For almost 50 years, DPRA Canada has been a leader in the field of socio-economic research and assessment. We have applied our specialized expertise and experience to understanding issues related to community well-being, often bringing these perspectives as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team. We help clients work with Indigenous people, local communities, and others to understand and address their interests, in a way that contributes to community well-being while allowing projects to proceed in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The overall objective is responsible economic development within a sound environmental and social framework. This often means practical application of the concept of adaptive management and implementation of solid impact management strategies (e.g., mitigation, monitoring, benefit enhancement, follow-up/adaptive management and reporting). DPRA Canada helps clients successfully navigate through complex environmental assessment and regulatory regimes, which requires a respectful participatory approach throughout the entire process. We assist with explicit contemplation of the social, cultural, and economic costs and benefits of proposed projects and programs.