Case Study

Municipality of Gibsons

COMMUNITY-LEAD PLANNING

Short Case Study

Need

To foster transparency and gauge levels of public support for an upcoming Official Community Plan

Outcome

A transparent results panel, shortlisting key initiatives with the greatest levels of public approval

Following a citizen open house, Modus Consulting used Ethelo to validate amendments to Gibson’s Official Community Plan. Over 165 participants added 23 new proposals and contributed 1,200+ comments. Various levels of support for recommended changes reflected the community’s diverse opinions. Modus Engagement Specialist, Vince Verlaan, affirms: “We required an easy-to-configure and user-friendly digital platform… working with Ethelo in this planning project was a successful collaboration.”

Our public consultation services require easy-to-configure and user-friendly digital platforms, and our recent pilot of Ethelo in a community planning project was a successful collaboration. The team at Ethelo are very thoughtful about how to build their platform to support projects like this, and they were very responsive to our requests for tweaks to ensure success. I will work with them again for sure.

Vince Verlaan
Professional Engagement Specialist
Modus Planning, Design and Engagement