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Reliable, hard working individual experienced in a professional work environment, with strong interpersonal and time management skills. Proven ability to work well both individually and as part of a team to complete project tasks within competing deadlines. Proficient in a variety of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Geomedia and ESRI Arcmap.


Nov 2015Present

Planning Technician II, Zoning Bylaw Implementation

City of Edmonton
Jan 2014Nov 2015

Planning Technician I

City of Edmonton
Jun 2014Jan 2015

Development Services Technician

City of Edmonton
Jan 2014Present

Director, Secretary

  • Develop and present workshops on resident engagement and community asset-based mapping to community groups and organizations
  • Prepare and format reports based on client's needs
  • Design graphic materials for the non-profit organization including stationary and other materials
  • Update and maintain website
Jul 2011Present

Civic Engagement Mentor Volunteer

  • Facilitate conversation circles to help new Canadians develop and improve their conversational English abilities 
  • Lead and co-ordinate event planning, promotion and execution of Toronto neighbourhood walking tours for new Canadians
May 2007May 2014

Sales Clerk

Bayard Canada Presse Inc.
  • Create and maintain customer mailing databases 
  • Send promotional mailings to customers                          
  • Perform clerical tasks including sorting children’s mail, filing and organizing media archives, reception duties
  • Attend and sell books and magazines at various trade conferences and festivals
May 2012Sep 2013

Work Term Student, City Planning

City of Toronto
  • Conducted over 8,000 in-person and phone interviews with organization owners and staff to collect employment data as part of the annual Toronto Employment Survey program
  • Performed data validation procedures to ensure data entry accuracy
  • Redesigned the survey response form to improve legibility and clarity of response information
Aug 2012Aug 2013

Asset Based Community Mapping Consultant

United Way Toronto
  • Presented software tutorials and  provided mapping support to community members, United Way Toronto upper management and Action for Neighbourhood Change staff
  • Worked alongside colleagues, as Co-Project Manager, to create an online interactive asset map for each of Toronto's 13 Priority Investment Neighbourhoods for United Way in association with Action for Neighbourhood Change.
  • Conducted resident interviews and focus groups to collect pertinent information about local neighbourhood assets
  • Recorded information about various neighbourhood assets during neighbourhood site visits
Jan 2013Apr 2013

Dundas Street East Usage Intern

Cabbagetown South Residents' Association
  • Created an online map displaying Dundas Street East businesses and property information
  • Provided recommendations for future Dundas Street East community initiatives having regard for Zoning By-laws and the Official Plan, community input and existing conditions
Feb 2013Feb 2013

Survey Analyst

United Way Toronto
  • Conducted needs assessment interviews with Toronto-based capacity building organizations
  • Performed qualitative data analysis and compiled survey findings into a report for Board Members
May 2007Sep 2010


Aramark Sports & Entertainment


Sep 2009Apr 2013


Ryerson University
  • Completed courses in planning law, policy, and program implementation; led teams as Project Manager, in client-based studios for United Way Toronto and City of Toronto, Tower Renewal Office
  • Developed a Secondary Plan for the Alexandra Park neighbourhood as a third year studio project
  • Academic interest in community planning and development, transit and GIS

Geomedia I & II

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


Thank you for taking the time to view my online résumé. If you have any questions or if there is any information you would like to discuss, feel free to email me at [email protected].

Have an enjoyable day,

Stephen Cooke