National Projects

Mia’s research and writing has focused on making space for difference in the city – be it space for at-risk women, marginalized commercia...

Writing on Space for Difference in the City

In collaboration with Leah Birnbaum Consulting, the Dept co-designed and led a national engagement strategy to assess proposed changes to...

Imagine Canada

The Dept supported Calgary Pride to solicit public and stakeholders feedback on if and how politicians should be included in their Pride ...

Calgary Pride: Pride & Politics

Mia reviews Cartographies of Place: Navigating the Urban, edited by Michael Darroch and Janine Marchessault. In 2015, Mia reviewed "Carto...

Cartographies of Place – Book Review

In this first Canadian edition, Jane contributes to this compendium of weird facts and intriguing information. The first Canadian edition...

Book of Lists – 2005 Edition

Jane and Charles Montgomery discuss what it might take to make a city – and its residents – happy. Jane interviewed Charles Montgomery, u...

Happy City

Jane co-wrote this revised edition of the bestselling compendium of curious information. Before there was Buzzfeed, there was the Book of...

The Book of Lists – 2017 Edition

The Dept designed and executed a multi-phase stakeholder engagement program for the LGBT Purge Fund to develop a vision and consult on a ...

LGBTQ2+ National Monument

Mia has explored how photography can be used not only in the dissemination of research but in the process of discovery and collaboration....

Writing on Photography as a Creative Method of Engagement

Jane created and delivered this wildly popular radio segment, which spun off into two best-selling publications. What do you call a weekl...

Wanted Words

The United Church's real estate development arm is being supported to reimagine church missions and assets. Dept of Words & Deeds provide...

United Church National Land Inventory

Jane reviews "The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail" by Noah Richler. In October 2016, Jane reviewed Noah Richler’s book...

Literary Review of Canada

The Dept is developing a commemoration strategy to guide how this 310 acre development will recognize Algonquin, social and military hist...

Wateridge Commemoration Project

This inclusive and accessible community walking event was born and grew legs under the direction of Jane Farrow. As the first Executive D...

Jane’s Walk

For over a decade, Jane created, edited, hosted and produced engaging content on CBC Radio. Three seasons of the limited series Workology...

CBC Radio

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