About Us

We have changed our name, but who we are, what we do and what we care about hasn’t changed.

Whistler is still our home. Sustainability is still the foundation of our work. Yet since we were established 10 years ago, we have expanded our work far beyond Whistler and beyond community sustainability planning; we have supported over 50 communities and organizations around BC, Alberta and the Yukon on a variety of planning, engagement, research and capacity building projects.

Our mission is (still) to inspire and facilitate effective conversations and planning for a better world.

We are (still) an enterprising non-profit organization pursuing our vision of a better world – one that is healthy, prosperous, resilient and sustainable. 

We (still) pursue our vision and mission by assisting communities and organizations through these key activities:

  • Engagement and facilitation: We are process design and engagement experts. Our processes and facilitation help communities and organizations create the clarity, shared direction and inspiration to move forward together toward a better future. Whether in-person or virtually, we can design and facilitate a great process for you.
  • Planning: We are planning specialists. We help clients articulate their goals for success and sustainability, and then identify clear and comprehensive strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Innovation and impact: We identify big challenge and big impact areas, and then research, design, test and scale up projects to address them.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: We help clients measure what matters, and evaluate and communicate the information in order to increase engagement, and focus and improve planning and decision-making.

Watch this short video about how we work, and see our project page for examples of our innovative mission-based work.

Contact Us Today

Let’s discuss how we can support your community or organization to create a better, more resilient future.

Whistler Centre for Sustainability Institute Society

The Whistler Centre for Sustainability Institute is WCS Engagement + Planning’s registered charity that focuses on honouring Indigenous peoples, growing local entrepreneurship, advancing a more sustainable food system, strengthening resilience through neighbourhood connections, and supporting climate action. We do this by hosting learning events, supporting non-profit planning processes, and facilitating strategic conversations that ultimately lead to better collaboration, clarity and shared direction. 

We gratefully acknowledge that our workplace, the land now known as Whistler, lies in the shared, unceded territory of the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh and Líl̓wat Nations.

We respectfully honour their cultures and traditions.