One of the firm’s most innovative projects, the Thompson Economic Diversification Working Group Process, has been awarded a Canadian Institute of Planners 2014 Award of Planning Excellence in the New and Emerging Planning Initiatives Category.
SvN and consulting firm rePlan facilitated the community engagement and technical planning component of the TEDWG Process, along with Nichols Applied Management, Associated Engineering and On Three Communication Design. The TEDWG Process has emerged as a best practice in both procedural and technical capacity building to ensure local stakeholders can fully engage in planning for the long-term sustainability of their community.
The Thompson Economic Diversification Working Group was established in May 2011 to identify strategic priorities in areas such as housing, education and training, economic development, regional planning and municipal governance for the Thompson Region in Northern Manitoba.
The Thompson Economic Working Group’s Final Report is available here.