Stakeholder Engagement, Public Participation & Facilitation

The HEG provides expertise in the design and implementation of stakeholder engagement and public participation programs. We are certified mediators and facilitators who have been involved in programs ranging in size from small groups of 10 – 15 stakeholders to large multi-year programs with several hundred stakeholders. The HEG provides advice and support in all phases of public participation programs, from the development of basic concepts and project design through to the implementation phase, and eventually to communication and feedback.

In particular, partners of the HEG have the proven ability to develop effective working relationships with Indigenous communities. Our unique approach to public participation, communications and technical expertise has facilitated successful consultation with a range of people including community leadership, elders, trappers, farmers, technical teams, resource managers, youth and school groups.

HEG has successfully scoped, managed and facilitated projects throughout Alberta, British Columbia, South and Central America, Central Asia, South Pacific and Africa.

Project examples

  • Community Engagement Framework for Public Private Partnerships, Tanzania
  • Aboriginal consultation programs for the development of 500 kV, 240 kV and 138 kV transmission line project in Alberta
  • Guidelines supporting the socio-environmental regulatory process in Latin America
  • Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Cumulative Effects Communications Projects to facilitate Aboriginal community consultation in North East Alberta
  • Alberta Land Use Framework – Facilitation of provincial policy workgroups and South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council
  • Facilitation of multi-stakeholder group in North East British Columbia
  • Stakeholder engagement with rural Indigenous communities in Papua New Guinea