What We Do
Founder and President
- Served the citizens of Tay Valley Township as elected
representative. Closing Gala
- 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
- Provided Economic Development perspective to self-governance issues being
addressed by the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal
- Communications Opportunities for the New Millennium -- providing strategies
that are enhancing the effectiveness of a key Federal Government
- Time sensitive analysis and strategic policy to
Parliamentarians to facilitate the passage through the Canadian
Parliament, of legislation to assist Small Business Enterprises.
- Comprehensive 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
- 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 Coalition.
- Strategic Advisor to key partner in new Canadian
mining industry Business Network. Strategic alliance now bidding
successfully for large international contracts.
- 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”. 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
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
- 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 cities.