Blaire Chisholm

Chief Operating Officer

Pooni Group


Blaire is the Chief Operating Officer of the Pooni group, an urban planning and communication company. She has over 20 years of experience in Urban Design, Community Engagement, and Communications for projects that require deep understanding of Social and Ecological Systems. At Pooni, she has guided hundreds of ventures through all phases of the development process in over 25 Canadian municipalities to ensure that Community voices are heard and understood. Blaire has been facilitating the conversation around city building since 2007 at Pooni Group. She leads the planning team and manages clients' largest redevelopment projects. She is a Director with the NAIOP BC chapter. Co-Chairing the Government Relations Committee, a board member with the Canadian Institute of Planners Planning Student Trust Fund, and an active committee member for the Bloom Group (a non-profit housing and service provider for the most vulnerable people in need) and the Arts Umbrella (a non-profit centre for arts education). Prior to joining Pooni Group, Blaire gained ten years of experience with non-governmental environmental organizations, research and policy consultancies, and architectural firms across Canada. She graduated from McGill University with a Master of Urban Planning and the University of Alberta with a Bachelor in Environmental Science. In her downtime she enjoys skiing the local mountains with her family and friends