Shauna Johnson

Indigenous Community Planner
MSc Indigenous Community Planning
Phone: (604) 563-2245
Location: Vancouver Office

Shauna is Coast Salish from the Tsawout First Nation on her mother’s side and Tsimshian from Laxkwala’ams on her father’s side.

She has a Master of Science degree in Indigenous Community Planning and has specialized expertise in providing planning support for indigenous communities to revitalize and promote indigenous community planning research, methods and practices grounded firmly within indigenous laws, legal traditions, and ways of knowing and being.

She is a registered Applied Scientific Technologist (A.Sc.T.) and is currently working towards becoming a Registered Professional Planner (MIP, RPP). She was recently trained in Marine Spatial Planning (Duke University) and is interested in exploring opportunities with indigenous communities in developing their own marine use/spatial plans.

Other areas of planning interest include: comprehensive community planning, environmental management, youth, land use, climate change, and economic development.

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VANCOUVER (604) 563-2245
VICTORIA (250) 590-9017
EDMONTON (780) 760-1255