Our Team
Molly Steeves Associate, Urban Planning and Public Engagement Specialist MUrb, BA (Hons.) Vancouver

Molly is an urban planner and engagement specialist on our team with 15 years of experience working on community-oriented projects. She brings a unique array of skills from her diverse professional background including non-profit management, arts and culture, education, and marketing and communications. Molly is a skilled facilitator who is passionate about turning complex issues into digestible and accessible information to enable more diverse community participation. Throughout her career, she has focused on projects that involve working closely with communities and stakeholders at a variety of scales.  

Some of her projects have included Itst uw’hw-nuts’ ul’wum – We are working as one (Ladysmith Waterfront Area Plan), the Capilano University Campus Master Plan, the 44-acre Kelowna Mill Site, and Community Asset Mapping with the City of Vancouver to help communities develop Resilience Strategies that can be self-maintained and updated. Molly holds a BA (Hons.) in the History of Art from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University. 

What’s your favorite DIALOG project?
Itst uw’hw-nuts’ ul’wum – We are working as one (Ladysmith Waterfront Area Plan) as a project that centered a partnership between the Town of Ladysmith and the Stz’uminus First Nation and created a rich opportunity for community prosperity and ecological restoration. 

How does your work inform your personal philosophy and vice versa?
In work and in life, listen and make space for the expertise of those with lived experience.

What do you do to get out of a creative rut?
Travel is the ultimate inspiration but when that is unavailable, a walk in the forest, or a swim in the ocean.

What’s one item you won’t leave home without (that’s not a cellphone)?
Water, snack, and notebook.


Masters of Urban Studies 
Simon Fraser University

Urban Design Certificate
Simon Fraser University

Emily Carr 2-D Certificate, Adobe Illustrator and Communication Design
Emily Carr University of Art and Design