Non-Governmental Organizations

North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 2015
Facilitated two-day strategic planning retreat for Board of Directors and management staff to identify vision, strategic directions, and priorities to 2020.

Downtown Vancouver Association, 2014
Facilitated the inaugural Summit with members to identify issues and priorities for 2014

Parks Canada, Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Site, 2013
Facilitated a stakeholder visioning for Steveston community based organizations that informed the Cannery’s strategic planning facilitated with the Board and staff. 

Edgemont Seniors Living, District of North Vancouver, 2013
Facilitated a public information meeting that attracted 300 citizens interested in the development of seniors centre.

Turning Point Recovery Centre Society, District of North Vancouver, 2013
Facilitated public information meeting for the development of a drug and alcohol recovery centre in North Vancouver. 

Squamish Community Foundation & Social Planning Council, 2012
Facilitated a community forum of diverse stakeholders to discuss issues involving housing, transportation, parks, recreation, health, arts and culture to identify strategies for collaboration and implementation.

Sea to Sky Community Services, 2010 to 2012
Facilitated strategic planning for management, board, and staff of social service agency that serves the Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton areas as well as facilitated the board and management planning sessions.

ASPECT - Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training, 2011
Co-facilitated a half-day training workshop on partnership planning for Association members to explore the development of alternative service delivery models for agencies throughout BC

ASPECT - Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training, 2010
Facilitated a one day planning session between service provider senior management and representatives from BC financial institutions to review the BC Ministry of Social Development, Employment and Labour Market Division's new financial model and payment structure. A report from the session was submitted to government and the recommendations were accepted and acted on by government.

Winds of Change: A Community to Community Forum, 2009
Facilitated a one day forum between the community's of Mt. Currie and Pemberton. Residents and politicians collaborated to identify what has worked, what have we learned, and what needs to happen to increase awareness, foster commitment, and engage our communities in reducing the harm associated with drugs and alcohol. The process utilized a cafe process, focused discussion and action planning.

Sunshine Coast Women’s Dialogue, 2008
Facilitated a discussion on issues of importance to women on the Sunshine Coast amongst 120 women from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds. The Dialogue process was designed to empower women and encourage them to become more actively involved in the decision-making processes within their communities.

West Vancouver & North Shore Community Foundations, 2008
This facilitated workshop connected representatives from North Shore businesses, environmental organizations and local government to focus on the economic, social and environmental benefits of fostering communication and partnerships in developing sustainability programs on the North Shore

ASPECT - Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training – Preparing for the Canada – BC Labour Market Development Agreement, 2007.
Facilitated a one-day forum for 150 participants from 130 agencies across British Columbia to prepare the industry for a new Labour Market Development Agreement in B.C. The facilitated process assisted participants to identify key elements of a service provision delivery system and to identify next steps in terms of pilot projects, advocacy, education, and communication initiatives.

Whistler Forum: Forwarding the Communities Agenda – National Forum on Community Issues, 2007.
Facilitated a three-day forum that examined how to move the “communities agenda” identified in key reports to national strategic actions. The forum brought together community planning and sustainable city agencies, academics, federal bureaucrats, and political leaders to identify a framework and strategies for collaborating on a national scale.

Social Planning Council of Squamish, 2007
Facilitated strategic planning workshops with social service agencies, non-profits and community stakeholders to develop strategies to address complex social issues including children and youth, safety and security, housing, employment, poverty, environment and health, and cultural diversity.

BC Museum of Mining, Britannia, 2006
Our firm facilitated strategic planning for the Museum as it embarked on the redevelopment of the Britannia heritage site. Members of the board and staff identified opportunities and challenges as they move forward in partnership with the private sector and government agencies.