Incite Planning – Helping Communities Plan for the Future

Incite Planning is a partnership between [tippy title=”Colette Isaac” height=”200″ width=”600″]Colette Isaac is a member of Moose Deer Point First Nation. She has been providing technical and strategic planning services to First Nations in IT and lands management, research and development since 1996.  She has formerly worked as Administrator for her own home community, as well as providing assistance to First Nations through organizations such as the Ogemawahj Tribal Council, the Lands Resource Centre, the United Anishnaabeg Councils, and the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. Working with First Nations has demanded a nuanced understanding and an eclectic skillset that ranged from project management and consultation, to research and training.  Her technical education and training from Sir Sandford Fleming College coupled with extensive First Nation knowledge and experience have provided her with a broad base from which to consider issues related to First Nation self-determination. Colette has continued to explore the relationship of the environment to health, identity and sense of belonging for Aboriginal people and communities with on-going studies at Trent and Western Universities.[/tippy] and [tippy title=”David J. Stinson” height=”200″ width=”600″]David J. Stinson has been consulting since 2004 with the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for a wind energy proposal in Huron County. Prior to that, he has worked as a Planner for the County of Kent Planning Department, Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, and the Ogemawahj Tribal Council which included representing First Nation interests at the Ontario Municipal Board. David has a Master of Science degree from the School of Rural Planning and Development at the University of Guelph, and taught environmental science and science in society, as a professor with Laurentian University. His planning interests have led him to commit time to various committees such as CIP’s Indigenous Peoples Planning Committee, OPPI’s Recognition Committee, the City of Orillia’s Environmental Advisory Committee, Mnjikaning First Nation’s Environment Committee, Harmonization of Planning along the Eastern Georgian Bay Coast Ad hoc Committee, and the Lake Scugog Environmental Management Plan Public Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the Board of two supportive housing projects. He has worked with rural communities since 1993, and is especially is interested in the role of planning for the built environment, community economics, and ecological sustainability. David is a Registered Professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, as well as a Professional Agrologist in the Ontario Institute of Agrologists.[/tippy]. We use our collective experience and expertise to provide land use planning services to First Nations, municipalities and community economic development initiatives.

We will work with you to encourage healthy, resilient, self-reliant communities. By listening to your concerns and respecting your priorities, we can offer the advice and assistance that will support your planning process.