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We are a dynamic team of Community Development Specialists ready to provide the expertise, guidance and practical support you need to realize your goals.

Paul Conrad & Associates Ltd. are community development specialists with a dynamic team ready to provide the expertise, guidance and practical support you need to realize your goals. PC & A specializes in working with municipalities, communities and non-profit organizations to achieve collaborative results rooted in a community development model of practice. Our services include:

Public Consultation

Critical to the success of any project, our collaborative, community development approach sets the tone for effective team building and community ownership. Above all else, our team believes in ongoing, positive two-way communication with the project team, stakeholders and the public.

Research and Trend Analysis, Needs Assessment, Feasibility Studies

Successful projects begin with clear statements of need backed by solid research, analysis and assessment. Through surveys, interviews and background research, our team can provide you with the context and information you need to develop your planning framework. Our comprehensive Needs Assessment and Feasibility Studies validate community preferences and priorities, providing a clear picture of what your community or group wants and needs and what it envisions for the future, including gaps in service and unmet facility needs.

Feasibility Study / Business Planning

We provide comprehensive reviews of existing municipal and community infrastructure, including life cycle analysis, capacity for upgrading, issues with building code, accessibility and energy efficiency, replacement cost and detailed recommendations that allow you to plan and budget for the future. Going beyond assessment of physical structures, our report also considers intended uses of facilities, potential gaps in programs or services related to facility and opportunities (including potential grants/funding programs).

Master Planning

Master Plans are developed on an extended planning horizon, geared to building commitment to the end product within a process that is flexible, responsive and inclusive. We believe that the key to a successful planning process is ongoing, open communication and public consultation.

Facility Design & Open Space Planning

From conceptual to final design and construction documentation, including recreational and cultural open space planning and design, our team is able to translate your articulated wants and needs into concrete facility plans.

Capitalization Plans, Community Fundraising Campaigns and Project Fund Development Strategies

Major projects succeed on the basis of realistic capitalization plans and fund development strategies. One of our greatest strengths is our capacity to assist your team through every step of this complex process. We provide your team with the resources and information needed to develop accurate project budgets, submit requests for funding, sponsorship and grant applications and can plan and coordinate your fund development strategy including the community fundraising campaign.

Operational Plans & Project Evaluation

New facilities create opportunity for improved service and program delivery and require well formulated operating plans. Paul Conrad & Associates can provide comprehensive operating plans with pro forma and establish processes that will help you evaluate the short and longer term success/impact of your project.

We provide the expertise, guidance and practical support you need to realize your goals.

PC & A specializes in working with municipalities, communities, private business and non-profit organizations to achieve collaborative results rooted in a community development model of practice. Our community development services include:

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