We would like to extend our thanks to the Stop The Domestic Violence Conference SK’s generous sponsors for helping us make this important event happen. Please support them, just like they have the courage to support this vital discussion about how to help the Saskatchewan victims of interpersonal violence. Introducing our conference documenting sponsors Prairie Wild Consulting
Meet Prairie Wild Consulting
Prairie Wild Consulting Co. is a comprehensive planning and community-based research firm based out of Saskatoon, SK.
Preparing communities for the future is their mission and what they focus their efforts on every day. As an interdisciplinary team, they have two key directions. Conducting applied research to develop participatory engagement tools to help communities and community-based organizations and agencies shape their vision, objectives, policies, and prioritized actions. In addition, they develop technical tools and processes to help clients strive to achieve their vision.
Known for delivering uniquely tailored planning and policy solutions to governments and community organization their clients include: National and International agencies, First Nations and Métis orders of government, municipalities, regional government organizations, government agencies, and community-based organizations. Grounded in the values of integrity, leadership, innovation, and excellence, Prairie Wild and members of the company have received international, national, and local recognition for our innovative approaches related to community engagement, comprehensive community and rural-based planning, cultural and heritage planning, and related social research on such topics as housing, homelessness, inter-municipal and inter-ordinal governance and cooperation.
The Prairie Wild team consists of Registered Professional Planners and a strong network of key associates who make collaboration our key to serving communities.
In addition to being our conference documenters, Lenore Swystyn and Samantha Mark are also on the Stop Domestic Violence Conference Team.
Lenore Swystun, MA, MCIP, RPP, Founder, Director
Lenore is the Founding Director of Prairie Wild. She is a planning and research professional with over 25+ years of experience. She has guided and mentored a collaborative-based team and network of Prairie Wild associates who work together to deliver projects drawing from their various skill sets, experiences, and passions. Lenore is also a Professional Associate on faculty with the Regional and Urban Planning Program through the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan.
Lenore has led and co-led hundreds of planning and planning related projects through her founding of Prairie Wild. This includes delivery of comprehensive plans for municipalities, Indigenous communities, and specific neighbourhoods; specific targeted plans such as strategic plans, needs assessment, risk assessment, master plans, housing; homelessness, and related planning processes, facilitations, and studies in areas such as main street and placemaking; social indicators of wellbeing; and, local leadership and governance. Her work also includes developing innovative training sessions, courses, and workshops for international, national, provincial, and local based organizations, ministries, and agencies e.g. Provincial Ministry of Sport, Culture and Recreation, Economic Developers of Alberta, and Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations to name a few.
Lenore is a long-term member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (CC-UNESCO) and just completed two terms on the Executive Board Lenore also hosts a weekly community radio show on civic issues. Catch her show on cfcr.ca on Tuesday evenings.
Samantha Mark, BA Hon, MCIP, RPP, Senior Manager of Regional and Community Planning
Samantha leads and co-leads on a number of different projects working with municipalities, regions, and Indigenous communities and organizations across Saskatchewan and beyond. Samantha provides facilitation, policy writing, and project management. Samantha has led and co-led the development of numerous strategic plans, needs assessment plans, district plans, municipal official community plans, zoning bylaws, concept plans, and dozens of community-based facilitations.
Samantha has an honours degree from the Regional and Urban Planning Program at the University of Saskatchewan and has her full designation with the Canadian Institute of Planners. Samantha serves as an Executive member with the Saskatchewan Professional Planners Institute (SPPI) and is the President of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Prairies Chapter.