Christine brings fifteen years of combined education and practical experience in the fields of planning and environmental science. She has worked with communities across Northwest Territories, Canada and abroad in waste management, climate change adaptation planning, housing, resource management and communications. She has published material in book and chapter form, sharing effective processes and tools for public engagement and participation with other practitioners.
Sylvia Charlo, Dip.ENRTP
Sylvia Charlo is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation from Dettah, NT. Sylvia was raised in Yellowknife and grew up traditionally, harvesting from the land with her family, and developing a deep respect for the environment. She holds a Diploma from the Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program at Aurora College. This program provided additional skills to collaboratively work with government, non-government, and Indigenous organizations to achieve healthy environments in northern communities both for her daughter and also for generations to come.
Jennifer Luckay, CDG
Design Manager, Business Support
Jen wears multiple hats with her role at PlanIt North. As Design Manager, she is a multi-talented creative designer who conceptualizes fresh solutions for print, web, and other platforms, both traditional and digital — skilled in branding, communications, and design to strengthen business competence. For the Business Support side of her role, Jennifer is very much a results-orientated professional accustomed to surpassing expectations in a deadline-driven environment. Certification in project management, she provides support to both the team and clients.
Amanda Blair, PhD (abd), MBA, BA (Anthropology & Georgraphy), CCMP
Manager, Planning and Client Services
Amanda brings fifteen years of experience with people-focused projects. She has worked on health, energy and IT projects in the NWT and BC. A Certified Change Management Practitioner, she is excited to support people and communities with a planned approach to change. Her career has been intertwined with a decade of post secondary education focusing on how people work together to achieve intended outcomes.
Rabia Ahmed, MES
Rabia is a graduate of the Master in Environmental Studies Program at
York University with a Planning specialization. She has experience with community-based research, GIS mapping, social innovation, visual communication and policy development and is passionate about planning approaches that centre local voices in decision-making. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Rabia has worked in co-management contexts elsewhere in Canada and has focused on a wide range of issues from affordable housing to fisheries.
Shauna has been working with communities across the Northwest Territories since moving to Yellowknife in 2008. She has been engaged in research, facilitation, on-the-land workshops and community development work, with a focus on support for community engagement in regulatory processes, community-based environmental monitoring initiatives and locally driven renewable energy projects. She managed the northern program of the Pembina Institute (a clean energy non-profit thinktank) for four years. Shauna has a B.A.Hons in International Development and an M.A. in International Affairs. Shauna is currently in her second term as an elected Yellowknife City Councillor and serves as Deputy Mayor.