The City of New Westminster, the City of Surrey and TransLink are working together to review and evaluate alternatives to rehabilitate or replace the Pattullo Bridge and to determine a preferred alternative that meets the needs of communities connected by the bridge, as well as the broader region served by the bridge.
The Pattullo Bridge Review follows previous technical and consultation work and responds to feedback requesting additional information and evaluation of all practical alternatives to replace the bridge.
The review team will work together to address key challenges including:
New Westminster, Surrey and TransLink are consulting with local residents and businesses, local and regional stakeholders, and bridge users about the:
You can learn more and provide feedback by visiting the PlaceSpeak topic page at www.placespeak.com/PattulloBridgeReview
Watershed Watch Salmon Society, a Coquitlam-based salmon conservation charity, is seeking feedback on ecosystem services and well-being in the Coquitlam watershed to promote watershed planning and resilience-based ecosystem stewardship.
“Watershed Watch, working with the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable, has selected the Coquitlam River watershed as a case study in promoting ecosystem stewardship,” said Craig Orr, a Coquitlam resident and Executive Director of the Society. “We’re interested in the views of people who live in or use the watershed. We want to know how the watershed may influence their general well-being.”
Watershed Watch has set up a survey using the location-based PlaceSpeak polling platform to solicit feedback on a unique watershed plan that measures and monitors ecosystem services and human well-being.
“We’re encouraging watershed residents to enrol with PlaceSpeak and fill out our ecosystem services survey” said Orr. “This feedback will be vital in advancing watershed stewardship and planning.”
Watershed Watch Society is a non-profit society concerned about the state of salmon in our rivers and watersheds.
With support from The Bullitt Foundation, the Society is assisting the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable on developing what is believed to be Canada’s first watershed plan based on principles of resilience-based ecosystem stewardship.Tags: Bullitt Foundation, Coquitlam, Coquitlam River, PlaceSpeak, survey
As a key tool in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality’s communication strategy for implementation of the Infrastructure Development Contribution Agreement (IDCA) and the public referendum that is scheduled for June 8, 2013, the NRRM has created a PlaceSpeak account.
Tags: British Columbia, Business, Decision making, Infrastructure, municipal, Northern Rockies, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, PlaceSpeak, YouTube
Earlier this week, the Institute of Families launched their inaugural FamilySmart initiative that includes a Canada-wide public consultation called FamilySpeak that is using PlaceSpeak to gather input.
Nearly four students in every classroom of thirty in Canada struggle with mental health challenges and the majority of children are not receiving adequate care, the leading national child and youth mental health advocacy organization says to mark Child & Youth Mental Health Day.
“Approximately two million children and youth in Canada have mental health challenges, and many children feel that nobody understands them or cares about them,” said Keli Anderson, President and CEO of the Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health. “Although input from families offers a critical resource to service providers and government in preventing and treating child and youth mental health disorders, families’ voices are rarely sought or engaged in a meaningful way. PlaceSpeak is a tool that helps us provide real verifiable data from families and can be presented to government and policy makers.”
2013 marks the third year the Institute of Families is leading activities across the country to highlight the urgent issue of child and youth mental health and the first to conduct a Canada wide online public consultation using PlaceSpeak. The FamilySpeak online discussions and consultations will also take place on the Institute of families’ new website, www.familysmart.ca.
Institute of Families founders Ms. Anderson and Dr. Davidson note that health care providers, researchers, educators, and business make their voices heard through professional associations. The Institute is working to do likewise with FamilySpeak for families, because of families’ unique point of view and valuable input in child and youth mental health.
“We are delighted that the Institute of Families has selected PlaceSpeak as the platform for their first Canada Wide FamilySpeak online public consultation,” said Colleen Hardwick, President and CEO of PlaceSpeak. “PlaceSpeak will be able to provide real data from participants regarding mental health issues in different geographic areas amongst children and youth, while ensuring privacy and security is maintained for those who want to participate.”
V2R is PWC’s premier event for emerging Canadian technology companies. Leading entrepreneurs and innovators—including Colleen—took the stage in a series of insightful and inspirational talks. The conference provided a great opportunity to forge new relationships and meet new potential business partners and fellow founders. This year’s event also featured a keynote address by Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr.
Here is a video clip that was recorded during the event, focusing on women in technology, including Colleen:
Tags: Colleen Hardwick, Emerging technologies, Entrepreneur, PlaceSpeak, PWC, technology, Video, YouTube
Women continue to be underrepresented in the Canadian emerging technology industry. Colleen Hardwick, Founder of PlaceSpeak, and others who attended our V2R conference share their views on why they feel this is.
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