Green Shield Canada
Social Impact Measurement
Overview: Green Shield Canada is committed to creating significant, measurable social impact by improving health & well-being in the communities where they live and work.
Output: Developed an Impact Measurement Framework and evaluating the impact of GSC’s Social Impact funding specifically in the areas of Oral Health and Mental Health.
Pender Island Health Care Society
Overview: PIHCS facilitates access to primary health care and complementary services to support the health and wellbeing of the Pender Island community.
Output: Developed a 5-year strategic plan and accompanying operational actions through community consultations, board strategy sessions, and comprehensive review of opportunities and barriers.
Strategic Planning & Curriculum Design
Overview: Binners’ Project is a group of waste-pickers (binners) aided by support staff dedicated to improving their economic opportunities, and reducing the stigma they face as informal recyclable collectors.
Output: Led a strategic planning process to help the Binners’ Project scale while maintaining their core mandate and values. Developed a curriculum program to support binners’ facilitators to train binners in proper sorting, reporting and relationship management.
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Learning Journeys Lab Facilitator & PopUp Childcare Program Advisor
Overview: Learning Journeys: Pathways for and with Immigrant Women is a social lab project to deepen understanding of immigrant women’s experiences and engage stakeholders ( to co-design, and test new or adapted elements or models of service delivery.
Output: Designed 3 lab workshops and provided ongoing coaching to help participants frame the design challenge, generate ideas, and co-create solutions to help support immigrant women, their families and their communities.
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Investment Readiness Program Lead
Overview: CWF’s IRP is a granting program aimed at building the capacity of women-serving organizations to achieve investment-readiness.
Output: Launched the Investment Readiness Program: overall program design, grant process document development, advisory committee development & support, design & execution of capacity building webinars, project management & resourcing, hiring.
Seniors Services Society & United Way Seniors Housing Lab
Lead Designer & Facilitator
Overview: The SHL is an 18-month social innovation lab targeted at addressing issues of housing stability among senior renters in Metro Vancouver.
Output: Led the design and implementation of a 40-person lab and workshop series and providing coaching and ongoing support around innovative solutions to addressing issues of housing instability.
Vancouver Foundation & UNBC Community Development Institute
Overview: 6-month cohort program in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation and the Community Development Institute of Fort St. John to address issues of youth wellbeing in the community.
Output: Co-facilitated 3 in-person workshops to engage the community in grounding in the current situation, mapping out the problem, identifying solutions and testing and building out prototypes.
North Coast Innovation Lab
Overview: The North Coast Innovation Lab is an innovative pilot project targeted at economic revitalization and vibrancy in Prince Rupert, BC.
Output: Led a multi-year Developmental Evaluation and provided ongoing strategy & social innovation coaching for the North Coast Innovation Lab staff and masters students.
BC Association of Community Health Centres
Board Strategy Retreat & 3-Year Strategic Plan
Overview: BCACHC “is the voice for Community Health Centres and community-oriented, people-centred primary health care throughout British Columbia”. The organization has seen rapid growth and success and sought out support to develop a strategic plan for their work.
Output: Designed and facilitated a Board Strategy Retreat to develop a multi-year strategy (including Theory of Change & Goal Setting Framework) enabling the organization to capitalize on policy opportunities, address operational constraints, and bring leadership to the health resources sector.
Calgary Arts Development Association
Board Strategy Retreat
Overview: CADA “supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians” and their “programs support hundreds of arts organizations, individual artists, artist collectives, and ad hoc groups in Calgary”.
Output: Designed and facilitated a Board Strategy Retreat to gain alignment on a vision of success for CADA, a multi-year strategy around investing in Calgary’s arts sector, and an evaluation plan for measuring this progress. Activities included Stakeholder Mapping, Goal Setting, Adaptive Cycle Evaluation, Initiative Prioritization.
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation - How to Change the World
Faculty Teaching Team
Overview: Together 2018: Collaboration, Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals was Canada’s second annual symposium on the SDGs and a full-day How to Change the World Programme was run to support attendees.
Output: Co-facilitated a 2-day How to Change the World Programme for conference attendees to learn Systems Change Strategies and Tools to apply to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Creative Mornings Vancouver
Overview: Creative Mornings is the world’s largest face-to-face creative community with a monthly speaker series that inspires and connects individuals through creativity.
Output: Developed organisational excellence (including processes and organisational reporting) among volunteers and producing team. Co-produced events including hosting, volunteer management, and chapter strategy development.
Circle of Eagles Lodge Society
& Engagement Expert
Overview: Rob’s Place is a Virtual Reality (VR) hub for health and social support for Indigenous Brothers and Sisters who are reintegrating into society post incarceration. It is a 360° fully-immersive environment, for use in connection with real-world support networks for individuals to develop life skills and conquer anxiety-inducing reintegration situations.
Output: Coordinated and facilitated dialogue and input sessions with formerly incarcerated Indigenous individuals and supported project management for a Mental Health virtual reality project to enable societal reintegration.
Association des femmes de la commune de Bogandé
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
Overview: The Association des femmes de la commune de Bogandé launched a waste disposal project to address health and environmental issues in their community in Burkina Faso.
