Entries by Jessica Delaney

Abbey-Jane McGrath Joins Delaney + Associates Team

Delaney + Associates is delighted to welcome Abbey-Jane McGrath, who has joined the Vancouver office in the role of Communications + Engagement Specialist. Abbey holds a degree in Film and Communications/Cultural Studies from McGill University as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. She brings over a decade of experience crafting dozens […]

Understanding, Reconciliation and Plain Old Respect

Yesterday, in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister announced a new legal framework for Indigenous people. While the details are not entirely known, the aim is to redefine section 35 of the Constitution Act and affirm Aboriginal and treaty rights. This would mean Indigenous people would no longer have to go before the courts […]

NCI Charrette Blog Day 1: Getting Ready to Engage

The Vancouver D+A team is taking charrette training this week with the National Charrette Institute (NCI), and we’re blogging each day. Today, Jessica walks us through her biggest takeaways from Day 1.  A charrette is a place-based engagement technique that brings people together to build a shared and actionable plan or vision. The technique is […]

By Design: Bringing Intention to Engagement Design

I recently read an article about an organization working to establish their culture by design rather than by default. Their approach, happily, included engagement of internal stakeholders. The concept of “design rather than default” made me reflect on my work as an engagement professional. I design processes that bring those impacted by a decision into […]