Canadian Institue Of Planners

Shaping our Communities
Sustaining Canada's Future.

Jessie Hemphill

Jessie Hemphill (Tlali'ila'ogwala, or "Bridge Between the Worlds") is from the 'Nakwaxda'xw, Ligwitlda'xw and Métis nations. Jessie was raised in Port Hardy, BC, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Her love for her community led her to a career in community planning and facilitation, working with First Nations and organizations all over Canada through her company, Alderhill Planning Inc. She  has recently completed her Master of Community Planning degree at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. A life-long volunteer with an equity focus, Jessie co-founded the British Columbia Comprehensive Community Planning Mentorship Program and serves on the board of directors for the 'Kawatsi Economic Development Corporation. She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners' Indigenous Community Planning Committee, and the Indigenous Advisory Group for the Indigenous Community Development National Strategy.