What We Do
- Executive Director, Canadian Unitarian Council cuc.ca. Implemented Carver Governance processes to strengthen decision making, developed and directed a national staff team to support this faith based organization in social, environmental, justice and public policy advocacy, improved programs and services to strengthen Canadian Unitarian Universalist communities, participated in national and global responses to justice and environmental issues.
- Executive Director, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada,
the national voice of Canadian Inuit Women, that, “leads and supports Canadian Inuit women in policy development,
program and projects in all areas of interest to them, for the social, environmental, political and economic betterment of
the women, their families and communities”. For five years Jennifer grew this organization from an
annual budget of less than $800,000 in 2003 to about $2,500,000 in 2008. Projects to help Inuit women and their
families across Canada’s far north increased from four to thirty two initiatives and Pauktuutit is now
invited to provide input on several important policy forums across Canada and internationally.
- Executive Director,
Counterpart Canada. "Working
towards a world that is more peaceful, sustainable, just and inclusive."
- Inaugural Executive
Director, Troubadour Institute, whose
goal is to be a catalyst to "promote child honouring."
- Developed a comprehensive
Community Engagement process for the Canadian
Government side of massive two-nation, multi-stakeholder environmental
program. Process has been incorporated into Strategic Plan and is
now being implemented.
- Provided Economic
Development perspective to self-governance
issues being addressed by the Canadian Senate Standing Committee
on Aboriginal Peoples.
Opportunities for the New Millennium -- providing
strategies that are enhancing the effectiveness of a key Federal
- Time sensitive
analysis and strategic policy to Parliamentarians to facilitate the
passage through the Canadian Parliament, of legislation to assist
Small Business Enterprises.
Report on Canada's Displaced Older Workers.
- Member of the
Canadian Delegation to North American Institute 1998
Summit on Small Business in Mexico City. Achieved international
recognition and support for the economic and social contribution of
small and medium enterprises.
- Directed Communications
to educate Canada's principal trade and business associations on ways
to establish strategic alliances as a practical economic strategy
for small businesses - the Canadian Business Networks
- Strategic Advisor
to key partner in new Canadian mining industry Business Network.
Strategic alliance now bidding successfully for large international
Environment and Cities
- Facilitated several
environmental business initiatives while serving as Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs for Economic Development,
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.
- Initiated the
World Cities And Their Environment Congress, culminating
in the 'Toronto Declaration' signed by Municipal Leaders representing
more than 100 global megacities.
- Developed environmental
themes for Intergovernmental Roundtable on the Economy, Economic Summit
and Canadian bids to host the World’s Fair and Pan Am Games.
- Presented paper
on "Ocean Cities and Water" at an IDRC discussion
about the challenges facing our large cities and the world's water
- Presented paper
to the Learned Society on the Emerging Security Issues
resulting from the environmental challenges facing our large