We have a number of engagement activities that will remain available throughout the duration of the project:
- Send us an email: [email protected]
- Phone us: 1.866.514.6700
- In-person meetings with interested groups and individuals
- Engagement with all levels of government
- Engagement with environmental and stewardship groups on local and global issues
Additionally, the project team will host a variety of additional engagement opportunities online and in-person. Check back regularly for ways to participate, or register now to be notified when new opportunities are available.
Engagement Program Highlights To Date
- Since April 2012, members of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project team have participated in meetings with Aboriginal groups, landowners, communities and stakeholders
- In October 2012, Trans Mountain updated its project website with additional information, online discussion forums, Q&A with project team members and a digital feedback form.
- Also in October 2012, Trans Mountain began hosting a series of Public Information Session. As of January 2013, the project team had held 37 Public Information Sessions in 30 communities along the existing pipeline route
Public Information Sessions
The purpose of the Public Information Sessions, that ran from October 2012 – January 2013, was to introduce the project to the general public within interested communities, and to begin a discussion and feedback-gathering process.
At each session, display boards were available with information about the proposed expansion and the components of the environmental and socio-economic assessments. Other materials available included paper maps of the entire existing route, as well as a Google earth overlay that allowed attendees to zoom in on any portion of the route.
Project staff and technical experts helped guide attendees through the material and answer questions about different aspects of the proposed project. Questions that the project team were not able to answer immediately were recorded and are guiding the selection of information to be posted on the project website and provided in future engagement activities.
There was no formal presentation at these sessions, as the project team recognizes that participants have different levels of background knowledge and come to the sessions with unique interests. By allowing conversations to occur one-on-one or in small groups, the project team can better understand – and hopes to better address – the range of unique interests and concerns amongst attendees.