Xwísten Website

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 […]

Xwísten Human Resources Policy

Xwísten Human Resources Policy Date: 2015 EcoPlan worked with Xwísten to write their human resources policy, ensuring that it was compliant with federal and provincial laws, met best practices for First Nations human resources management, and met the needs of members, staff and Council.The project sought to formalize and standardize the existing human resources practices in […]

Regional Planning Toolkit for Treaty First Nations & Local Governments

Regional Planning Toolkit for Treaty First Nations & Local Governments Date: 2012 In 2012, EcoPlan helped support two new Treaty First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty — Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government — join the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) on Vancouver Island’s west coast. An undertaking with no precedents, EcoPlan worked with the parties through […]

Regional District of Central Okanagan Priority Projects

Regional District of Central Okanagan Priority Projects Date: 2016-2017 The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s (RDCO) RGS Priority Projects Plan is a Five-year Action Plan that outlines priority initiatives for the RDCO to implement based on commitments defined in the RDCO’s Regional Growth. The RDCO engaged EcoPlan International (EPI) to work with RDCO staff and the […]

Politics, Strategies, and Structural Projects Workshop (Mexico)

Politics, Strategies, and Structural Projects Workshop (Mexico) Date: 2009 EcoPlan facilitated a workshop on politics, strategies and structural projects to facilitate brainstorming and innovation regarding the future of urban areas in northern Mexico. This workshop, which was attended by members of the municipalities of Tijuana, Tecate, and Playas de Rosarito, aimed to generate a participatory […]

Okanagan Indian Band Council Planning Session

Okanagan Indian Band Council Planning Session Date: 2012 In October of 2013, the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) Chief and Council, along with the Executive Director, participated in a two-day strategic planning and governance session, supported by facilitator William Trousdale of EcoPlan. The primary purpose of these meetings was to develop the 2013 Council Strategic Plan […]

Musqueam Staff Retreat

Musqueam Staff Retreat Date: 2008 EcoPlan supported a Staff Retreat that focused on Strategic Planning and Organizational Planning in the Musqueam community. This retreat built on a previous staff planning retreat which focused on developing the 2008 departmental work plans and visions. The workshop, which emphasized Musqueam organizational development, was designed as an interactive group […]

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 […]

Musqueam Chief, Council, and Economic Development Retreat

Musqueam Chief, Council, and Economic Development Retreat Date: 2009 EcoPlan facilitated a retreat for the Musqueam Chief and Council, which focused on developing an effective Musqueam economic development governance structure. This governance structure has helped improve transparency, economic efficiency and boost revenue generation.

Musqueam 2010 Council Retreat

Musqueam 2010 Council Retreat Date: 2010 EcoPlan conducted a retreat for the Musqueam Council to address governance issues. During the retreat, EcoPlan facilitated effective discussion between Council members and helped develop a strategic plan for Council and for the Economic Development branch of the Musqueam government.

Governance Capacity Initiative for the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Governance Capacity Initiative for the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC) to develop an orientation kit and training program (including interactive web elements) and deliver several workshops to the Tribal Council and community for governance capacity building.  Developed with input from elected officials and Band Administrators […]

Dzawada’enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan

Dzawada’enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2008-2010 The Dzawada’enuxw CCP was developed in phases over three years, exploring the traditional governance, social practices, and community issues and their historical roots. The plan describes a vision for future generations incorporating traditional laws, values and practices. Innovations include a uniquely Dzawada’enuxw approach to community development based on the […]

Xwisten Health and Safety Policy Manual

Xwisten Health and Safety Policy Manual Date: 2015-2016 First Nations operations and businesses are complex in terms of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), as there are overlapping OHS regulations (federal and provincial) that apply. Xwísten’s situation wasfurther complicated in that their business and government operations were extremely varied (including office work, construction, forestry, firefighting,health care, […]

Xwisten Governnance Policy

Xwisten Governance Policy Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan and Activate Planning were contracted by TransLink to develop the concept of a mobility lab for presentation to TransLink’s board. The report summarises the potential role, development and governance of a mobility lab to assist TransLink and the region during this period of transformation in transportation. By considering best practice […]

Squamish-Lillooet Economic Development

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Economic Development Opportunities Project EcoPlan conducted an Economic Opportunity Assessment project for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) to foster economic development and to facilitate collaboration among local governments. The project was coordinated by the SLRD as part of its Regional Growth Strategy initiative, and included many municipal, regional and First Nations governments. [...]

KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan

Moving From Crisis to Hope: KHFN Comprehensive Community Plan 2007 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence in Rural/Small Town Planning Planning Institute of British Columbia 2007 Award for Excellence in Planning EcoPlan coordinated a community-based project to establish a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) for the Kwicksutaineuk Ah‐kwaw‐ah‐mish First Nations. The CCP was the [...]

Musqueam Comprehensive Community Plan

Musqueam Comprehensive Community Plan: We Are of One Heart and Mind Client: Musqueam First Nation Date: 2010 – 2011 2011 Planning Institute of B.C. Award for Excellence in Planning Practice 2010 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Excellence in Recreation Planning (Honorable Mention) Musqueam’s comprehensive, sustainable community development plan, We Are of One Heart and Mind [...]