"The Macleod Institute was my 'credibility assurance program.' We wanted a third party, independent review of the consultant's work on the EIA and Energy and Utilities Board approvals applications. The Institute played a strategic advisory role, which helped us develop strategies for doing some of the EIA work correctly. They conducted a review of the technical and scientific information and opinion. As well, they gave advice on current regulatory approaches and public stakeholder participation. The proof of the value the Institute brought to Suncor is here, now."
Don Klym, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Suncor Inc.
"The Macleod Institute's study, Economic Costs Associated with Regulatory Delay, was both timely and persuasive. It contributed positively to the harmonization initiative undertaken by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment — a comprehensive effort to increase efficiency and effectiveness in environmental protection across the country."
The Honourable Ty Lund, Minister
Alberta Environmental Protection
"Ms. McCoy has the ability to tackle large strategic issues and work with multi-stakeholder groups to produce dynamic action plans. Her approach is comprehensive and her results are pragmatic. Her record of performance on several initiatives I am familiar with has been outstanding."
Art Smith, Chariman Emeritus, SNC Lavalin Inc.
"The Macleod Institute is able to capture the essentials from among a sometimes bewildering collection of information and opinion. In evaluating the Interim Resource Management Assistance Program, the Institute's team produced an effective analytical framework that helped program managers focus their future direction. The team worked diligently to meet tight deadlines."
Director Renewable Resources & Environment
Department of Indian Affairs & Northern Development
"For our needs in reclaiming land returned from the Department of National Defense, the Macleod Institute team has been a great help. They offer advice and make suggestions, but we make the decisions. They have our full trust."
Regena Crowchild, DND Transition Committee
Tsuu T'ina Nation
"In order to identify areas of improvement, the Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency sought an unbiased professional team that could provide perspective and a critical analysis of our operations, yet had the interpersonal skills to interview our diverse northern client groups. The Macleod Institute succeeded at not only meeting these expectations, they also suggested valuable recommendations for the future direction of our agency."
Alexandra Thomson, Manager
Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency
"Golder Associates has found the Macleod Institute brings value to the table. There is nothing like having a second set of eyes on a project, especially from a group that is at arm's length. The Institute people tell it like they see it and have been particularly valuable in letting us know how projects will be viewed in the community and by regulators. As a result, we've been able to speed things up considerably."
Jack Crooks, Principal, Golder Associates
"Principles of Communicating Risks is a comprehensive examination of the role risk communication can play in the project development process, particularly for Alberta's energy industries. Any organization involved in surface development (proponent or regulator) should follow up on these powerful guiding principles and adopt them as corporate policy."
David C. DeGagne
Alberta Energy and Utilities Board