People Plan Community believes in the power of relationships. Good relationships are built on the three R’s: Recognition; Respect and Reconciliation. Through the three R’s, good listening, sharp humour and genuine humility, people build common ground.
Susan Robertson has worked with First Nations, Métis and Indigenous communities ancestral to the Greater Golden Horseshoe for over ten years. Further to her efforts, Susan is the grateful recipient of a Credits Award in 2017 from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for her contribution to supporting their culture through The Shared Path/Le Sentier Partagé: Toronto’s Newest Discovery Walk© and the Credit Valley Trail Indigenous Experience Plan.
With an education in Cultural Anthropology, Human Geography and Environmental Planning, Susan strives for sustainable communities through collaborative communication. Committed to life long learning, in recent years Susan has completed a two-day legal training course by Jide Afolade, lawyer and Chief Federal negotiator on The Duty to Consult and is a certified member of Bob & Cindy Joseph’s course Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples(c) through Indigenous Corporate Training Inc..
Susan is a proud Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario. As an active volunteer in her professional community, Susan was a member of the first-ever Indigenous Planning Perspectives Task Force for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, which produced a Recommendations Report in June 2019 with a series of ground breaking actions for the Planning Practice in Ontario.
Susan likes to read and write, explore ideas and talk together. Please connect with People Plan Community’s Blog here to listen in and connect.