Our Roots

Our Roots

In the 1970s, Lura’s founder – Sally Leppard – called for more attention and effort to be paid to integrating community voices into government planning and decision-making around environmental issues. In 1974, she established Lura – then known under the acronym of LURA or Land Use Research Associates – as a consultancy with a mandate to involve more people and organizations in government-based decisions. Initially this work focused on the environmental sector.  More recently, Lura has since broadened the reach of our foundational collaborative approaches into many different sectors ranging from infrastructure to health to social issues.

Sally Leppard

Sally Leppard

 

Lura Today

In the past decade, we revisited our corporate Vision, and re-branded the company as simply Lura Consulting.  Our company name still reflects the philosophy and approach we bring to each and every project:  Listen, Understand, Relate, Advance.

Today, Lura Consulting has become a leader in engagement and collaborative planning with over 1000 projects under our belt. We are the largest firm in Ontario that provides community engagement services as a core function of its business. We regularly share our insight, expertise and advice to clients across Canada and internationally. 

We look forward to sharing our energy and expertise with our existing clients, their communities and stakeholders, as well as in new sectors to help achieve economic, environmental and community prosperity for present and future generations.