Output: Designed and implemented a Monitoring & Evaluation system for a Women’s Association in Burkina Faso to track the adoption and success of their education and environmental clean-up program.
BC Addiction Recovery Association
Overview: BCARA’s mission is to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to professional services through the creation of standards, support services placement, training, education, research and advocacy.
Output: Developed a strategic plan to help steward BCARA into its next phase of growth and development.
Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society
Cold Storage Business Planning
Overview: The Lillooet Agriculture and Food Society (LAFS) supports local farmers, ranchers, growers and other passionate individuals who are building a sustainable food system.
Output: Supported the business planning for the development of a Cold Storage facility to enhance the agricultural viability of the Lillooet region and support farmers to better store and provide access to locally grown products.
North Vancouver School District
10 Year Strategic Plan Development
Overview: The NVSD is a visionary school district that provides world class instruction and a diversity of engaging programs to help students learn, share and grow.
Output: Led a Strategic Planning process that engaged the whole school district community (students, teachers, parents, board, staff, and community members) to develop a 10-year Strategic Plan and accompanying Operational Plans.
Social Innovation Canada
Social R&D Ecosystem Enabler
Overview: SI Canada, McConnell, and Innoweave are supporting practitioners as part of the Investment Readiness Program to leverage research & development methods to tackle complex social challenges.
Output: Supporting practitioners through convening a Community of Practice, national practice gathering and the curation of knowledge products to share skills, support for each other’s work, and to help build, strengthen and grow the field of social R&D.
EMBERS Eastside Works
Overview: Eastside Works is an alternative employment hub for people facing multiple persistent barriers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that is developing creative skill and needs matched opportunities for individuals.
Output: Led a multi-year Developmental Evaluation of the pilot program and provided organisational and strategy coaching for the team throughout the project.
First Nations Technology Council
Overview: The First Nations Technology Council conducted a province-wide Labour Market Project (LMP) to reach Indigenous communities in 7 regions across BC and engage them in the development of a Provincial Indigenous Digital Strategy.
Output: Coordinated the LMP research and engagement project including: developing an Indigenous Research Methodology, designing regional sessions and engagement, communication planning, project management and facilitation.
EntrepreNorth & RADIUS SFU
Designer & Facilitator
Overview: EntrepreNorth invests in Indigenous and community-based entrepreneurs across Canada’s Northern Territories. This program includes in-person entrepreneurship training in Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit.
Output: Designed and facilitated a 6-month accelerator program including: designing and delivering content, coordinating guest speakers, supporting entrepreneurs and supporting overall program management and design.
RADIUS SFU, Public Health Agency of Canada
Designer & Facilitator -
Health Promotion Lab Programs
Overview: The RADIUS Health Promotion Lab is working to incubate social enterprises and community initiatives that address and prevent lifestyle-based chronic diseases (diabetes type II, heart disease, and certain cancers).
Output: Designed and facilitated a 6-month accelerator program (Slingshot) and an 8-week launch-pad program (Trampoline) for Health-promoting entrepreneurs. Designed and delivered content, recruited guest facilitators, coordinated partner services, provided mentorship to ventures, facilitated launch & celebration events.
Engineering Change Lab
Overview: The Engineering Change Lab is a “collaborative platform for individuals and organizations from across the engineering community to share perspectives, deepen understanding, and take action to address systemic challenges holding back the profession’s full potential.
Output: Conducting a Developmental Evaluation to assess the effectiveness of industry change workshops targeted at advancing the role of engineers in providing technological stewardship for society.
Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op
Overview: The Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op hosted pioneers of Cross-Cultural Health Brokering (CCHB) from across Canada to develop a National Framework & Strategy. CCHB is a vital part of health care for newcomers to Canada and its recognition and support will be vital to ensuring health and wellness equity along the full continuum of settlement, integration and social inclusion.
Output: Designed and facilitated a Strategic Planning Session to develop the National Framework. Activities included: Theory of Change development, Goal Setting Process, Systems & Stakeholders Map.
Lead Facilitator Downtown Eastside Education Program
Overview: Educational Program in partnership with Mulgrave Highschool to support learning-service for students in unravelling deep-rooted issues of poverty in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Output: Facilitated a week-long program to support the education of students around the root-causes of poverty, the Sustainable Development Goals, and support their immersive learning around realities in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
BC Cycling Coalition
Overview: The BCCC is a non-profit, member-driven society founded in 1998 to provide a voice for cycling in the Province of British Columbia.
Output: Supported the development of a chapter model and onboarding process to increase efficiencies in support for the BC Cycling Association member associations.
Engineers Without Borders
Director of Community Impact
Overview: Engineers Without Borders is a registered charity working to address issues of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and to empower Systems Change Leaders across Canada to take action on this vital challenge among others.
Output: Developed and disseminated Systems Change Leadership curriculum to >2000 young leaders in Engineers Without Borders using a train the trainer model. Designed and implemented a Monitoring & Evaluation system to track the activities and impact of their >2000 active members and >30,000 alumni. Developed a Reconciliation Action Plan to contribute to addressing the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.