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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Heather Swan, PEng, MCIP, RPP, PMP, is a Partner with Dillon, a professional engineer and registered professional planner. Since beginning her career 18 years ago, her focus has included consultation/engagement, Environmental Assessments, impact assessment, infrastructure planning, land use planning and Traditional Knowledge/Traditional Land Use Planning. Through this work she has worked with Indigenous communities in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. She has had the privilege of working closely with the Indigenous Community staff, community members including Elders and youth, and Chief and Council. She has worked on Land Use Plans, Infrastructure reviews, Asset management, Pandemic Planning, Climate Change, and various Environmental Assessments. She has presented at OPPI conferences since 2013 and earlier this year co-wrote a Blog Post with Stephanie Burnham titled "Planning's relationship with Indigenous Communities: Planning Policy and Slow Progress in Changing Times". Heather is also a lead for Dillon's work on Truth and Reconciliation.