Our social planning practice helps make communities more sustainable, more welcoming, and more equitable for all. We do this by diving deep on social issues and opportunities with diverse community members, and with the decision-makers serving those people. Diversity of voice and genuine inclusion are major themes, because involving more (and more diverse) perspectives always leads to better decisions and outcomes.
The MODUS social planning team works closely with all our service areas, combining deep research, holistic planning, and “strong engagement” to co-create solutions for social impact. Aspects of this work include:
focused research and analysis to genuinely understand the historical and cultural context to explore options and drive real change
seeking out diverse perspectives, seldom-heard voices, and people with lived experience to develop local solutions with rather than for communities
exploring the impacts and effects of socio-economic and socio-cultural factors to develop more equitable policy, plans, and places.
Work with us if you share our passion for:
Affordable Housing & Poverty Reduction
Health & Well-being
Indigenous Truth & Reconciliation
Intersectional & Gender-Based Analysis
City of Surrey
Township of Langley
City of Red Deer
District of Mackenzie
City of Maple Ridge
City of Campbell River
MODUS is currently working with the Township of Langley to develop a Social Sustainability Strategy to support decision making and resource allocation around important social issues.
An inventory and analysis of existing assets and organizations working towards community safety and well-being in Red Deer.
A framework to provide clear direction to meet the community's social goals
A community-led plan that assesses how 'age-friendly' Campbell River is today and identifies actions to make the community an even better place to live and age.
Spanning 5000+ people and 250 community groups, the City of Surrey and MODUS undertook an extensive engagement process to update its Parks, Recreation & Culture Strategic Plan.
A community-led plan that identifies practical actions for age-friendly housing and health care to better support seniors to live comfortably and enjoy a high quality of life.
A collaborative process with over 1,000 local youth, parents, caregivers, and service providers to create a Youth Strategy and Youth Development Wheel.
Working closely with Special Olympics International on their rapidly expanding Healthy Communities project.
Designing an Age-Friendly Community Plan for the District of Sparwood, AB.