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Heather Swan

Heather Swan (MCIP, RPP, PEng, PMP) is settler of Irish, German and English descent. She is a highly trusted and compassionate professional with over 20 years of experience, who has dedicated the last 15+ years to being an ally and accomplice to Indigenous Peoples. Her unique dual training and experience in planning and engineering enables an appreciation of varied viewpoints and consensus building, working tactfully and effectively with multiple and diverse individuals and organizations. Her expertise lies in the areas of project management, engagement and consultation, facilitation, environmental assessment, land use planning, infrastructure planning, environmental protection, sustainability, climate change, reconciliation action plans, and Indigenous Participation Plans. Heather has worked on projects across Canada from coast to coast to coast working with and for Indigenous Nations and communities, Federal and Provincial governments, regulators, municipalities, developers, mining companies, waste management companies, and energy generation companies including renewable energy, hydro distribution companies, gas distribution companies. She has recognized analytical skills and creative approaches to identifying innovative and effective strategic planning for complex business and project needs. She is also sought after as a speaker on relationship building; climate change; Indigenous Knowledge; duty to consult; best practices for engagement; conflict resolution; and reconciliation. Heather’s experience includes creating, implementing, and monitoring corporate strategies for Diversity and Inclusion, procurement, hiring and business expansion strategies, including change management strategies.