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.
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.
Overview: The SHL is an 18-month social innovation lab targeted at addressing issues of housing stability among senior renters in Metro Vancouver.
Output: Leading 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.
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-facilitating 4 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.
Overview: The North Coast Innovation Lab is an innovative pilot project targeted at economic revitalization and vibrancy in Prince Rupert, BC.
Output: Leading a multi-year Developmental Evaluation and providing ongoing strategy & social innovation coaching for the North Coast Innovation Lab staff and masters students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Engineers Without Borders
Director of Community Impact
(Systems Leadership, Monitoring & Evaluation, Reconciliation Action Plan)
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.
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.
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.
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: Leading a multi-year Developmental Evaluation of the pilot program and providing organisational and strategy coaching for the team throughout the project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.