secondary plans and regulatory […]
Surrey Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy Date: 2007-2008 To help better manage new bicycle recreation demands (i.e., off-road, urban mountain bike and BMX riding), EcoPlan led a project to develop a comprehensive Bicycle Recreation Facilities Strategy for the City of Surrey. The project resulted in guidelines for the development and provision of new facilities, the upgrading of […]
Summerland Economic Development Forum Date: 2012 Based on our proprietary and award winning participatory strategic planning process, EcoPlan designed and delivered an economic development forum for the District of Summerland. The forum attracted over 50 members of the local business community, the District of Summerland Mayor, Council and staff, residents, as well as representatives of the […]
South Cariboo Official Community Plan Date: 2015-? EcoPlan was retained to support the Arlington Group in an update of the South Cariboo Area OCP. The OCP Update includes multi-faceted public consultation throughout the process, including a project Advisory Committee and local First Nations engagement. Other areas addressed in the OCP update include a review of ALR […]
Solid Waste Management Planning (Philippines) Date: 1996=1997 Working with CIDA, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Philippines National Government, EcoPlan developed a multi-stakeholder approach to solid waste management. Our team examined all aspects of an integrated solid waste management strategy using an approach that has since been widely adopted and implemented around the world.
Shaping Active, Healthy Communities – Community Leaders Guide Date: 2010 EcoPlan worked with the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) to develop a workshop guide to support HSF’s Shaping Active, Healthy Communities Toolkit, a resource guide for individuals and organizations interested in making their communities healthier places to live. As a companion document, the workshop guide helps HSF’s volunteer […]
Selecting a New Model for Economic Services Delivery Date: 2016 The Village of Cumberland recently withdrew from their regional economic development service and is now moving forward with developing a new model of service delivery. EcoPlan worked with Cumberland to assist them in exploring their options and in determining what economic development service model best meets […]
SEAS Program Evaluation Date: 2017+ EPI is currently working with TNC Canada and several Coastal First Nations (Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais and Nuxalk) to evaluate the impact of a youth program known as the SEAS program – Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards. This program operates in several communities and is specifically tailored to meet each community’s priorities, needs and […]
Regional Economic Partnership Initiative Date: 2016+ EcoPlan is currently working with the SLRD, District of Lillooet, SLRD Area A and B, and the six Northern St’at’imc communities on the development of a regional economic collaboration model. This project will bring together the stakeholder governments at the leadership level to find ways to align their work on […]
Partners in Parks: Strengthening Aboriginal engagement and relationships in Parks Canada protected areas Date: 2014 EcoPlan worked with Parks Canada to develop a resource and planning guide to help support and strengthen Aboriginal engagement in protected areas management. Designed for a range of users, it is intended to complement Parks Canada’s existing resources and to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Powell River Official Community Plan Update Client: City of Powell River Date: 2013-2014 EcoPlan worked with a planning team led by the Arlington Group on updating the City of Powell River’s 2005 Official Community Plan. EcoPlan helped plan and deliver the community engagement component and coordinated planning collaboration with Tla’amin Nation, BC’s most recent Treaty […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Squamish Downtown Neighbourhood Plan Client: District of Squamish Date: 2013-2014 EcoPlan worked with a larger project team to update and finalize the Squamish Downtown Neighbourhood Plan. As part of the Downtown Squamish Transformation Initiative, the project included a substantial economic development review to ensure that the revised plan addresses existing economic challenges, better integrates economic […]
Town of Oliver OCP Update Client: Town of Oliver Date: 2016-2017 With the support of the Arlington Group, EcoPlan led a project to review and update the Town of Oliver’s Official Community Plan. The project included a focus on downtown revitalization, including new and simplified design guidelines for the area, and the development of supportive policies across […]
Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Client: City of Surrey Date: 2012 EcoPlan, in partnership with Diamond Head Consulting, developed the City of Surrey’s leading edge Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS). The work was built on past planning initiatives, including the Ecosystem Management Study and Surrey’s Sustainability Charter. The results of this project informed large scale community planning, as […]
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 […]
Thunder Bay Pedestrian and Cyclist Wayfinding Strategy Engagement Client: City of Thunder Bay Engagemen Dates: 2017 – 2018 EcoPlan is working with Alta Planning + Design and Applied Wayfinding on the City of Thunder Bay’s Pedestrian and Cycling Wayfinding Plan, which will result in a system of signs and maps that will help people find […]
Squamish Employment Lands Strategy Client: District of Squamish Dates: 2014 – 2015 EcoPlan worked with the District of Squamish on the development of an Employment Lands Strategy for the district municipality. The project built off the District’s current planning work (e.g., OCP and Zoning update, Downtown Neighbourhood Plan, Oceanfront Development) to help ensure that employment […]
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 […]
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 […]
Indonesia – Local Economic Development Policy Support Date: 1998 This UNDP project provided policy support and participatory analysis in support of Indonesia’s decentralization efforts.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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 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.
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 […]
Metro Fermentation Date: 2015 EcoPlan was retained by Metro Vancouver to conduct stakeholder engagement, present and gather feedback on a proposed Fermentation Bylaw.
SRD First Nations Engagement Date: 2015 EcoPlan was contracted by the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) to review a draft of their First Nations engagement strategy and associated staff report.