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.
Michael Gilday, B.Comm.
Born in Iqaluit and raised in Yellowknife, Michael holds a Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and has worked in finance, economic development and program implementation in the private and public sectors. Michael competed as a member of Team Canada at the 2014 Olympics, and broadcast with CBC for the 2018 Olympics and for recent international short track speed skating events . Leveraging his experience and leadership gained as a coach and elite level athlete and through stints in mining, government, and broadcasting, he works passionately to develop made in the north solutions to issues that are important to Northerners.
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 recently fulfilled one of her dreams by graduating with a Diploma from the Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program at Aurora College. This program provided her with the necessary skills to collaboratively work with government, non-government, and Indigenous organizations to achieve healthy environments in northern communities both for her own daughter, and also for generations to come.
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.
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, participates with all levels of a project to help ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.