MASS LBP's work goes far beyond polling or focus groups. From conception to execution to evaluation, MASS LBP designs and delivers highly innovative engagement strategies that increase public understanding, legitimacy and support for complex decisions and policy choices.
Inspired by Canada's first Citizens' Assemblies, MASS LBP was founded in 2007 by Peter MacLeod and George Gosbee to extend this model and reinvent public consultation. MASS LBP is based in Toronto with staff in Vancouver, Ottawa and London, UK.
PlaceSpeak connects people’s online identities with their home addresses so that they can voice their opinions electronically in a wide variety of forums. This provides topic hosts with confidence that they are receiving feedback from the right places. We are advancing the public consultation process by creating an online platform that enables inclusive, informed participation, policy development and decision making. Our goal is to bring back ‘power to the people', but do so in conjunction with proponents.