For nearly 40 years, we have assisted many communities, departments and organizations with populations ranging from more than 300, to fewer than 1,000.

DPRA has a broad background of experience in community-based strategic planning, having undertaken dozens of projects in strategic planning and planning for community and social services, economic development, culture, recreation and parks services.

Our range of municipal planning experiences includes:

  • Sustainable Community Plans
  • Strategic Plans
  • Economic Development Strategies & Viability Studies
  • Community Profiling
  • Needs Assessments and Gap Analyses


We have been retained to develop community-based strategic plans in the cities, towns and organizations of:

  • Region of Peel
  • Peel Region Public Health
  • City of Toronto
  • Toronto Public Health
  • Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
  • Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • Kelowna
  • Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands
  • Yellowknife
  • Dehcho First Nations
  • Collingwood
  • Windsor
  • Oakville
  • London
  • Richmond Hill
  • Vaughan
  • Burlington
  • Kearney
  • St. Catharines
  • Woodstock
  • Uxbridge
  • Marmora and Lake
  • Tay
  • North Shore
  • Shedden
  • Matamoros (Mexico)
  • Aurora
  • Red Lake/ Ear Falls
  • Bamberton


DPRA has developed a practice across Canada focused on the development of a suite of sustainable community planning documents.  All of the processes have been different – some have been community-driven, some have been more corporately focused – however, DPRA’s commitment to a high level of service delivery is unwavering. Our processes have involved developing and executing internal and external communications and engagement strategies, preparing FCM applications, working with municipal departments, staff, councils and the community during visioning, action planning and implementation sessions (including performance metrics), and developing comprehensive plans to the satisfaction of our clients that outline a sustainable path forward for the municipality and the community.