Public Engagement

  • Chief Peguis Trail Extension West

    Chief Peguis Trail Extension West

  • Chief Peguis Trail Extension West

    Chief Peguis Trail Extension West

  • Chief Peguis Trail Extension West

    Chief Peguis Trail Extension West

  • Fort Frances Market Square

    Fort Frances Market Square

SMM is a leader in public engagement, with over 30 years in the industry; our professional designers, planners and communication experts have been facilitating and leading knowledge based consultation events for a broad range of projects, from their inception through to construction.

What distinguishes our team from many others is that it is our planning and design professionals that carry the credentials for public engagement. Our professional training is augmented with certification with the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). This is a valuable difference – being a registered professional in planning, landscape architecture, architecture or engineering, not simply certified and without accountability to the registered professions. Our professional engagement staff are knowledgeable in the subject matter and also accountable for their behavior and the quality of their work to the professions named above. We believe that you, and the affected public, should expect that high standard and nothing less.

Our approach, process and delivery of information for public engagement is easily understood by all interested groups. Our core team of specialists employ our unique capability for creating sketches, graphics and 3D renderings that illustrate what is possible and practical. Whether accommodating large volumes of participants or small roundtable discussions, appropriate methods are used to ensure each participant can contribute meaningfully in the process. We create clear and distinctive strategies of engagement that are unique to each project based on IAP2 principles and best practices. We are committed to the core values of public participation and abide by the Code of Ethics of the International Association of Public Participation.

Most recently SMM has successfully delivered multi-year public engagement strategies for the Disreali Bridge P3 project and the Chief Peguis Trail Infrastructure Projects. SMM worked closely with various departments in the City of Winnipeg, including the Office of Public Engagement.