Catherine Rockandel

Public Sector


District of Squamish, CLImB Project, June 2017 - March 2018

Working with the CAO and through a cascading approach involving senior managers, management and supervisors developed the unique CLImB employee engagement process and program to foster a culture of innovation, demonstrate continual improvement in customer service and efficiency involving current projects.


Urban Academy: New Westminster, January - October 2016

Developed and implemented an engagement strategy for the 100 Braid Street, Urban Academy re-development 


School District 38: Richmond, March 2015 - December 2016

Trustees need to make a decision on which schools to close to ensure facilities are used in an effective and fiscally responsible way. We worked with Staff and Trustees to develop a comprehensive engagement strategy that includes face-to-face and online engagement of the public, education, community partners and other stakeholders as part of long-range facilities master planning. 


School District 42: Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows, February 2015 - June 2016

Working with Staff and Trustees to develop and implement engagement strategy as part of facilities and program planning. The engagement includes public, education partner, and local government workshops to inform the long term facilities plan and the visioning of a new school and neighbourhood learning centre.


School District 43: Coquitlam, August 2013 to December 2013

Worked with Staff and Trustees to develop a community engagement strategy and to facilitate a Local Government meeting, an Open House, and four public dialogues to inform land management decisions and long term facilities planning.


School District 44: North Vancouver, January to December 2012

Worked with NVSD Staff and Trustees to develop a community engagement strategy and to facilitate Workshops, Open Houses, and Public Meetings. The purpose was to engage citizens, students, parents, the District and City of North Van staff and Council, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission and other stakeholders to discuss issues and concerns and identify ideas and opportunities for eleven surplus school properties. 

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Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Sustainable Communities Conference, 2012

Delivered a training session for municipal governments on developing partnerships as part of municipal Integrated Community Sustainability Plans

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BC Hydro - John Hart Dam 2011 - 2012

Working with exhibit designers Aldrich Pears & Associates we conducted stakeholder and community consultation for the development of an interpretative plan for the John Hart Dam project.

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District of Mackenzie, BC, 2011

Conducted community engagement planning workshops with staff and Council as part of the Integrated Community Sustainability Planning being undertaken in the community.

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North Vancouver Museum, BC 2009 - 2010

We worked as part of a team with Hotson, Bakker, Boniface Haden Architects and Aldrich Pears Exhibit Designers and Planners to develop a vision for the Museum. Our role was to conduct research, manage community engagement and conduct preliminary partnership planning.

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BC Centre for Tourism, Leadership & Innovation; Capilano University; and Howe Sound Community Futures Development Corp. 2006 - 2007

Our firm worked with educational and tourism providers in the community to develop a strategy to position Squamish as a learning destination.

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BC Hydro - Powertech Labs Inc. 2007 - 2008

Powertech Labs wanted to explore the feasibility of developing an Inspiration Centre & Communities Concept to increase awareness of energy conservation and available alternative energy technologies; to inspire audiences to adopt new sustainable energy behaviours and associated technologies; and to increase awareness of made-in-BC technologies and practices.

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District of West Vancouver - Cultural Facilities Study 2005 - 2006

In conjunction with Aldrich Pears Associates, Commonwealth Historic Resource Management, and Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects, our firm conducted stakeholder research and interviews, facilitated workshops and open houses with stakeholders and potential partners as part of a cultural facilities study to develop an art, cultural and heritage precinct on the waterfront in West Vancouver.

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City of North Vancouver - Versatile Pacific Shipyards: National Maritime Centre for the Pacific and Arctic 2004 - 2006

The Vancouver Maritime Museum has endeavoured for many years to reinvent itself as a cultural resource of national stature.

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District of West Vancouver - Arts & Cultural Strategy 2004

The District of West Vancouver undertook a significant review of its arts and cultural programs, plans, and strategies.

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The City and District of North Vancouver, North Van Recreation Commission, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver Museum and Archives, BC Photography and Media Gallery, Capilano University Theatre Arts & Cultural Study 2003 - 2004

This group of organizations retained our firm and associates to understand current participation in arts, cultural and heritage activities in North Vancouver and to examine the factors that influence decision making to attend (or not attend) cultural venues and events.

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City of Nelson: Economic Development Office, 1999

The City Of Nelson was looking for innovative strategies to develop the former Notre Dame/David Thompson University Campus

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Other public sector planning projects have included the following -
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