Recent Public Consultation Experience

Jason worked on the following projects as part of Lura Consulting, February 2008 to September 2009

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Rondeau Bay Barriers & Benefits Research (2009)
Conducted a face-to-face community research survey investigating resident and cottager attitudes and behaviours related to phosphorus loading in Lake Erie.

Waterfront Toronto, Future of the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment (2009)
Provided key input into the strategy and implementation of the GardinerConsultation.ca e-consultation website and also the web based consultation management tool used by the team.

City of Toronto, Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment Approved Undertaking (2008-2009)
Lead author and coordinator of the Public Consultation & Communications Plan.

Portlands Energy Centre, Community Liaison Committee (2008-2009)
Lead coordination of the committee including the implementation of an innovative Questions and Answers document to provide a single source for up-to-date answers to questions discussed in all previous committee meetings.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and City of Toronto, Transit City (2008-2009)
Logistical management of multiple public open houses and wrote reports based on feedback received from participant comments.

Region of Peel, Mississauga Road Widening Class Environmental Assessment (2008-2009)
Worked with the Project Team to design and carry out an effective consultation and communications plan to engage with the stakeholders impacted by the project.

City of Toronto, Toronto Yards Consolidation Study (2009)
Wrote final public consultation report. 

Ontario Ministry of Environment, Wind Turbine Noise Interpretation Document Workshop (2008)
Facilitated group deliberations and authored final report.

Waterfront Toronto, Lower Don Lands Infrastructure Study Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2008-2009)
Co-facilitated public forums and authored summary reports.

Region of Peel, Peel Hanlan Feedermain Class Environmental Assessment (2008-2009)
Crafted and implemented the consultation and communications program that included stakeholder interviews, multiple public open houses, and a plain language community newsletter.

City of Toronto, Lawrence Heights Revitalization Study (2008)
Carried out stakeholder interviews and facilitated roundtable discussions at community forums towards development plans for this priority neighbourhood.

City of Brampton, Brampton Response to the Provincial Growth Plan (2008)
Helped the City of Brampton design, implement and facilitate a public awareness and engagement program, which included public communication materials and a series of public meetings.

City of Pickering, Pickering Indicators (2008)
Co-facilitated an innovative half day workshop with diverse stakeholders to recognize their priorities and collect their feedback on numerous ideas presented to them.


Previous Clients

YMCA Canada (2007)
Conducting stakeholder engagement as part of a web upgrade planning process.

Transportation and Land Use Coalition of the Bay Area, California (2007)
Authored RFP for web site overhaul and consulted on vendor selection.

Centre for Social Innovation (2006)
Provided Dotmocracy group decision-making technique training.

Voluntary Service Overseas Canada (2006)
Consulted on technical on migration of web sites.

Ontario Council for International Cooperation (2006)
Facilitated a large group decision-making process as part of their annual Youth Symposium.

Canadian Co-operative Association (2005-2006)
Planned and implemented the redevelopment of CoopZone.coop.

Social Innovation Canada (2004-2006)
Designed and implemented an online group decision-making tool set and web site.

Toronto General Hospital (2005-2006)
Researched and consulted on public engagement system selection and implementation for the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation.

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public (2005-2006)
Selected and oversaw the implementation of a multi-site custom Drupal development and content management framework for Ashoka.org sites.

Sierra Club of Canada (2003-2006)
Provided web development, consultation and training for various Sierra Club of Canada web services, including mailing lists, extranet and content management system.

City of Toronto (2005)
Co-facilitated advanced Dotmocracy based community consultation meeting for the City of Toronto concerning Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market.

The Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (ONESTEP) (2005)
Provided strategic direction for web services.

Green Party of Canada (2003-2005)
Developed the "Living Platform" wiki system for the Green Party of Canada's collaborative policy development in 2005.

VoluntaryGateway (2003)
Conducted two day training course for 17 different NGO leaders using four different web systems for voluntarygateway.ca

Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE) (2002-2006)
Designed and developed a shared content management for Healthy Environment For Kids . ca

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