Community Engagement

Get buy-in. Change Behaviour. Tackle public fears and frustrations.

Journeyman is a long-term strategic content partner for complex projects. We help partners like Shell/LNG Canada in British Columbia, Independent Electricity System Operators (IESO) in Ontario, and Halifax Harbour Bridges for the The Big Lift re-decking project in Nova Scotia.

First LNG in Kitimat
Client: LNG Canada

In the small northern town of Kitimat, B.C., townspeople are facing an uncertain future as energy companies push to set up export terminals there to ship Canadian energy to Asian markets. This remote community has experienced a boom-bust existence, so this "next big thing" is prompting a mix of curiosity and concern.

Streeters - Heat Wrap
Client: Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) (Ontario)

The Independent Electricity System Operator (aka IESO) has a question for Ontario. So, we hit the streets of Ottawa and Toronto and asked the unsuspecting citizens a few simple questions. There’s always something new to learn about energy efficiency, in our homes and in our workplaces. Some of them may surprise you, as they did the good people of Ontario!

Refugee Welcome
Client: Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

2016 will long be remembered by many in Canada as the year of the refugees. Canada opened its doors to tens of thousands of new immigrants. Emotions were running high, both compassion and conflict. ISANS wanted to capture the experiences of refugees from around the world and convey what it felt like to leave their homeland and forge a new life in Nova Scotia.

Bike Safety
Client: Dalhousie University

Working with The Dalhousie Office of Sustainability and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, we put together this handy guide to safe cycling in Nova Scotia. The goal was to entertain and get a laugh while still getting across the tenets of bike safety, as well as some other essential life lessons.

Community Commitment
Client: LNG Canada

LNG Canada knows that when building infrastructure, building trust is of equal importance. Through a series of meetings in Kitimat - the proposed site for a new LNG export facility, LNG Canada collaborated with residents, and local stakeholders, to develop a community commitment document, outlining their pledge to the the community.

The Big Lift - From Above
Client: Halifax Harbour Bridges

There’s at least a couple of ways to look at a mammoth bridge engineering project.  An inconvenience to commuters? For sure. An impressive feat of engineering nothing short of miraculous?  Definitely! The latter is exactly the impression we wanted to leave with our audience after watching this compilation of breathtaking aerial footage of The Big Lift.

Safe at Sea 
Client: Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

There is a narrative in Nova Scotia of fishermen defying the elements and risking life to make a living on the sea. This is the culture that the Safe at Sea Alliance is trying to change. We wanted to tell the human story of the needless, preventable tragedies that tear families and communities apart. In an act of generosity and bravery, fishermen and their families shared their experiences.