Jeff Cook is the Principal of Beringia Community Planning Inc. Working in the community since 1991, Jeff is a planning facilitator, community engagement specialist, educator and trainer with community planning and development experience (comprehensive, sector and project planning), working with over 40 First Nations and community groups across Canada.
His practice is founded on principles of community development, social inclusion, participatory action, transformative learning and cultural respect.
Jeff's experience includes comprehensive, sector and project-based planning in areas of community socio-economic development, land use, housing & infrastructure, governance and community health with both self-governing and non-self-governing Nations. He is especially well known for participatory approach to community planning, with expertise in comprehensive community planning. He has published articles in Plan Canada, including a report called "Gaining Momentum: Sharing 96 Best Practices of First Nations Comprehensive Community Planning".