Mackenzie Age-Friendly Housing & Health Care Plan

The District of Mackenzie wanted to make the community more age-friendly and support a comfortable and high quality of life for its seniors. Following some senior-focused housing and healthcare assessments, MODUS used engagement and research to identify a set of practical actions to transform Mackenzie into an age-friendly community. The final Plan not only provides insight into the key goals and objectives for housing, healthcare, and other topics but also sets out an implementation framework for the District and key partners to successfully create a lasting impact.


We welcome Alix and Athulya to team MODUS!

The beginning of 2018 brought two more positive change-makers in the form of   two new faces to our team:

Alix Krahn is a planner who is passionate about inclusive community planning and engagement-led urban design, working with communities to create designs and plans that celebrate and honour the places they live. She integrates a background in engineering with recent work in engagement & planning, and excels at translating technical jargon for broader audiences and collaborating across disciplines.


We wish them the very best in their new roles!

Athulya Pulimood  is our new Marketing & Learning Specialist. With her Masters in Communication and over 7 years of experience in Learning & Development, her passions include innovative marketing and inculcating a culture of curiosity using strong visuals, gamification & design thinking principles. Creating structure and organization amidst creative chaos also excites her. She brings skills in training, graphic design, content writing, branding & communications, project planning, and internal process design.


Transit Fare Review Launches Phase 3

MODUS (Vince, Krystie, Michael, Ignatius) have helped TransLink design and launch engagement for Phase 3 of the region-wide Transit Fare Review Project. Input is sought on structuring fares by distance travelled (rather than by zones), product types, and a possible expansion of user discounts.  Thousands have completed the survey  already.  Watch the explanatory videos and visit the project website  to give your feedback!

The Good Night Out Street Team Launches

Good Night Out Vancouver, co-founded by MODUS team member Stacey Forrester, is proudly launching the Good Night Out Street Team tonight.

 The Good Night Out Street Team is the first program of its kind and is designed to positively impact nightlife within the Granville Entertainment District. Team members will help to keep bar- and club-goers safe and harassment-free during peak hours between midnight and 3 am by acting as highly visible eyes on the street. The team will engage with patrons in the public realm and proactively address issues pertaining to the safety of women and the LGBTQ2 community visiting the Granville Entertainment District.

Adapted from the campaign in London, Good Night Out Vancouver launched in 2015 and is coordinated by Stacey Forrester and Ashtyn Bevan. Good Night Out is an independent team of regional organizers passionate about making nights out safer for all.

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 Stacey Forrester (Left) and Ashtyn Bevan (Right), Co-founders of Good Night Out Vancouver.

Stacey Forrester (Left) and Ashtyn Bevan (Right), Co-founders of Good Night Out Vancouver.

VanPlay Phase 1 Complete!

Thank you for your fantastic involvement in Phase 1 of VanPlay: “discovery”.
The VanPlay team met around 4000 people out on tour with our Imagination Playground, and more than 2 700 people completed the survey on TalkVancouver.
We are pleased to share with you a summary report which outlines everything we did and heard during Phase 1 – it is located here.

On the 24th of July we presented an early snapshot of the engagement results, and a project update to Park Board Commissioners.
The Report Reference presentation if you fancy a look - VanPlay – Phase 1 Project Update.