Case Study: Environmental Impact Assessments - Proposed Potash Mine
Atlwest developed and implemented the Public and Indigenous engagement program for a proposed potash mine near Grenfell, SK. Engagement activities associated with this project included the facilitation of face-to-face meetings with Town and RM Councils, Regulators, all levels of Government, First Nation Chief and Councils and Regional Métis Directors and Local Métis Presidents. Hosting of public open houses, information sessions and learning circles. The design of the public engagement website and distribution of web-based surveys and questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with First Nation Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
As an integral part of a multidisciplinary team, Atlwest led the Public and Indigenous Engagement Program for the Environmental Assessment for the proposed project. Atlwest led the following engagement activities:
- Developed the overall strategic approach taken to the First Nation communities.
- Coordinated outgoing correspondence to surrounding Towns, Rural Municipalities and First Nation Communities.
- Facilitated face-to-face meetings and presentations with Towns and RM Councils, First Nation Chief and Councils and Regional Métis Directors.
- Created and implemented Media strategy.
- Developed and maintained project website and responded to all incoming questions and concerns.
Atlwest helped our client successfully achieve Municipal, Rural Municipal and First Nation community coalitions in support of their proposed project.