Over the past decade, I have been active as a facilitator, community organiser, and public engagement specialist. I have completed over 350 projects with public sector organisations and non-profits of varying sizes and complexities [See PROJECTS].
My assignments have ranged from leading strategic planning and change management sessions with executive teams in the provincial government; to supporting the Mayor’s Task Force to Eliminate Poverty in Edmonton; to supporting the Minister's Opioid Emergency Response Commission; to stewarding a yearlong human-centred design process to enhance patient voice in primary care. I am currently one of the principals in Eval Lab — a six-month experiment to build the evaluative and strategic learning capacity of 10 nonprofit organisations.
I was part of the 2016 cohort of the Banff Centre’s ‘Getting to Maybe’ Social Innovation Residency Program. For the past several years, I have ventured into the world of systemic design, which resonates with my commitment to both systems change and honouring the stories people live by.
A major thrust of my efforts has been to advance the use of documentary and participatory photography (photovoice) as well as digital storytelling to amplify the voices of marginalised communities [See LINK]. I have facilitated workshops on these methods in Kenya, Sweden, Tanzania, Pakistan, Haiti, and the USA.
These community-based projects have animated the dialogue on poverty and homelessness, spatial justice, HIV/AIDS, childhood injury, and gender relations. Narrative and photographic outputs from my documentary work in South Africa will be published as a book in April 2019.