Vicki McCulloch, RPP, MCIP

A Principal at DPRA Canada, Vicki McCulloch has been with the company since 1987. Her primary areas of focus are consultation, environmental planning, and environmental assessment (in particular socio-economic impact assessment). Since 1999, she has been working on many projects in Canada’s north (the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, northern Saskatchewan, northeastern Ontario, and northwestern BC). As a result, she has extensive experience working with Aboriginal people and organizations (Inuit, First Nations, and Métis). In 2004 Vicki completed a two-year international Arctic project involving eight circumpolar countries.

Vicki has been involved in a range of projects relating primarily to consultation and environmental/ socio-economic studies. Her work includes the design, implementation and documentation of consultation and facilitation activities for public and private sector clients. These projects often involve Aboriginal people. Many involve the development and distribution of communications materials aimed at a range of audiences. She has also participated in several peer reviews of consultation programs. Years of experience have enabled her to understand the needs of different interests, and link them with project, program, plan and policy development.

Vicki has extensive experience with social and socio-economic impact studies for a range of types of projects. Often this work is conducted in the context of provincial, territorial or federal environmental assessment. Vicki has been involved in several projects involving the assessment, monitoring and management of cumulative environmental effects. Her wide-ranging experience has proven valuable in several peer reviews of social impact assessment studies. Vicki’s environmental assessment experience encompasses a variety of types of projects: uranium, coal, gold and diamond mines; retrofit of hydraulic generating stations; natural gas pipelines; rail corridor electrification; expansions of natural gas compressor stations; highway widenings; an airport; a number of landfill site comparisons and assessments; management of used nuclear fuel; and a proposed hazardous waste management facility. Other projects have addressed regional land / resource management, the development of cumulative effects and regional monitoring partnerships and programs, regulatory initiatives, health care, facility siting, guideline development, timber management, and strategic planning. Vicki has provided evidence before the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board and hearing support for the Joint Review Panel’s hearings on the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project. She is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP).

email: Vicki.McCulloch [at] dpra.com