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.
City of Powell River Arts, Culture & Creative Sector Initiative Date: 2011-2013 EcoPlan staff worked with the City of Powell River, Tourism Powell River and other stakeholders throughout the region to identify assets and opportunities for economic development opportunities in the arts/ culture sectors. Local arts and culture individuals, businesses and organizations were inventoried using […]
Colwood and Langford Official Community Plan Update Date: 2007-2008 EcoPlan worked with a larger consultant team led by HB Lanarc (now Golder) to review and update the Official Community Plans (OCP) of Colwood and Langford, two of B.C.’s fastest growing communities. EcoPlan was responsible for the OCP’s economic development chapter and worked closely with the […]
Community Economic Development Training Date: 2011 EcoPlan delivered a one day training to members of CANDO on economic development strategic planning.
Confidential – Indigenous Compensation Legal Case Date: 2012 EcoPlan conducted a Traditional Land Use for a law firm to support legal case.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Date: 2012 Building off of an earlier culture park concept design project, EcoPlan supported Driftpile First Nation to develop detailed cost estimates for its construction. This included researching regionally specific materials and construction costs for the park’s various elements, and phasing the costs according to the construction schedule. Driftpile is […]
Driftpile First Nation Culture Park Costing Date: 2011 One of the priority tourism opportunities identified in an earlier assessment carried out by EcoPlan was a culture park and learning centre. EcoPlan was retained by Driftpile First Nation to develop a concept plan, preliminary design and site program for this facility on band-owned land adjoining their […]
Driftpile First Nation Enterprise Forum Date: 2012 EcoPlan designed and delivered an economic development forum with the Council and key staff from Driftpile First Nation. The focus of the forum was on enterprise governance – specifically on developing an economic development corporation that clearly separates business from politics with a focus on wealth creation and […]
EcoPlan conducted a detailed regional tourism market assessment, opportunity analysis and community-based structured decision-making process to help identify, and prioritize tourism development opportunities for an Aboriginal community located in northern Alberta. The project included an evaluation of three opportunities that had already been identified by the community and involved the creation of an advisory committee […]
Driftpile RV Park Business Plan and Design Date: 2010 As a result of the previous Tourism Opportunity Assessment, EcoPlan developed a business plan and design for a 511-site RV park to be developed on the shores of Lesser Slave Lake, on the land of the Driftpile First Nation. Progressive environmental design features and a significant […]
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 […]
Economic Impact & Opportunity Assessment of the 2010 Olympic Games Date: 2010 EcoPlan led a strategic planning process to help the St’át’imc First Nation identify sustainable, 2010 Olympic-related economic opportunities that would carry on beyond the horizon of the Games. The planning process utilized a structured decision-making procedure involving an Advisory Committee that represented all […]
EcoTourism Boat Business Feasibility Analysis Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan conducted a feasibility study that assessed the purchase of a boat by a small, isolated, and Aboriginal community on the coast of British Columbia. This boat purchase was identified as a tourism opportunity to provide wilderness ecotours to visitors while also providing the local population with access […]
Experience the Gulf Islands Concept Plan Date: 2016 EcoPlan supported the development of Experience the Gulf Islands, a unique inter-island community tourism strategy for the Southern Gulf Islands (Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender, Salt Spring, Saturna). Using community, partner, and stakeholder input, the structured, strategic plan built on existing island tourism and community initiatives […]
Four Host First Nations Olympic Pavilion Relocation Proposal Date: 2010 EcoPlan assisted Musqueam in writing a proposal for the Host First Nations Pavilion from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The proposal included production of video and graphic support material. Musqueam’s bid was successful and the pavilion has since been rebuilt as Musqueam’s Cultural Learning Centre.
Gitga’at Economic Development Strategy Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan helped the Gitga’at First Nation on BC’s north coast formulate a five-year strategy for sustainable economic development. Work included the development of a comprehensive community profile and base-case analysis of current economic opportunities, trends and issues in and along BC’s north coast. The community-based and driven project utilized […]
Horezu Local Economic Development Strategy (Romania) Date: 2005-2006 EcoPlan coordinated the development of a strategic economic development plan in Horezu, a town of 10,000 in central Romania. The plan’s development involved the community, local businesses, schools and numerous stakeholder groups. The resulting plan was the first broad-based strategic plan for local economic development in Romania […]
Kainai Nation Arts & Crafts Tourism Business Plannin Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan helped create a business plan to establish an Aboriginal arts & crafts enterprise that links one of Canada’s largest aboriginal communities to the region’s growing tourism sector, specifically within Waterton Lakes National Park. This project began by building a unique brand for the community […]
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nations Community Economic Development Strategy Date: 2011 In response to the CCP priorities, KHFN conducted an Economic Development Strategy supported by EPI.
