Bousfields has a long history of successful community engagement due to our extensive knowledge of planning policy and process, comprehensive approach, and experience with complex projects.
We now live in a time where there is increasing access to knowledge and information. This has created increased expectations from community members and key stakeholders to be involved throughout the development process. While community members and key stakeholders have always been a part of the planning process, now more than ever there is an opportunity and desire for more meaningful engagement.
At Bousfields, we believe the planning and community engagement processes are deeply rooted in collaboration and work to inform one another. This is why we have a dedicated team of community engagement experts to support clients in meaningful engagement practices.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SERVICES
A roadmap outlining the strategic approach to engaging with all stakeholders.
A report built from the strategy outlined in the Stakeholder Engagement Plan to accompany development applications for submission to municipalities.
Execution of a variety of engagement tools and methods (open houses, community meetings, websites, communications strategies, update notices, workshops, urban design charrettes).
Guiding and moderating conversations with residents’ associations, interested community members, existing tenants and broader community meeting formats.
Using technology and social media to complement traditional engagement tactics reaching community members who typically would not participate in the engagement process.
Sessions on how to work and communicate with community members during city led public meetings (e.g. present, respond to Q&A).