Welcome to Beringia Community Planning Inc.

Communities Planning Together to Strengthen Community Vibrancy and Resilience

Beringia Community Planning is a dynamic, award-winning, participatory-based planning organization that specializes in Indigenous community planning, including First Nations strategic and comprehensive community planning (CCP).

The Beringia team is gratefully living and working on the unceded ancestral occupied homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Experience: Led by Jeff Cook, MCIP, RPP, Beringia’s experience includes sector and project-based planning in areas such as community economic development, land use planning & stewardship, capital & infrastructure, culture & governance, and health & social. Our services include: facilitation & community engagement, training & mentorship, planning research & analysis, conference design & facilitation, and Youth engagement.

Approach: Beringia brings an innovative approach to its participatory, community-based planning practice. We focus on building long-lasting relationships based on trust, respect, mutual learning and friendship. We encourage individual (children, youth, adults and Elders), family, community and Council’s perspectives in making decisions about process and priorities. Our community-based planning approach honours local culture, knowledge, values and symbols. It supports inclusion, promotes social capital, builds leadership and capacity, and targets learning, recognition and action.

Vision: Beringia’s vision is to support Indigenous and First Nations’ aspirations to strengthen community health, cultural vibrancy, land stewardship and economic independence for current and future generations.

Community Support: Beringia supports the community and the planning sector through its extensive volunteer efforts.

We welcome opportunities to work together to inspire action and change. Contact Jeff Cook to discuss how Beringia Community Planning could support your community’s planning initiatives.