Your community’s
priorities are ours.

Located in Metro-Vancouver, British Columbia, Cherie Enns Consulting Inc. (CEC) is a boutique Planning Consulting firm with experience and expertise in community development, engagement, project management, training, research, policy, and grant writing.  We take the time to listen, understand, co-design, and deliver innovative processes and meaningful solutions needed to fully meet the challenges of urban and rural communities, both locally, and around the globe. With an emphasis on sustainable and socially conscious development, CEC is committed to helping build vibrant, livable, and lasting communities for all.

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“Participatory processes, reflective research, best practices scans, and data analysis informs our team’s creative and transformative planning practice.” 
– Dr. Cherie Enns

COVID-19 Health Emergency

Our team is continuing to work virtually and has already begun to implement re-imagined engagement strategies, methods, and digital tools reflecting current COVID19 health directives. In addition, CEC has created a free resource and illustrated e-storybook for children and families in response to the disruptions caused by COVID19.

Child-Friendly Child Policy (2016)

EAC

In partnership with Save the Children International, CEC developed a child-friendly version of the East African Child Policy which further promotes the rights of children in East Africa and helps to guarantee their brighter, healthier, and prosperous future. This colorful and eye-catching document invites curiosity, participation, reflection, and responses using comic-book imagery, child-friendly language, and the integration of activities, embed videos and resources throughout. The document is designed to be used as a teaching tool and resource, helping to ensure that the rights of children in East Africa are recognized, promoted, and protected. The document’s content and design was greatly informed by the perspectives of children, through the implementation of various consultation methods. The development of a child-friendly version helps to ensure that children understand the EAC Child policy; therefore, able to engage actively in its implementation and in matters that are of concern to them. CEC has been involved in many projects related to children’s rights, policies, strategies, and community development, both locally and internationally. CEC is proud to have contributed to the collaborative work being done by the East African Community and Save theChildren International to guarantee the rights and well-being of children in East Africa.

Child/Youth Rights and Development.
Policy Planning. Social Planning.

Child Care Needs Assessment (2019)

City of Pitt Meadows

Working with the City of Pitt Meadows, CEC developed a comprehensive report detailing the community’s current and future child care needs by identifying the specific factors contributing to local child care conditions and the impact these challenges have on children, families, childcare providers, and the local economy. The assessment clearly identified the community’s critical service gaps and unmet child care needs through the collection and analysis of all relevant data and information, including the results of a robust engagement strategy which targeted multiple stakeholder groups, including the City’s youngest citizens.
A wide range of engagement methods and tools (with consideration to pandemic related challenges) provided further context on the issues, and included varying perspectives on complex issues, further informing the assessment of local child care needs, supporting the development of space creation targets, and tailoring of
the report’s recommendations.

Integrated Engagement. Social Planning.
“I want to express my gratitude for this thorough report. There was so much great information and facts -  
and the FACTS are what we need! I believe this report will go a long way in helping us be successful in our application for provincial funding and hopefully adding many more daycare spaces for Pitt Meadows.”

– Councilor Simpson, City of Pitt Meadows (Regular Meeting of Council - April 28, 2020)

Our Values

We believe that transformative community planning requires a human-centered approach
We strive to be forward-thinking in our community engagement and design of participatory tools and assessment techniques
We believe in the power of each voice and in providing a platform for meaningful conversation
We aim to maximise a more spatially just planning response
We are dedicated to building resiliency, equity, and vibrancy in communities
We aim to be collaborative, inclusive, and responsive in our work
We are committed to building capacity in our clients, ourselves,
and in others

What we do: