From nimble interventions to long-term systems evolutions.
with Bradley. Reframing economic thinking to shift the status quo of resources = economic development = jobs. Built a grassroots movement targeting policy, stakeholders and decision makers to bridge “liberal” vs. “conservative” thinking on pipeline development.
with Kate and Jeff. Pioneering an “Evolutionary Governance” model founded in trust of what is emerging, deep listening, intuition, and tending to the energetic field of the organization and its work.
Yukon Regional Roundtable
with Christine, Facilitator and Director. This 3 year SSHRC social innovation project with 25 First Nations and municipal leaders from across Yukon built economic, educational, and social development collaborations across government, enterprise, and civil society sectors, rippling multi-million dollar initiatives to this day.
Living Wage for Families Campaign
with Priti. When 8,000 Hospital Employees’ Union workers, mainly housekeepers, lost their jobs due to privatization, Priti’s work was integral to the union’s multi-year campaign. Her active role on the LWF Advisory Committee since its inception is contributing to wage parity.
LOVE TO Group
with Jeff. Strategic guidance for launching solutions that account for natural capital, protect ecosystems, and empower local communities with resiliency and economic self-reliance.
The Restoring Circles Collective & Project
with Christine, Co-Director. The Restoring Circles Collective activates reconciliation and transformative justice in Indigenous-ally collaboration, knowledge mobilization, and action research, seeding community restorative justice circles for relationships that cultivate trust and creativity instead of violence.
Our Stories – Demonstrating Change Through Storytelling
with Kate. A two-day healing ceremony crossed with a capacity building/narrative changing/partnership forming conference for 250 people from Health Authority-funded peer support networks.
Raising the Profile Project
with Christine. The Raising the Profile Project is transforming health care across BC. Bridging collaboration across health authorities and civil society, the project shifts acute health care into integrated, community-accessible health care by building cross-sector partnerships, knowledge exchange, collaboration infrastructure, and a capacity growth model that’s being scaled across Canada.
Accenture, What’s My Story?
with Bradley. Capacity-building workshop for emerging leaders focused on reflection and rapid, transformative storytelling to break down barriers between employees and various silos within the organization.
with Jeff. Organizational architecture in service of co-creating a powerful movement for unity across a diverse array of wisdom and spiritual traditions, social justice organizations, and environmental campaigns.
Priti is the founder of URJA, a Canadian charity that works to support girls and women rescued from sex trafficking in Mumbai to live holistic independent lives.
with Bradley. BIL is an open source, emergent arts, sciences, humanities and technology unconference with no permanent staff or location which landed and relaunched in the shadow of TED’s relocation to Vancouver, Canada and was unfacilitated accordingly.
Social Innovation Certificate
Kate co-designed SFU’s Social Innovation Certificate, and is co-faculty and executive coach for this mid-career, cohort-based transformative program. SIC strips theories, tools and processes to their essence, emphasizing their core purposes and principles so participants can access new ways to solve their real-world challenges.
Yukon Land Relationship Negotiations
with Christine. 4 years of federal negotiations for 5 Yukon First Nations. Created the Storymapping process that intgrates personal narratives with living land values, establishing Indigenous ‘collaborative stewardship’ in the formerly closed process.
with Jeff. Evolutionary Leaders, the Source of Synergy Foundation, past chair. Community stewardship, fundraising strategy, and deep co-holding of a vision for the evolution of humanity based on science and awakened consciousness.
Pathways to Leadership for Immigrant Women
with Priti. Synthesizing 30 years of sector experience, Priti used an intersectional approach to develop a strength-based and holistic program that has since scaled to other non-profits. An evaluation by an academic team found PTL to be “transformational.”
The Stone Soup Project
Kate designed and coordinated the Stone Soup project to increase local food security with the Sea to Sky Putting Children First Initiative. Starting with Enterprise Facilitation, Kate took an asset-based, capacity-building approach to link people and resources, and nurture grassroots initiatives in Indigenous communities.
THNK School of Creative Leadership
Kate was co-founding faculty and executive coach for THNK Vancouver, a global program for the next generation of creative leaders that brings together corporate intrapreneurs, social entrepreneurs and commercial entrepreneurs who have a commitment to having real impact on societal issues. (How Kate met Bradley!)
Loka samastha sukhino bhavanthu
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017
with Christine, Co-Producer. VIFW 2017 launched worldwide stages for Indigenous couture fashion, bringing verve, resilience and the spirit of modern Indigenous regalia and identity into national and international spotlights. “You’ve changed the game,” said national Indigenous matriarchs. “This is reconciliation.”
Labour Dialogues on Systemic Racism
with Christine and Kate. As Black Lives Matter galvanized anti-racism solidarity in 2020, we switched our training series with five of Canada’s largest unions to ask: What is the missing equity action in today’s labour organizing? “You’ve changed us,” we were told. “It’s going to ripple through our agencies.”
with Priti. In 2007, when Bhutanese refugees were arriving in Coquitlam, a group of us were moved to initiate a friendship centre now called Miracle Connection. Without any funds but with a large vision, collaboration from a local school and countless helping hands we formed a bridge between school and home for refugee children and youths. MC supports academics, life skills, sports, dance, and civic engagement through a holistic approach and love.
Loka samastha sukhino bhavanthu
CLIENTS: Adobe, Air Canada, Arts Umbrella, BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, BC Community Response Networks, BC Co-operative Association, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, BC Parks and Recreation Association, BC Real Estate Association, BCArtscape, Be The Change Earth Alliance, Best Buy, Bell Media, CA Technologies, CAP C, CWB Group (Canadian Welding Bureau), Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Certified Organic Associations of BC, CISCO Systems, Communicopia.Net, The Coady Institute (St Xavier University), Community Arts Council of Vancouver, CTV News, CJSF Radio Station, Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE), Dalai Lama Center, Decoda Literacy Solutions, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture (City of Surrey), Department of Social Planning (City of Surrey), Encompass Support Services Society, Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, First Nations Education Council Focus Accreditation, Fraser Health Authority, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, Fujifilm, Gemini Project (The Roy Group), Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, Harlequin, Health Canada (BC Region), Health Nexus (Toronto), Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Ltd, Hootsuite, Hospital Employees’ Union, Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), Huntington Society of Canada (BC Chapter), Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society, Integrated Care Governance Project (Fraser Health Authority), Interfaith Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements, Intel Corporation, International Development Education Resources Association (IDERA), International Institute of Sustainable Development, Immigrant Services Society, JVC Victor Company of Japan, Justice Institute of BC, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, LG Electronics Inc., Langara College – Continuing Studies, Langley Teachers’ Association, Made in BC, Microsoft, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Modo – The Car Co-op, Molson Coors, MOSAIC, Motorola, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Na Cho Nayk Dun First Nation, National Homelessness Initiative (Service Canada), Nisga’a Nation, Nobl, Norton Security, NVidia, Pacific Spirit Children and Family Services, Panasonic, Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership, PEERS Victoria Resource Society, PLEO – Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society, posAbilities, Pacific Immigrant Resource Society, Potluck Food Cooperative, Power of Hope, Power of Story Network, Provincial Health Services Authority, Public Health Association of BC, Renewing Our Response — Aboriginal AIDS Serving Organizations (for PHSA), Richmond Peer Support Services, Ridge Meadows Early Childhood Development Committee, Rocky Mountaineer, Ronald MacDonald House Charities, The Samsung Group (Samsung Electronics), Schneider Electric, School District 40 (New Westminster), School District 41 (Burnaby), Sea to Sky Community Food Action Initiative, Sea to Sky Putting Children First Initiative, Self Help Resources Association of BC (PeerNet BC), Shaw Media, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group, Simon Fraser University – Continuing Studies, Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC), Social Planning Department (City of Vancouver), Sony Consumer Electronics, SPECTRUM Society, Squamish Farmers’ Market, Status of Women Council Canada, Sto:lo Nation, Taku River Tlingit First Nation, Teslin Tlingit First Nation, Ta’an Quatchaan First Nation, Telus Communications, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, United Community Services Co-op, United Way BC, UPS – United Parcel Service, Universal Gospel Choir, Vancity (Vancouver City Savings Credit Union), Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, The Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Coastal Health – OASIS (OsteoArthritis Service Integration System), Vancouver Coastal Health – SMART Fund, The Vancouver Economic Commission, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver School Board, Verizon Communications, Volunteer Vancouver, West Kootenay Power and Light, Wired Women Canada, WorkSafeBC, YWCA — Crabtree Corner, YWCA Single Moms program, Yukon Land Use Planning Commission, Yukon Regional Round Table (Brandon University)