Our Approach

About MPS

Our Approach

At MPS, we are committed to a collaborative planning approach that draws on local knowledge and expertise to develop community plans that are complete and resilient. We know that the inter-related nature of planning decisions have cumulative and lasting impacts on all aspects of a community's success.

Our approach to community planning focuses on balancing sustainable development with a respect for community heritage, place-based planning, enhancing cultural and ecosystem diversity, supporting working landscapes and ensuring our client municipalities are vibrant and distinct places to live, work and play.

We develop lasting relationships with our clients so we can understand their objectives and effectively anticipate and respond to their needs. Since the future is unpredictable, we believe adaptable and flexible responses are needed. For MPS that means that not only do our plans need to responsive and dynamic but we as a company are committed to the continuous improvement of our team and the level of service that we provide our clients.

Municipal Planning Services does not focus solely on the financial bottom line when it comes to measuring success. Instead we measure our success in relation to the lasting relationships we have established with our clients and our efforts to adhere to our core company values:

Our work is guided by the following core values:

  • Adaptability. Our commitment to continuous learning ensures that we can adapt to the changing needs of our clients and leads to innovative solutions to local planning issues.
  • Commitment to Sustainable Development. We are committed to promoting sustainable planning and development practices and to working with our clients to develop implementation strategies to ensure their success.
  • Place-Based Planning. Our commitment to collaborative planning, the consultation process, watershed planning and the assessment of land suitability leads to successful plans and land use bylaws that respond to client expectations, community interests, and the local environment.
  • Transparency and Consistency. Ethical business practices and a sense of social responsibility guide our day-to-day actions. We believe in providing our clients with clear, consistent advice and planning service. MPS adheres to the Canadian Institute of Planners' Code of Professional Practice.
  • Working Collaboratively. We share a commitment to working collaboratively with our clients, their consultants and other experts to ensure plans reflect local expertise and are consistent with engineering, existing planning studies and approved bylaws.