About Us

Peter Larose is the Principal Consultant and CEO of Larose Research & Strategy. 

Peter founded Larose Research & Strategy in 2013 after nearly 20 years in senior research and management positions in the public and not-for-profit sector.  Most recently, Peter was Director of Policy and Research with go2hr, as well as Acting CEO and Director of Policy with the Council of Tourism Associations (COTA).  Prior to that, Peter held senior positions with the Union of BC Municipalities, the University of British Columbia’s Liu Institute for Global Issues, and research positions with the Government of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.

Peter specializes in working across political, economic, and cultural boundaries, identifying areas of convergent interests and opportunities through evidence-based, facilitated approaches.  He has worked with senior executives at the federal, provincial, and local government levels, as well as with international organizations to identify opportunities to enhance economic development, to promote social and cultural responsibility, and to ensure environmental sustainability.

Peter has served as an executive member on numerous Boards, Commissions, Task Forces, and Committees, including but not limited to:

  • Deputy Minister’s Roundtable on Immigration (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
  • Business Council of BC Employers Forum
  • Community Energy Association (CEA) Board of Directors
  • Minister’s Forest Practices Advisory Council (PAC – BC Ministry of Forests and Range)
  • Resources North Association Board of Directors (Treasurer)
  • Minister’s Roundtable on the Environment (BC Ministry of Environment)
  • BC Chamber of Commerce Policy Review Committee
  • Airline Industry Monitoring Consortium of BC (Manager)
  • Joint Steering Committee on Adventure Tourism
  • UBCM Community Economic Development Committee (staff)

As Director of Policy and Acting CEO with the Council of Tourism Associations (COTA), Peter managed formal agreements to enhance inter-sectoral partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups. These were guided by Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and resulted in specific initiatives to address on-the-ground conflict in order to demonstrate leadership and collaboration among senior agency representatives. These MOUs were with:

  • Council of Forest Industries (COFI)
  • Mining Association of BC (MABC) and Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC)
  • First Nations Summit
  • BC Assessment Authority