John Forsdick

John Forsdick

Senior Counsel, Public Engagement

Public and stakeholder engagement expert and leader in major public projects.

Professional History

As one of the original founders of Context Engagement & Communications (now Argyle in Western Canada), John oversaw the growth of the company over the course of two decades, expanding its areas of expertise and many client relationships along the way. He has worked on major projects and planning studies across a wide range of areas including public health, transportation, drinking water and wastewater management, community development and energy. And he brings that wealth of experience, knowledge and skill to Argyle’s Public Engagement projects.

A true consultant, John has the innate ability to lead and facilitate any group of people towards a common goal. He has a Masters of Science in Geography, specializing in planning. He has a Masters of Science in Geography, specializing in planning, and was a registered professional planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners for 30 years. Most important, John is someone who knows the power of people coming together and the sustainable solutions that result.

Area of Expertise

  • Public & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategic & Program Planning
  • Strategic Communications


  • University of Saskatchewan - M.Sc, B.Sc, Geography/Community Planning, Environmental Studies


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