Socio-economic Impact Assessment

Socio-economic Impact Assessment

HEG offers its clients extensive experience in managing and conducting social, cultural and economic assessments using a variety of approaches, including:
  • Community specific wellness studies, which focus on key socio-economic indicators (valued components) identified by local communities.
  • Integrated Cultural Assessments, using culturally relevant indicators (valued components) to identify potential cultural impacts, bridging the language of non-aboriginal regulatory requirements with traditional values and worldview.
  • Regulatory driven industrial development SEIAs completed on behalf of industrial clients focused on meeting regulatory requirements such as the Alberta AER, Alberta AEPEA, BC Oil and Gas Regulations, NEB (sect 52 and 58) CEAA and IFC Performance Standards.
HEG has completed socio-economic impacts assessment as part of industrial regulatory filings, for a variety of clients related to oil sands development, coal mines, gas fired power plants, oil and gas pipelines, power lines and resort developments.