Catherine Rockandel

Public Sector Organizations

School District 42, Facilities Planning, March – November 2021
Facilitated  internal workshops to develop the Public Engagement Plan and stakeholder workshops to update the long-range facilities plan.

City of Nanaimo, Health and Housing Task Force, March – July 2021
Facilitation of virtual workshops with the City, the Snuneymuxw Nation, and other stakeholders to develop TOR to guide Systems Planning Organization to implement the Health and Housing Action Plan.  

City of Maple Ridge, Community Social Safety Initiative, April 2021 – September 2021
Public engagement strategy development and facilitation of virtual public meetings to gather input to inform the development of the Community Social Safety Plan.

City of North Vancouver, Council Workshop, May 2021
Facilitated virtual workshop with Council and staff team to review land asset strategy and options

City of Coquitlam, Parks, Recreation, Culture, Facilities, January – March 2021
Public engagement strategy and facilitation of virtual meetings with neighbours as the City plans the expansion of the Coquitlam Crunch trail. 

City of Coquitlam, Parks, Recreation, Culture, Facilities, January – April 2021
Facilitated a virtual staff team retreat to build relationships and connect two departments that recently were amalgamated. Together the team identified a vision and key actions to support effectiveness.

City of Coquitlam, Planning & Development, October 2020 – February 2021
Facilitating a series of virtual forums to understand issues and concerns related to regulations and current practices that may be outdated or costly through a Housing Affordability lens.

City of North Vancouver, Council Workshop, December 2020
Virtual facilitation of the second capital asset planning with Council and senior staff.

BC Arts Council, Strategic Governance Conversations, September 2020 – June 2021
A series of virtual facilitated workshops to explore governance models with the Board and Secretariat

BC Housing, Nanaimo Supportive Housing, September 2019 – December 2020
Public engagement strategy and planning, moderation of information webinars, and virtual facilitation of neighbourhood dialogues for several supportive housing projects. 

Town of Qualicum Beach, Strategic Plan Mid-Point Workshop, August 2020
A follow up workshop with Council mid-way through term to identify priorities and focus action.

City of North Vancouver, Council Workshop, July 2020
Virtual facilitation of Capital Planning and Prioritization with Council and senior staff.

Vancouver School Board, February – June 2020
Facilitation of several workshops (face to face and virtual) with Trustees, Staff, and Consultant team to determine principles, decision making criteria for land asset management strategy. 

City of Nanaimo, Health and Housing Task Force, October 2019
A one-day workshop with senior decision makers representing four levels of Government, agencies, business and non-profit organizations to understand complex strategic health and housing issues, and identify goals, priorities and outcomes.

SD42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, BC Ministry of Education, October 2019
Workshop facilitation of vision, mission and project charter for the BC Compassionate Systems pilot project with Peter Senge and Mette Miriam Boll, The Centre for Systems Awareness for BC schools. 

Village of Pemberton, October, 2019
Facilitated day and a half strategic planning process with Council and senior staff

PVDD, SLRD, Lil’wat Nation and Village of Pemberton, September 2019
Facilitated flood mitigation planning with Pemberton Valley Diking District, Squamish Lillooet Regional District, Lil’wat Nation, and Village of Pemberton that created a process for decision making and collaboration through Nukwantwalintergovernmental committee for fire, flood, landslide issues.

District of North Vancouver, Housing Task Force, September 2019
Facilitated work planning priorities session with Task Force and District planning staff

School District 42, Strategic Planning Retreat, August 2019
Facilitated two-day strategic planning retreat for the School District

Squamish Lillooet Regional District, February to April, 2019
Facilitated strategic planning process with Council and senior staff

City of New Westminster, Inter-Municipal Mayor’s Housing Roundtable, February 2019
Facilitated discussions with City of Vancouver, Burnaby, City of North Vancouver, City of New West and City of Victoria Councils and senior staff to discuss key issues impacting housing affordability and identify strategies to address the issues and confirm actions moving forward. 

Town of Qualicum Beach, Strategic Planning, November – December 2018
Facilitated a three-day workshop that included pre-session research interviews and team building.

