Examples of Clients & Projects:

Nation Building & Strategic Planning – Ktunaxa Nation Council

Served the Ktunaxa Nation Council, a federation of five bands, on multiple assignments:

-Designed and facilitated multi-day Chiefs’ Strategy Sessions for Chiefs, Council members and senior staff (twice)

-Developed a Planning and Evaluation Framework for use by organizations within the Nation

-Facilitated a rebuild of Nation-provided health and social programs, to create an integrated Social Sector

-Facilitated planning and development of the Economic and Investment Sector and employment training programs

“Working with James was easy. His quiet nature and easygoing ways complemented the natural qualities found in many of our First Nations people, so James fit well and this made it more comfortable for people to participate. I found his professional ethics to be outstanding and his willingness to learn, as well as to guide, was noted and appreciated.  I would definitely work with James again.” - Gwen Phillips, Governance Transition Coordinator, Ktunaxa Nation Council


Community Planning and Organizational Rebuilding – Aq’am Community

Served as a consultant with Aq’am Community as it transitioned from being known as “St Mary’s Indian Band”, with multiple assignments such as:

-Facilitated the development of Our Thinking, a comprehensive community plan, through extensive community involvement and mentorship of a young Community member

-Facilitated an organizational rebuild and team building retreats


Community Health Planning – Q’wemtsin Health Society and Three Corners Health Services Society

Served as principal consultant in community health planning for two Secwepemc agencies, each serving three Nations. These processes involved extensive engagement of leadership, staff, and community members.

Also facilitated a comprehensive organizational review and evaluation for Q’wemtsin Health - including governance, administration, and all programs and services.


Strategic Planning – First Nations Technology Council

Served as strategic planning consultant for the First Nations Technology Council, developing a sense of "who we are" and "where we're headed" for an innovative BC-wide network linking Indigenous sovereignty and the rapidly expanding technology and innovation economy.


Strategic Planning and Board Development – Victoria Women’s Transition House

Served the Victoria Women's Transition House Society on countless assignments over 20 plus years, including facilitation of strategic planning and board development.

“James is very skilled at balancing the need for process with the need for movement in a project. He allows people to have their say and to work through their concerns and issues, but is also able to guide both discussion and a project toward timely completion. James is an excellent facilitator with a genuine concern for people and the issues important to them.” - Carolyn Fast, former Executive Director


Post Secondary Team Development and Planning - Royal Roads University

Facilitated team retreats for faculty and staff of the Royal Roads University – schools of Leadership Studies and Humanitarian Studies.


Formation and Strategy - Food Share Network

Had the honour of facilitating formative stakeholder engagement and dialogue sessions, Steering Committee meetings, and foundational planning for the Food Share Network.

“James was instrumental in the creation of the Food Share Network. Bringing together a disparate group of agencies, James facilitated the successful navigation that has now seen these agencies integrate programming around shared outcomes through consensus and relationship building. James’ excellent communication and facilitation skills, and his positive outlook, were vital in making this happen.”- Rudi Wallace, former Director of Food Security, The Mustard Seed.


Formation of a Community Research Alliance – University of Victoria

Designed and facilitated a series of sessions that generated the Vancouver Island Community Research Alliance (VICRA). Working with a graphic recorder, engaged voices from five Island post-secondary institutions, two United Ways, First Nations, local governments, and diverse stakeholders.

“James did a great job for our five Vancouver Island post-secondary institutions helping us to develop the plan for the creation of the Vancouver Island Community Research Alliance. He was also our planner for the development of a service plan for the Office of Community Based Research. Very insightful, experienced, and committed to values of building an inclusive community.” - Budd L. Hall, former Director of OCBR, University of Victoria


Examples of Other Clients Include:

AVI Health and Community Services Society

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

BC Cooperative Association

BC Healthy Communities

BC Hepatitis Network

BC Housing

Bridges for Women Society

City Green Solutions

City of Victoria

Capital Regional District


Centre for Earth and Spirit

Communitas Supportive Care Society

Cowichan Tribes

District of Saanich

District of Sooke

Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w First Nation

Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in British Columbia (FACTBC)

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy (now Homeless Services Association of BC)

Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness

Haven Society

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

Khowutzun Development Corporation

Learning Through Loss Society

LifeCycles Project Society

Lookout Housing + Health Society

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ministry of Social Development

Nanaimo Family Life Association

NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education and Support

North Island College

Okanagan Regional Library

Our Cowichan Communities Health Network

Pacifica Housing

posAbilities Association of BC

Shelbourne Community Kitchen

Sierra Club of BC

Social Planning Cowichan

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

Stepping Stone Community Services Society

Surrey Public Library

Three Corners Health Services Society

Township of Esquimalt

United Way of Greater Victoria

University of British Columbia – Division of Plastic Surgery

Vancouver Economic Development Commission

Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association