About us

Blueprint Inc. is a full-service stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, facilitation, training and communications firm that is committed to doing things differently. We partner with organizations and leaders that share our passion for making the places we live in and care about better.

To us, it’s about more than the work, it’s about the people. Like you, we understand that making good decisions and designing successful outcomes starts with considering how our choices will impact others. That’s why we built this company. A company with a team of diverse talent and different perspectives, a proven commitment to our community, and a steadfast dedication to helping you solve your most complex problems.

We know the bottom line is important — we also know that valuing people is the surest way to achieve results that everyone can feel good about.

Have you had a project go off the rails because of a lack of buy-in, unresolved conflict, stalled decisions or a change in direction? We’ve been there too. Organizations are made up of people, and that’s where we start. Expertise isn't what it used to be. To succeed, you have to show up and do the work to cultivate buy-in from your team, public and stakeholders.

Pushing ahead with strong-headed tactics to get things done just doesn’t work anymore. Creating understanding, being empathetic, listening actively, engaging thoughtfully and building trust does. That’s why we created Blueprint. We know how challenging it can be to tackle organizational and policy change and communicate about it effectively — so we pulled together a team that is passionate about solving problems.

Our story.

We believe in working differently

Michelle Kuly believed that work could be done differently — by putting people at the heart of every decision, making space for those hard conversations and listening to what is, and isn’t, being said. “The way things were always done” didn’t have to lead down the same roads. 

Michelle’s experience in public engagement, strategic planning and facilitation is the foundation of Blueprint Inc. Over the past 15 years she’s developed a deep understanding of the dynamics of engagement and strategy. Michelle is the founding chair of the Prairies Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and is a practicing member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and IAP2. 

Over the years, Blueprint has grown into a resource that mission-driven organizations can depend on to guide them through problems of all sizes. Our clients tell us that when organizational change is on the horizon, they pick up the phone to call us. Our expertise is paired with a genuine desire to see our clients succeed and help them. That’s where we start and it’s why we’re trusted.

We help clients get results by designing dynamic and productive processes for stakeholder and public participation that create understanding, buy-in and dialogue around their most challenging issues. Our approach is grounded in reality and focused on results — planning, designing and managing projects to engage stakeholders, unpacking complex issues and improving outcomes around important initiatives.

Our values.

Our work is built on professional and personal integrity. We strive to make positive change for our clients, as a business, and as humans — and we’re committed to delivering results.

We know that collaboration and transparency are the foundation of effective change, and that those things are important to you, too. Whether it’s planning events that engage every attendee or consulting citizens on large-scale public policy change, integrity is something you won’t negotiate on.

We embrace change as culture. Progress as culture. In finding ways to be better every day. 

We know what happens when you ask the right questions and create space for those answers. We believe in hearing from every voice at the table. The result is better informed solutions and systems that your team can actually use, because we’ve designed them that way right from the very beginning.

It’s important that you work with people who believe in the same things you do — people who take the time to thoughtfully bring solutions together, involve and include everyone.

Our Sustainability Initiatives

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When we're in the office, we run a composting program as a way to reduce our company’s impact on landfills.
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We subscribe to a corporate car share, encourage active transportation, source environmentally sustainable suppliers and constantly look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
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When we can meet in-person, we seek out ways to encourage physical and mental wellbeing, such as walking out outdoor meetings.

Work with us.

We are looking for facilitators of all skill levels to join us.

  • Do you have a passion for bringing people together and helping them achieve their organizational goals?  
  • Are you an experienced facilitator looking for new challenges and an opportunity to broaden your impact in the community?  
  • Would you like to connect with a team of people who share your values and can help you build your skills?
  • Do you want flexible work arrangements and the freedom to work remotely?

Tell us more. We’ll contact you for more details


Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, we’re looking forward to getting to know you.
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We are a settler organization occupying Treaty 1 lands. We are on our own reconciliation journey. This includes working on TRC call to action #92 through ongoing education, relationship building and actively seeking out Indigenous suppliers, contractors, and partners.

We are learning and working on being an ally to Indigenous organizations, leaders, and community through our work with Indigenous governments and partners, membership of the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce and participate on Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Truth and Reconciliation Advisory Council.


We are committed to complying with the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act. 

Our policies, practices and measures reflect the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity for people with disabilities. 

If a barrier to accessing our services cannot be removed, we seek to provide alternate ways to access the services. 

Respectful Workplace and Communities 

Blueprint is committed to the dignity and worth of every person and to create a climate of understanding and mutual respect in our office and the wider communities we work with.  

Our organization is committed to promoting respectful conduct, tolerance and diversity at all times. We are committed to doing the work required to be accountable to our community and providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for all.

Who we work with.

Mission-driven corporate leaders and teams

As a leader, you’re the champion for positive change inside your organization. You know that sometimes that means you have to make hard decisions that are even harder to communicate, and you care about getting it right. It’s not about policy, it’s about people. Your people. We can help get your team on the same page by bringing everyone together, working through the issues and designing a solution that your people can get on board with.


Your work doesn’t stop and neither do you. People in your communities matter the most, and you understand the value of collaboration throughout the process. There’s never enough time, people or money and you’re tired of wasting those precious resources on decisions that take too long and conflicts that don’t get resolved. Your board, community stakeholders and funders are all looking to you for answers. We’re here to help you get everyone on the same page so you can move forward.


As a government leader, your plate isn’t full, it’s overflowing. Trust is at the heart of why you do what you do. You’re a passionate community advocate and people turn to you when they need help. You’re often swept up in leading the charge on projects that are controversial, complicated, and costly. You want to protect the people on the inside, and you have an obligation to the public. We’ve been doing this work for years. We get it. We can help you create a plan for success by mapping out your stakeholders, designing an engagement strategy and making sure you have the data to back up the big decisions.

Event planners

Big events are so much more than the day it all goes down, whether it’s online or in person. We’ll support you by creating a plan for success, however you define it. We offer event facilitation design, engagement strategies and event moderators to support your public event or meeting. We can help you get the conversation started, create engaging sessions, and expertly facilitate difficult issues. It’s time to design a different kind of meeting and get some real results.


Whether you’re stepping into a new career or a seasoned expert, our facilitator network is a place where you can build your skills, learn from others, share your knowledge, and find jobs that match your interests. We’re building a community for professional facilitators, and we would love the opportunity to work together.

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