some of our esteemed clients

We have developed a unique specialization in guiding communications for multi-year, multi-partner projects that involve government, Crown corporations, private partners, engineering firms, NGOs, and First Nations. Over the past 10 years we’ve successfully managed communications for over $1.6 billion worth of major infrastructure projects including airports, highways, commercial development, hospitals, green-energy, liquid waste systems and downtown revitalizations.

Local Government Management Association of BC

PUBLIC & MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

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The Local Government Management Association of BC (LGMA) was looking ahead to it’s 100th anniversary. In anticipation, it wanted to revitalize awareness about its work, with both members and non-members. ZINC developed an engagement plan that included strategies to improve communication between this non-profit organization and its partners, funders and members. We then supported the…

City of Courtenay

COMOX VALLEY HOSPITAL $334M

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It’s great news when a community learns that a new $334 million hospital will be built in its city. It’s also the start of many questions: when will construction start, what facilities are planned, will there be parking, will there be noise? ZINC worked with the City of Courtenay to create a monthly “Hospital Update”…

City of Campbell River

DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT

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The downtown core of Campbell River needed a facelift – and while area residents knew there was a need for upgrades, they weren’t prepared for the year of disruptive underground infrastructure work that would literally lay the groundwork for an improved downtown. To keep the public informed of the pipes and utilities work to be…

Defence Construction Canada

DEFENCE CONSTRUCTION CANADA INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

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Defence Construction Canada (DCC) is the Crown corporation that looks after the infrastructure needs of the Department of National Defence. This group oversees the construction of water and sewer projects, plus all other major building projects that occur on bases or wherever DND forces are located. DCC provides engineering and project management as well as…

City of Yellowknife

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY PROJECT

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ZINC oversaw public communication for the City of Yellowknife during the six-month lead up to a public vote related to the $90M Con Mine Community Energy System Project. The goal? Clearly explain the technical aspects of a complex and innovative green energy project, including its benefits and risks. We helped residents understand the project by…

Town of Qualicum Beach

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AUDIT & STRATEGY

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In the spring of 2012, the Town of Qualicum Beach confirmed that improving communications was a priority. This resulted in a call for consultants to set up a communications department from scratch. ZINC was awarded the contract. First task: conduct a communications audit to provide a “snap shot” view of how the Town was communicating…

innovation island technology association

strategic communications planning

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When your job is to spread the word about others, how can you spread the word about yourself? That was the challenge for Innovation Island, which supports technology-based research and start-ups as an industry-based non-profit with 35 strategic partnership agreements. To help, ZINC was brought on board to expand awareness of their activities and successes….

City of Campbell River

AIRPORT RENOVATION & RUNWAY EXTENSION

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The Campbell River Airport is a gateway to the north and popular stop for international fishing enthusiasts. The airport received $8.5M to extend its runway and renovate the terminal building. The challenge? Keep passengers, pilots, residents, visitors, tenants and neighbours up to date on the project while minimizing disruptions over an 18-month period. ZINC became…