project founders 

The Redesign Rupert project began as a partnership between Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest and the City of Prince Rupert.

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From the City of Prince Rupert’s perspective, Redesign Rupert is part of Hays 2.0, a larger project to create a modern vision for Prince Rupert. It is the goal of City Council to create a process to build a culture of civic participation surrounding how the community envisions itself. 


Community Futures' mission is to actively contribute to building a diversified and sustainable economy for the Pacific Northwest through entrepreneurial development and participation in Regional Economic Planning. Community Futures provides loans and services to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business. 

Project partners

In 2019, Redesign Rupert is partnering with the following organizations to bring a new community vision to life.

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The Prince Rupert Port Authority is a local port authority constituted under the Canada Marine Act, and Letters Patent issued under the Act, to operate the Port in the Prince Rupert Harbour. It is an autonomous and commercially viable agency, governed by an independent Board of Directors, working to build a better Canada through trade. The Port Authority is responsible for the overall planning, development, marketing and management of the commercial port facilities within the Prince Rupert Harbour.


DP World owns & oversees operations at the Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. The Fairview Container Terminal is part of DP World’s global network of 70 terminals spread across 6 continents, with a dedicated team of over 36,000 employees.


Ridley Terminals Inc. owns and operates a marine bulk handling terminal on Ridley Island at the Port of Prince Rupert, providing continuous, high-quality, and high-performance rail car unloading, product storage, and vessel loading services. RTI provides an export point for metallurgical and thermal coal from BC and Alberta to Asia.

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Ray-mont Logistics is currently operating the only unit train stuffing facility on Canada's west coast, in Prince Rupert. Their state-of-the-art conveyance system transloads grain and products from rail cars to ocean liner containers for export, allowing crops transported from Western and Central Canada and the American Midwest to reach international markets in a new way.

Project manager

Ceilidh Marlow is the Project Manager for Phase II of Redesign Rupert. Ceilidh brings to the project a wealth of experience in communications, project management, and organizational planning. Ceilidh holds a Master of Arts in Professional Communications, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Editing. Most recently, Ceilidh worked as the Director of Development at the Museum of Northern BC in Prince Rupert, drafting and implementing a new Fund Development Plan, as well as a new Marketing & Communications plan. Ceilidh has also been a freelance consultant for the past five years, offering project management, copywriting, editing, and web design services.