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About  Us


Long story short

Situate is a boutique firm based in Edmonton, offering integrated strategic and municipal planning and project support services to community-minded builders, developers and not-for-profits.

Here’s the important thing: we don’t use templates and we don’t believe in copy-and-paste solutions. We’ll engage tirelessly with you to co-create projects that live and breathe in the real world, instead of gathering dust on a bookshelf.

Chelsey Jersak

An avid community builder, Chelsey Jersak founded Situate in 2016 after a decade of leading strategic and urban planning projects in the public and private sectors. Consistently balancing innovation with pragmatism, her work focuses on advice, policy and regulatory solutions to address root problems and achieve tangible results.

Chelsey’s writing has appeared in Plan Canada, Curb Magazine, Municipal World, and the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) Journal, and she’s presented at national and provincial planning conferences in Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon Territory.

Chelsey holds a bachelor’s degree in regional and urban development and a master’s degree in human geography, and is a Registered Professional Planner and certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). She is a director of the Alberta District Council of the Urban Land Institute, vice chair and past policy director of the Infill Development in Edmonton Association (IDEA), and a founding member and past coordinator of the Child Friendly Housing Coalition of Alberta.

Associates & Strategic Alliances

Situate has an excellent team of associates and strategic alliances helping to support our clients’ initiatives.

Heather MacKenzie

Kim Hyshka

Owner and Principal, Dialogue Partners

Kim is an incredibly accomplished public engagement professional. With over ten years’ experience, Kim supplies a wealth of knowledge and an expert approach to engagement, focusing on relationships, values, and empathy. Kim is an active member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2 Canada) and a licensed IAP2 Foundations trainer.

In addition to her collaborative work with Situate, Kim is owner and principal of Dialogue Partners, where she plans and leads high-stakes and emotionally charged conversations. She has worked with public organizations, governments and private companies across Canada and internationally in many sectors, including energy, healthcare, education, land use planning, and more. Experienced in both large and small-scale projects, she has facilitated community engagement events in large urban centres, as well as walked pipelines with Elders in the remote wilderness.

Contact Us

#202, 10526 Jasper Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB



1 week ago
We will be at #yegcc on January 21 with a rezoning application to allow for medium rise multi-unit housing at 99 Street and 83 Avenue. Shout out to Gardner Architecture for the great design! #yeg #yeginfill

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