EcoPlan International has been selected as the winner of two (out of eight!) Awards for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).  EcoPlan won Awards for Planning Excellence for Planning Publications and Aboriginal Community Planning and Development. We would like to give a huge “Thank You” to our project partners, with whom we share these awards.

We’d like to thank the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government and the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District for their hard work and contributions that led to an Award for Planning Excellence in Planning Publications for the Regional Planning Toolkit for Treaty First Nations and Local Governments. The planning toolkit and resource guide are intended to help Treaty First Nations, regional districts, and local governments improve regional planning, collaboration and service delivery as treaties are implemented across BC.

EcoPlan would also like to thank the Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek for their contributions to the Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan, which won an Award for Planning Excellence in Aboriginal Community Planning and Development. The community plan was an exciting project for everyone involved, since the formerly landless Nation was planning their new reserve community at Partridge Lake from the ground up.

We are looking forward to the awards ceremony in early July, and to continuing to work on such exciting and groundbreaking projects.

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