Xwísten Economic Development Strategy

Xwísten Economic Development Strategy Date: 2015 EcoPlan worked with Xwísten (Bridge River Indian Band) on an economic development strategy for on- and off-reserve opportunities for the band and band members. The strategy is intended to be a guiding document and workplan for a soon-to-be-hired economic development officer, and will include a skills inventory, assessment of […]

Malcolm Island Economic Development Strategy

Malcolm Island Economic Development Strategy Date: 2013 to 2014 Building on the work done over the previous two years by the community, EcoPlan worked with the residents of Sointula and Malcolm Island to develop a community economic development strategy.  The island’s reliance on shrinking and volatile resource industries (fishing and forestry) have led to significant changes in […]

Downtown Oliver Action Plan

Downtown Oliver Action Plan Date: 2017 The Downtown Action Plan outlines a range of strategic actions the Town of Oliver and partners could pursue to retain and grow existing businesses, attract new investment, and enhance the public realm in support of the ongoing effort to revitalize Downtown Oliver. The Action Plan is made up of […]

Creston Area Economic Development Strategy

Creston Area Economic Development Strategy Date: 2017 This project is just starting up. EcoPlan will be creating an economic development strategy for the Creston region, focusing on key sectors of agriculture and tourism. Based on client input, EcoPlan will be developing an innovation focused plan with engagement that is fun and inspires community celebration.

Squamish Employment Lands Strategy

Squamish Employment Lands Strategy Client: District of Squamish Date: 2014 EcoPlan worked with the District of Squamish on the development of an Employment Lands Strategy for the district municipality. The project builds off the District’s current planning work (e.g., OCP and Zoning update, Downtown Neighbourhood Plan, Oceanfront Development) to help ensure that employment lands are available and used […]

Regional District of Mount Waddington Strategic Economic Sectors Plan

Client: Regional District of Mount Waddington Dates: 2014 EcoPlan worked with the Regional District of Mount Waddington on an analysis of the strategic sectors that will be the basis for economic development in the next 5-10 years in the Regional District. Following an initial analysis of the relative size and growth potential of each sector, the […]

Health Impact Assessment Guidebook and Toolkit

Health Impact Assessment Guidebook and Toolkit Client:  Metro Vancouver, PlanH Date: 2014-2015 EcoPlan worked with Metro Vancouver, PlanH, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and several other partners to develop a guidebook and corresponding toolkit for Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities. The guidebook provides an introduction to HIA and outlines a five-step process […]

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 […]

South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Preliminary Review

Client: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Date: 2015 EcoPlan, supported by the Arlington Group, was engaged to conduct a preliminary review of the South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy (RGS), which applies to the southern portion of the Okanagan Valley and includes the municipalities of Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton and Summerland, and RDOS Electoral Areas “A”, “C”, “D”, “E”, […]

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 […]

Public Art and Design in Mid- Sized Municipal Infrastructure

Client: Metro Vancouver Date: 2015 With new infrastructure facilities in development and others in the planning stages, Metro Vancouver was looking to explore the opportunities and values of a more formalized approach to incorporating public art and achieving higher architectural and urban design standards in its infrastructure projects. EcoPlan provided Metro Vancouver with information regarding precedent-setting examples where […]

Doig River First Nation Community Trust Workshop

Client: Doig River First Nation Date: 2012 Comprehensive Community Planning – when done well – can be a major “game-changer” for First Nations communities. This has been recognized by Doig River First Nation. To this end, the Doig River organized a one-day workshop with Community Trust members, staff and Chief and Council. The workshop was […]