We help communities translate vision into action.


With more than 25 years of combined planning experience with public, private and non-profit sectors in Manitoba, Catapult Community Planning offers our clients a wide range of planning expertise and consulting services with a personal approach. 


Our Services


We strive to produce high quality, comprehensive and integrated plans. By emphasizing the inclusion of infrastructure, transportation and servicing provisions, we make clear links between planning decisions and associated development costs. We are comfortable working in the complex, multi-stakeholder environments involved in the planning process, bringing together the right interdisciplinary team while ensuring the public is engaged at multiple levels.

We assist our clients with high-level policy documents such as development plan and secondary plan by-laws, as well as with zoning by-laws and other implementation tools. Our in-depth understanding of Manitoba's provincial planning framework is an asset to our work, and to our clients.


We provide advisory and advocacy service to public, private and non-profit clients. Whether you are considering converting a heritage building to a new use or are building from scratch, we can help take your project from an idea through to completion. We assist clients through the application and statutory processes associated with development projects--from applying for permits, conditional uses, variances and by-law amendments, to simple or complex developments.  

Our services in this area include reviewing local bylaws that affect a client's application, preparing supporting documentation, and facilitating the application through public hearings and approval processes.  We also provide consultation services for projects that would benefit from increased engagement with the community.  


We produce supporting plans, strategies and studies for a complete planning spectrum. Business plans, feasibility studies, background studies, drinking water & wastewater management plans, guidelines and development standards--we have the research, consultation and report writing expertise necessary to produce high quality and effective strategies and studies that support our clients needs.

About Us


Catapult Community Planning is a small consulting firm comprised of senior planners Jeff Palmer and Kristy LeBaron. 

Through our commitment to respectful dialogue, responsive service and innovative solutions, we ensure clients receive both good process and quality product.

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Kristy LeBaron

Kristy worked for over 13 years with the Manitoba government, where she held a senior planning position specializing in land use and sustainable development policy. Kristy has acted as the lead on a wide range of projects, including the preparation of drinking water and wastewater planning guidelines for Manitoba.

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Jeff Palmer

For over 15 years, Jeff has practiced community planning, with specializations in downtown and neighbourhood revitalization, strategic planning and public partcipation. As well, Jeff is experienced in project development with a focus on affordable housing.


Catapult Community Planning
Second Floor
427 Academy Rd.
Winnipeg, MB  R3N 0C2