21 Dec DPRA’s 2018 – A Year in Review
DPRA has had a full and exciting year. We are thankful to have collaborated with so many extraordinary clients, both new and returning, who have given us the opportunity to work on challenging and important issues.
In addition to expanding our practice in different regions of Canada, we’ve been proud to grow our team this year. We’ve gained several new team members and even more expertise in policy development, program evaluation, Indigenous engagement, mental health and climate change.
We’re always looking for passionate and highly qualified candidates, so if you’re interested in learning more about working with DPRA, please contact us.
You may have met some of our team members this year as DPRA was represented at several national and regional conferences across the country. We were happy to showcase our program evaluation experience through a presentation at the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual conference in Calgary and were proud to also sponsor the CES 2018 Yellowknife symposium, where we had three team members attend and continue to learn about Indigenous evaluations. DPRA was also represented at the Nunavut Mining Symposium, the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum (see some of our pictures from the conference on Twitter), the Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Conference, and an Indigenous health conference hosted by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine.
These thought-provoking gatherings have provided our team with new insights, resources, and connections that we will build on in the coming year.
In addition to attending several events, we invested in building the capacity and expertise of our team through professional development opportunities. DPRA’s team members completed the Legal and Practical Guide to Consultation with Indigenous Peoples through the Osgoode Hall Law Professional Development Program and attend the Globe and Mail Cannabis Decoded events, both of which are extremely relevant to policy and legal changes that came forward in Canada in 2018.
DPRA was also pleased to observe the reaffirmation for the necessity of meaningful consultation with Indigenous peoples through the Federal Court of Appeal decision issued in August (2018 FCA 153). As an organization which specializes in Indigenous engagement, DPRA is excited to continue meaningful and effective Indigenous engagement processes in the New Year.
We’re excited for what is to come in 2019.
Happy Holidays from everyone at DPRA Canada!