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BUILDING A 21 ST CENTURY COMMUNITY: Salmon Arm’s Plan B:E Building Sustainable Communities 2013 Kelowna, BC November 27/13 Warren Bell MD Salmon Arm, BC.

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1 BUILDING A 21 ST CENTURY COMMUNITY: Salmon Arm’s Plan B:E Building Sustainable Communities 2013 Kelowna, BC November 27/13 Warren Bell MD Salmon Arm, BC Plan B:E Board member

2 “Plan B” The Morning After Pill - Emergency Contraceptive Organic Farms a design resource for those who create high-end professional environments the Trans Canada rerouting from New Haven to Bonshaw Prince Edward Island

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4 Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business.

5 A phrase coined in 1994 by John Elkington and later used in his 1997 book "Cannibals With Forks: The Triple Bottom Line Of 21st Century Business" describing the separate financial, social and environmental "bottom lines" of companies. Triple Bottom Line

6 How our venture started…. Aug/11 - WA:TER (Wetland Alliance: The Ecological Response) comes up with the idea of a positive event uniting business and the environment (Frank Bugala, Warren Bell) to counter-act the illusion of “jobs vs environment” – widespread as a result of a bruising community conflict over building a shopping centre in the delta/floodplain of the Salmon River Sep/11 – plans set for “Reuniting Business and the Environment” – First United Church, Salmon Arm, BC October 26, 2011 But…municipal election November, 2011 makes this seem “political” Jim Barmby calls Warren Bell, says great idea, but wait till after the election Core group established… Over a year of discussions, plans, meetings, projections….

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8 Form 2 Society Act 1. The name of the society is Plan BE – People, Business, Environment Society Constitution 2. The purpose of the society is: to be a public forum, fostering respectful dialogue and building an all-inclusive community consensus, engaging people, business and the environment. Bylaws The bylaws of the society are those set out in Schedule B to the Society Act, with the following addition: 63. All communications to members of the society will be considered adequate if carried out by . Dated February,2013 _____________________________________________________________________ Witness applicants for incorporation ________________________________________________________________________

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10 businessenvironmentpeople community

11 businessenvironmentpeople government community

12 businessenvironmentpeople diversity government community

13 government en vironment people diversity social business

14 community government businessenvironmentpeople diversity social justice

15 community government businessenvironmentpeople diversity social justice arts

16 community government businessenvironment diversity justice social arts economy people

17 environmentbusiness people community government diversity innovation justice social arts economy

18 community government food diversity innovation justice social arts economy business environment people

19 environmentbusiness people business community government food diversity innovation justice social arts economy

20 family community business government food diversity innovation justice social arts economy business environment people

21 environmentbusinesspeople health family community business government food diversity innovation justice social arts economy

22 education health family business government community food diversity innovation justice social arts economy business environment people

23 education health businessenvironmentpeople environment family business government community food diversity innovation justice social arts economy

24 The Team Jim Barmby is Dean, Shuswap-Revelstoke Region, for Okanagan College since 2009; former Dean of Academic Affairs, DeVry Institute of Technology, Warren Bell completed a Family Medicine residency at McGill in Past Founding President of CAPE – Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. President of WA:TER - Wetland Alliance: The Ecological Response. Frank Bugala B.Arch is an architect & planner, and member of CASSSA (Committee for a Strong Sustainable Salmon Arm) as Smart Growth Design Process Member Bernie Desrosiers is a former teacher from Alberta and founding president of Shuswap Settlement Services Society (2008), accepted to lead the Shuswap Welcoming Communities Program. Violet Pilkey graduated from the Okanagan College School of Business at the top of her class in June 2011; she now works for Mediability Corporate Communications, Playfort Publishing and the Shuswap District Arts Council. Louise Wallace Richmond is a business owner and publisher, with a Masters in Publishing from Simon Fraser. Awarded Outstanding Woman in Business in Salmon Arm in 2011 Bonnie Thomas is a skilled administrator, leader, organizer and former Councillor from the Neskonlith Indian Band. She currently is the Executive Director of the Switzmalph Cultural Society. Kyle Dearing is a local entrepreneur with a BA (Psychology) from UVic and a Diploma in Sustainable Development from SFU. He currently works for the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, Rana Creek (a California ecological design firm), and does custom design work in social media. Joanne Mason is executive director of Community Futures Salmon Arm, and former administrator of the Salmon Arm Downtown Improvement Association. Patricia Thurston is Executive Director of the Shuswap Family Resource Centre

25 “Plan B:E aims to establish and maintain open, respectful, and all-inclusive dialogue about a better way to work and live.” Violet Pilkey

26 New Society Publishers, May 2007 Mark Anielski

27 Engaged in applied research focused primarily on natural capital accounting, measuring the value of ecological goods and services and developing alternative measures of economic progress, including the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) and well-being measurement systems. Film on Mark Anielski from the IISD – International Institute for Sustainable Development

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29 First Study to Measure the Wellbeing Impacts of the BC Construction Associations Employment ProgramFirst Study to Measure the Wellbeing Impacts of the BC Construction Associations Employment Program November 12, 2013 BC’S STEP PROGRAM PAYS BACK GOVERNMENT FUNDING WITHIN 10 MONTHS, DELIVERS $8+ MILLION IN INCREMENTAL REVENUE VICTORIA, BC, October 2, 2013 – A report published today by Mark Anielski of Anielski Management demonstrates that the British Columbia Construction Association’s (BCCA) Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) delivers both a positive quality-of-life impact for skilled workers and a timely return on taxpayer dollars.

30 Current Plan B:E initiatives Develop a website that is a hub for local, regional and global contacts and networking around making “community” Support and promote events and groups in the community and region that foster dialogue and addressing important issues Facilitate participation in creative ways, with a special emphasis on youth engagement

31 “Respect Lives Here” Community Capacity Building Symposium/Workshop Purpose:  Building a community that embraces diversity and encourages civic engagement  Discovering a shared vision of the community we hope to be in ten years  Determining individual and community commitment to the collective vision  Providing tools and inclusive leadership skills needed to achieve the vision Public Presentation: Charles Holmes Wednesday, March 5 th, 7:30 p.m. Guest Appearance: Peter Block via Skype. Charles Holmes is a skilled facilitator and educator whose 18 years of experience has honed a passion for creating meaningful dialogue among groups whose diverse opinions would otherwise work against a common understanding of desired outcomes. Charles' number one interest is helping groups to see the potential of what they might be able to create together; to acknowledge, but not be constrained by the past, and to explore opportunities for working together toward a common future. Charles is co-founder and a part-time associate with the Learning Strategies Group in the Faculty of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Endorsements include: Plan:BE Society Community Futures Shuswap Family Resource Centre Salmon Arm Chamber Salmon Arm Economic Development City of Salmon Arm City of Enderby District of Sicamous Splatsin Band Columbia-Shuswap Regional District School District #83 NOSTA Faith Communities

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