Planning

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Planning requires vision. Imagine trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box! Our seasoned professionals guide and facilitate during the planning process. We help clients understand how communities and landscapes work so they can figure out how many pieces the puzzle has and what the picture on the jigsaw puzzle might look like. We especially like helping people discover how to manage and influence change in a positive way.

We have the technical expertise necessary to complete the assignment efficiently and effectively drawing on the multi-disciplined skills of our staff and consulting associates. We are creative and entrepreneurial, practical and solution oriented. Our working philosophy is based on stewardship and citizenship helping people understand the consequences associated with the choices we all make and our responsibility to future generations.

We start from the moral imperative that none of us has the right to mortgage our children's future. Rather we have a stewardship responsibility and ecological ethic that underpins the way we work. We look at resolving today's problems in the context of preserving opportunities for future choices. Whether we are designing subdivisions, writing policies or crafting regulations our objective is to add value. Our goal is to help others reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. We are also strategic thinkers, pragmatists who look for simple, creative solutions and measurable results.

View some of our previous work below:

Planning

Selkirk First Nation Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

SFN Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Project Description

Also in 2007, Selkirk First Nation (SFN) hired Inukshuk to develop a Comprehensive Community Development Plan. SFN required funding for a community water supply improvements. Completion of an ICSP was prerequisite to obtaining that funding.

Inukshuk evaluated community capital improvement needs and assisted the government to identify priorities which were ratified through community consultation. Inukshuk also provided a detailed 10-year financial plan for the community.

Client:

Selkirk First Nation

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

VGFN Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Project Description

In 2009, Inukshuk was commissioned by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation to develop an ICSP for Old Crow, the only Yukon community without road access. This required a comprehensive assessment of local infrastructure challenges, including limited land availability, existing infrastructure conditions, air transport considerations, drainage and riverbank flood erosion protection, permafrost management as well as cultural and heritage value considerations. The end result was a clear 10 year capital plan for the future of Old Crow that has been used to justify winter road planning, airport upgrades, riverbank stabilization, road/surface drainage improvements and waste management upgrades.

Client:

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

White River First Nation Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

WRFN Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Project Description

Inukshuk completed their Comprehensive Community Development Plan in 2009. The First Nation is still under the Indian Act because of an unsettled land claim. Beaver Creek is Canada’s furthest west community on the Alaskan border. With a population of 100, the unincorporated community has many sustainability challenges. The result was a specialized plan with provisions tailored to best manage these unique circumstances.

Client:

White River First Nation