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.
Lil’wat Economic Development Strategy Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan was engaged by the Lil’wat First Nation to create a five-year economic development strategy. Initial work included a community assessment and base-case analysis of current economic opportunities in the region, and the development of tools to engage community members in participatory planning processes. A community open house and […]
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.
Living Coast Lodge Economic Feasibility Study Date: 2000 EcoPlan provided the Business Development Bank of Canada with a market and financial feasibility analysis and management review for a world-class ecotourism lodge to be developed by the Balaklava Development Corporation (BDC) on Balaklava Island, northwest of Port Hardy, BC. The detailed analysis included a comprehensive market […]
Local Economic Development & Municipal Service Delivery (Zambia) Date: 2005 Working with UNDP, EcoPlan undertook three main actions over the course of this project: an evaluation of UNDP support of decentralization, with recommendations for a way forward; an exploratory assessment of opportunities to support LED in relation to the process of decentralization; and an evaluation […]
Local Economic Development for Small and Medium Sized Cities Date: 2012 As part of an ongoing partnership with UN Habitat in providing expert support and advice for local economic development (LED) around the globe, EPI developed the following six tools for LED: (1) Services and Support – i3 Ideas, Impact, Implementation; (2) Situation Assessment: Assets, […]
Local Economic Development for Yukon Elected Officials Date: 2016 EcoPlan developed a Local Economic Development for Yukon Elected Officials for Yukon Economic Development to increase the understanding and awareness of local economic development planning methods and processes. The action-oriented session takes participants through a series of structured activities so that be the end of the […]
Local Economic Development in Practice Date: 2013 The precursor to this joint UN-Habitat / EcoPlan International toolkit, Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning, focused primarily on process – how to develop an economic development strategy through participatory methods. This toolkit looks at local economic development in practice. It dives deeper into some of the […]
Local Economic Development Seminar – World Urban Forum Date: 2006 EcoPlan designed and facilitated a professional development seminar on strategic planning for local economic development (LED) as a special “pre-event” for the World Urban Forum. The interactive seminar examined how various groups – including donors, local government, private sector, and civil society organizations – are […]
Local Economic Development Through Strategic Planning Date: 2006 EcoPlan helped facilitate a workshop organized around the four-volume Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development, a joint UN-HABITAT-EcoPlan publication. The event focused on interactive group training, where participants learned from each other, the trainer, and the training materials. It included Country Dialogues where local and regional participants […]
Lower Similkameen Economic Development Strategy Date: 2011-2012 EcoPlan worked with Beringia Planning to support the development of a community economic development strategy for the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. This strategy provided vital information that continues to guide decision making and action at a time when the Nation continues to transition towards greater accountability and transparency […]
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 […]
MIB CEOP Date: 2012 EcoPlan helped to develop community economic development operations plan.
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.
Municipal Taxation Survey for the Vancouver Board of Trade Date: 2005 EcoPlan assisted with a project for the Vancouver Board of Trade to carry out a comparative analysis of municipal revenue bases in North American Cities. With an eye to potential municipal finance reform in Canadian municipalities, the study analyzed the municipal revenue base in […]
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 Highbury Diversion Chamber/ Metro Musqueam Diversion Chamber Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan supported the consultation with Musqueam of Metro’s Highbury Diversion Chamber.
Musqueam Indian Band Economic Development Date: 2010-?
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 […]
Planning for Healthy Communities and Economies Workshop Date: 2009-2010 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. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss how communities could facilitate economic development and diversification opportunities by […]
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 […]
Post-Crisis Local Economic Recovery Learn & Practice Package Date: 2008 EcoPlan contributed to the development of a Local Economic Recovery Learn and Practice Package,a manual series for practitioners containing guidance, operational tools, and self‐assessment instruments for Local Economic Recovery (LER) field practice. To be globally disseminated by the International Labour Organization, the package is comprised of […]
RDF Namgis Date: 2016 Having previously worked with the Village of Alert Bay and ‘Namgis First Nation to develop a joint economic development strategy, EcoPlan was contracted to assist in an application for funding to support the first phases of the Strategy’s implementation.
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 […]
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 […]
Residential Marketing Analysis for Maroon Creek Club; Aspen, Colorado Date: 1996 This study was developed for legal proceedings and expert testimony. It established an evaluation framework and analyzed the marketing efforts for this high-end resort project.
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 […]
SFU Local Economic Development Course Date: 2007