Coquitlam School District (43), October – December 2018
Facilitated a planning charrette for master planning process for Learning Centre with the staff and consultants. 

BC Housing Supportive Housing, Kelowna, September – November 2018
Facilitated a series of community dialogues on proposed development of 52 units of housing

District of North Vancouver, Heritage Strategic Plan, September 2018
Facilitated stakeholder café workshop process to review the draft heritage strategic plan and get input on the vision, goals and actions. 

SD 42 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadow Strategic Planning, 2018
Facilitated two-day strategic planning retreat for the School District 

BCASBO Strategic Planning, June 2018
Facilitated strategic planning workshop for the BC Association for School Business Officials

District of Squamish, Estuary Management Committee, May 2018
Facilitated meetings on estuary management and integration with the Marine Strategy and OCP.

SD 42 Maple Ridge, May 2018
Facilitated two educational partner workshops to inform the new school district strategic plan.

District of West Vancouver, Council OCP Town Hall, May 2018
Facilitated meeting to discuss key strategies in the OCP prior to OCP adoption. 

BC Housing, Sechelt Temporary Shelter, August – December 2017
Facilitated a series of public information meetings that resulted in the community identifying a location for a proposed shelter.

Translink, Development Cost Charge Consultation, October 2017
Facilitating two workshops to gather input from stakeholders on two broad options for allocating the revenues from a regional transportation Development Cost Charge.

BC Housing, Township of Langley Supportive Housing, October 2017
Facilitated a public meeting for over 500 people to provide input on the proposed supportive housing project in the Quality Inn.

Translink Mobility Pricing Independent Commission, August 2017
Facilitated two workshops to develop and confirm the values and objectives, and to identify the structure and Commission work process.

District of North Vancouver, August 2017
Facilitated planning department staff retreat to develop work plan.

District of Squamish, Seniors Centre Revitalization Project, September – March 2017
Steering committee facilitation and stakeholder engagement support for project to revitalize seniors centre

District of Squamish, Squamish Estuary Management Committee, Feb - July 2016
Facilitated series of workshops with industry and environmental stakeholders, Squamish Nation and District of Squamish and Province of BC - FLNR to discuss land use and governance issues.

School District 42: Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows, May 2016 – February 2017
Facilitated three full day strategic planning workshops with senior staff, community and educational partners to inform the development of the strategic plan

Squamish Lillooet Regional District, June 2016
Facilitated elected officials forum to review and confirm key aspects of Regional Growth Strategy

BC Housing Communications, August 2015
Facilitated planning workshop to discuss change management issues and the development of strategies in the context of current priorities

District of West Vancouver, April - June 2015
Facilitated the collaborative planning and development of a five-year Visual and Performing Arts Strategy with the Ferry Building Gallery, the West Vancouver Library, the Kay Meek Centre, the West Vancouver Museum and Centre for Art, Architecture and Design, the Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver Community Centres, the Public Art Advisory, and the West Vancouver Community Arts Council.

Squamish Lillooet Regional District, January 2015
Facilitated two day strategic planning to identify regional boards direction for the next four years.

District of Squamish, Woodfibre Liquefied Natural Gas Committee, June 2014 – May 2015
Facilitated DOS WLNG Committee comprised of local residents, municipal staff, industry and tourism stakeholders. The purpose of the committee’s work is to provide an objective view of technical implications and public interests surrounding the development of an LNG facility in Squamish.

District of Squamish, December 2014
Facilitated two and a half day Council orientation and team building workshop

District of Squamish Public Library, November 2014
Facilitated one day strategic planning workshop for Board of Directors and staff

School District 41: Burnaby, November 2014
Facilitated workshop for Aboriginal Education team to enhance learning environments and identify how to best support Aboriginal student success.

City of North Vancouver, March - April, 2014
Facilitated four Official Community Plan (OCP) Town Hall Meetings

District of North Vancouver, William Griffin Community Recreation Centre, January 2014
Facilitated the Public Information Meeting for the redevelopment of William Griffin.

