Our team

  • John LewisPresident & Founder

    John brings together elements of community engagement, strategic planning, effective communication and capacity-building to create meaningful conversations for communities and organizations. Projects that John has worked on have won awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners, the International Association for Public Participation, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Urban Institute and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. John is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, is President of LEAD Canada (Leadership in Environment and Development) and is a member of LEAD International training team and has also been an instructor at the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University.

    John is Intelligent Futures’ Chief Strategist and Ringleader.

  • Jackie BrownCommunications Lead

    Jackie has spent more than 20 years working as a communications specialist and writer. Her work has appeared in magazines, publications, books, websites and promotional materials across the country, and she has worked extensively as a communications strategist. Projects Jackie has worked on have won awards from Canadian Institute of Planners, the International Association for Public Participation, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, the International Association of Business Communicators and the National Health Care Public Relations Association.

    Jackie is Intelligent Futures’ Word Nerd.

  • Cassandra CaigerEngagement Lead

    A graduate of Queen’s University, Cassandra has a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning. While at Queen’s she worked on a number of community-based planning projects locally and internationally, as well as developed strategies the Greater Toronto Area’s Metrolinx rail-system. She has also spent time in Central Europe researching and exploring the local legislation and lifestyles that impact housing development and alternative transportation. Cassandra has an avid interest in public engagement and planning issues — namely affordable housing and food security — and enjoys collaborating with stakeholders to work towards the greater good.

    Cassandra is Intelligent Futures’ Research Guru and Community Enthusiast.