John E. Fauquier
B.A., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Position   Principal - Amicus Consulting, Toronto
Education   B.A. (Political Science)
University of Waterloo - 1970

M.A.Sc. (Management Sciences)
University of Waterloo - 1977

(Urban and Regional Planning)
University of Waterloo - 1985
  • Evaluation Research Society
  • Canadian Operational Research Society
  • Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute
  • Pragma Council, University of Waterloo
  • Council of Educational Facility Planners
  • Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) 
Community Service  
  • Rector's Warden, St. George's Church on-the-hill, Islington, 1995
  • Family Day Care Services, Board of Directors since 1987; President, 1991-1995; Past President, 1996
  • Pragma Council, Chairman, 1999-2001
  • Baby Point Club Ltd., President, 1990


  2000 - 2001 - inc., Chief Consulting Officer

High Technology and Electronic Commerce Consulting

  • creation of a supply chain strategy for Canada's largest hard goods retailer
  • research on growth prospects for selected high technology companies for real estate sector
  • consulting on project management needs and systems for a large, national forms printer
  • research and consulting on the development of electronic marketplaces and appropriate participation strategies for a national office products manufacturer
1996 - Present - Amicus Consulting, Principal

Organizational Development and Corporate Governance

  • organizational scans and reviews of organizational structure; strengths and weaknesses analysis; reporting of recommendations; implementation of redevelopment plans; management training; succession planning for senior management; strategic planning; management workshops; policies and procedures manual design and implementation; performance review training and implementation; organizational restructuring
  • mechanical engineering firm (acted as General Manager for six months to implement recommendations)
  • a number of software development firms
  • advertising, animation and multi-media firm
  • largest music school in Canada
  • retailer of household furnishings
  • refrigeration, heating and air conditioning firm
  • international micro-finance organization

Manager of Information Technology

  • planning of private computer network based on AppleShare IP 6.2 and running on a G3 Mac server; 50 Macintosh desktop computers and three Dell computers running Windows NT 4.0; two 24-port HP switches and one Lucent router; Retrospect backup system
  • e-mail system on ISN line to ISP and individual mailboxes for all staff members
  • definition of file structure
  • maintenance of all equipment
  • purchaser for all hardware and software requirements
  • 50-person professional services firm
1988 - 1996 - Mekinda Snyder Partnership Incorporated, Architects & Planners, Partner

Feasibility Studies

  • research and analysis of a wide range of municipal and charitable Ontario homes for the aged with respect to demographic trends, policy evolution of the Long Term Care Division of the Ministry of Health, management structure, programming, funding, financial and concept planning
  • expert presentations to municipal and regional councils and committees
  • land use planning and studies for a variety of projects

Functional Programs

  • analysis of future roles of long term care facilities, master programming, master site plans, space planning, staffing change impacts, operating cost change impacts

Management Consulting

  • general management and conflict resolution consulting for clients in the long term care field
  • decision process development and facility planning for various school boards
  • management of focus groups and public relations activities for clients in the long term care and education fields

1984 - 1988 - Woods Gordon (now Ernst & Young), Senior Consultant

  • review of management structure and development of new management models for public and private sector clients
  • review of management organization and effectiveness for the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services
  • reviews of such cultural organizations as Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Francophone Centre (COFTM), St. Catharines Francophone Cultural Centre, Doon Heritage Crossroads, Old Fort William
  • reviews of several private sector clients, particularly the application of conflict resolution techniques to specific client problems

Economic Development

  • planning, strategy formulation and implementation techniques through surveys, interviews, economic analysis and feasibility studies for cities, towns and regions in Ontario

Urban and Regional Planning

  • site analysis, land use studies and general planning analysis

Tourism and Cultural and Social Service Institutions

  • surveys, interviews, strategic analysis and feasibility studies for a wide range of public and private sector clients


  • market surveys and analysis of markets for clients in the public and private sectors

Measurement & Analysis

  • design and administration of surveys; creation of economic models; special statistical and analytical techniques
1982 - 1984 - City of Cleveland, Department of Planning, Co-Head of Urban Design
  • Co-Head of Urban Design Section; design and evaluation of development strategies and proposals
  • manager of waterfront development planning study
  • manager of historical theatre district redevelopment
  • manager of microcomputer-based land management system
1983 - 1983 - Cleveland State University, Lecturer
  • graduate course in land use planning
1981 - 1983 - Dyke College, Lecturer
  • undergraduate courses in management history, introductory management, labour relations and organizational behaviour
1977 - 1981 - University of Waterloo, Lecturer
  • undergraduate courses in environmental economics and research practice and design


Growth Paradox can Sink Entrepreneur's Startup - Globe and Mail.

"Taking Stock: Data Base Development Techniques", p. 15-34 in M.E. MacIver and J. Schreiber, eds. Planning with the Small Computer: An Applications Reader. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1986, 168pp.

Merging Planning Theory and Practice: The Development of a Convergence Mechanism. PhD Thesis, School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo, 1985.

Using a Self-Developed Data Base on a Microcomputer for Office and Project Management, the Changing Role of Computers in Public Agencies. Papers from the Annual Conference of the Urban and Regional Informational Systems Association, August 12-15, 1984, Seattle, Washington.

"Organizing the Cleveland Land Data System Around Microcomputers", with E.E. Hayes in Decision Support Systems for Policy and Management. Papers from the Annual Conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, August 14-17, 1983, Atlanta, Georgia.

Measurement Problems and the Analysis of Options Technique in a Social Service Organization. M.A.Sc. Thesis, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, 1977.


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