School District 44: North Vancouver, 2013
Facilitated a one-day planning workshop for First Nation Support Workers, Success Teachers, Eslha7an teachers and the District Administrator to enhance learning environments for Aboriginal students.

District of West Vancouver, 2013
Facilitated two Town Hall Meetings for a cellular tower location development in West Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver & FCM, National Zero Waste Council, March - June 2013
Facilitated webinars, teleconferences and face-to-face meetings, as well as strategic planning to support corporate and public sector members to create the Council structure and initiate work planning to harmonize waste prevention and reduction across Canada.

Squamish Lillooet Regional District, 2013
Facilitated public meetings in January and May with residents of the Upper Squamish Valley to understand zoning issues and get input into the development of zoning.

City of North Vancouver, 2012
Facilitated the Town Hall Meeting for the Harry Jerome Recreation Complex. 

Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry, 2012
Facilitated the initial public forums: Improving Missing Person’s Practices: Investigating Missing Persons and Police Relationships with Victims’ Families, the Community, the Public, and the Media. Inter-Jurisdictional Collaboration and Coordination Among Police; Enhancing Police Accountability; and Moving Towards Healing and Substantive Change: Healing, Reconciliation and Implementation. Ms. Rockandel’s role was to support the families of missing women, non-profit groups working in the Downtown Eastside, First Nations, residents, and members of police organizations to share their experiences, perspectives and recommendations with the Commissioner, the Honorable Wally Oppal. 

North Vancouver School District, 2011 & 2012
Facilitated the annual one and half day retreat for the North Vancouver Outdoor School Advisory Committee to explore alternative governance models and undertake planning for the Environmental Learning Centre. 

District of Mackenzie, BC, 2010
Facilitated a two day strategic planning session with Council and senior staff to lay the foundation for the development of an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Community of Federal Regulators, Canada, 2010
Facilitated a two-day workshop for regulators from a variety of federal departments on how Ottawa regulates. The workshop was also webcast across Canada.

Village of Pemberton, B.C, Council Retreat, 2009      
Facilitated a one-day workshop for staff, Mayor and Council to build team communication, clarify roles and responsibilities and develop consensus on approaches to improve effectiveness.

Health Canada, BC Regional Planning & Coordination, Environmental Scanning, 2008
Facilitated an environmental scanning process for division and branch managers as part of a regional strategic planning initiative

Natural Resources Continuous Learning Forum: From Strategy to Implementation, 2008
We worked with the project team to develop the process design and lead the facilitation in the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. The NRCE is a voluntary collaboration between resource sector employers, government agencies, colleges, universities, and professional associations. The facilitation successfully moved collaborators from strategy to decisions on implementation of a continuous learning strategy for British Columbia's natural resource management community.

FORREX – Forest Research Extension Program “Think Tank on Emerging Issues in Resource Management”, 2008
Facilitated a one and half day board planning session that identified key issues and opportunities for FORREX to extend its mandate and deliver programs in sustainable natural resource management.

Ministry of Labour – Employers’ Advisors Office – Planning for Change – Strategies for the New Service Plan, 2008
Facilitated a strategic planning session with advisors from regional offices throughout BC. The process included an organizational historical scan to capture milestones, the exploration of the values the organization espouses and its values in action that guide behavior. The participatory process supported participants to develop a vision and identify strategic priorities.

Squamish Public Library, 2008
Facilitated a one-day strategic planning session for staff and the board of directors

District of Squamish, Social Issues and Housing Forum, 2008
Process design and facilitation of a one day forum of community leaders from the business sector, social service agencies and non-profits, municipal, provincial and federal government elected officials and agencies to build understanding about the complexity of housing and social issues, to share ideas and identify opportunities for collaboration.

BC Forest Investment Account - Forest Sciences Board – Integrating First Nations Interests into Forest Science Research, 2007.
Facilitated discussions between BC Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Sciences Board (FSB) and the BC First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC) on how to integrate First Nations interests into the BC Forest Sciences Research Program. The facilitated workshops resulted in consensus on the process, priorities and criteria for integrating First Nations interests into provincial Forestry Research.