Andrew Sacret is a native of Mississauga, Ontario and a current resident of Ottawa. Andrew holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a Master's of Urban and Regional Planning, both from Queen's University. During his graduate studies, Andrew participated in a student exchange with Fudan University, Shanghai China, where he contributed to research on public participation in the Chinese land use planning system.
In 2005, he joined FoTenn Consultants Inc. (Ottawa), where he has been a member of several interdisciplinary project teams. Andrew has established expertise in northern development issues through his planning support to the City of Iqaluit, and the completion of Community Plan and Zoning By-law updates in Taloyoak, Rankin Inlet, Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay, Nunavut.
Andrew is committed to sustainable community planning. Between 2008 and 2010, Andrew contributed his research and writing skills to the Jasper Community Sustainability Plan for the Municipality of Jasper and Parks Canada. As part of this project, Andrew helped to promote innovative approaches to public engagement.
From July 2010 to May 2011, Andrew worked in Zambia with CUSO-VSO as a Town Planning Adviser for the Mazabuka Municipal Council. In this role, Andrew assisted the Planning Department to finalize the spatial development policies and maps for the Council's Integrated Development Plan.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys curling, skiing, cycling, ultimate frisbee, community gardening and singing. He has also supported CIP's national programming as a Juror of the CIP Student Scholarship Trust Fund from 2008 to 2010.