Sonja Macdonald is a Co-founder and Principal at Civicplan. Sonja has over 15 years of experience in community development. She designs and manages participatory budgeting campaigns, neighbourhood renewal strategies, and organizational evaluations. Sonja’s work blends strategic planning, public engagement, and civic analytics to inform more effective decision making and build stronger communities. She holds a Masters in Communication, and she is a member of the Canadian Communication Association, as well as the International Association for Media and Communication Research.