PLW Services:

Aboriginal Consultation

Creating Aboriginal Partnerships For Seven Generations

Green Energy Ontario's Green Energy Act requires aboriginal consultation. This is an area where very few developers have experience. Let our qualified staff help you to navigate this new territory.


Aboriginally-Owned Business

Green Energy PLW Planning and Environmental Consulting is an Aboriginally-owned business founded by Leigh Whyte, MCIP, RPP, AICP

PLW's Success

Our staff have:

Developed customized training sessions regarding the Environmental Assessment process and Renewable Energy for Aboriginal groups.

Developed lectures for graduate student courses on aboriginal consultation at the University of Guelph

Developed consultation protocols for Aboriginal groups

Took part in focus groups presenting information to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to incorporate Aboriginal consultation into the Provincial Policy Statement

Reviewed environmental reports for a 100 MW wind project in northwestern Ontario for an Aboriginal group

Assisted with Aboriginal consultation for large (>1,500 MW) hydro electric project re-licensing

Coordinated environmental field review for hydro-electric transmission corridors of over 500km (300mi) in length

Grant Applications

We have a very high success rate in helping not-for-profit groups access agency funding:

Aboriginal Business Canada

Service Canada summer student programs

Healthy Community Fund

Niagara Prosperity Initiative 2010 and 2011

New Relationship Fund (Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs)

Consultation capacity funding from renewable energy project proponents

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PLW Consulting

Providing affordable professional planning and environmental consulting services to the energy sector, private land development clients, the public sector, and aboriginal groups for over 15 years in Ontario, New York State, and beyond.