Testimonials

Clients have described Sheila’s work as: insightful, creative, practical and a sound investment that produces superior results.  Read more about some of Sheila’s work for:
Policy & Research, Ministry of Social Development – Re-energizing and Connecting Through Business Planning
BC Hydro, Site C Team – Supporting Work With First Nations

You can view a list of the organizations Sheila has assisted.

Re-engerzing and Connecting Through Business Planning

The Challenge

British Columbia

During the 2009/10 fiscal year, Policy and Research Division in the Ministry of Social Development experienced a reduction in the number staff, acquired new responsibilities and at the same time faced increased expectations to deliver on government’s agenda for social programs and housing.  Staff were feeling overloaded by the pace of change and volume of work.  They needed the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the division; to recharge and re-energize and to talk about the work they would like to focus on in the year ahead.

Services Required

Facilitation  Advice  Strategic Communication

Results

A one-day workshop was designed and delivered to all 65 division staff to create a prioritized list of projects to support the division’s strategic goals.  The meeting provided opportunities for staff to learn about work in other areas, build the sense of team and group cohesion, and to provide critical input for the preparation of the annual business plan.  Follow-up meetings were undertaken with the executive team to create a business plan that clearly reflected the work of everyone in the division.  A business plan document, easy visuals, and a quarterly reporting template were produced to keep the plan alive for staff during the year.

Feedback on Sheila’s Services

Sheila leaves staff feeling that they ‘own’ the product and are proud of their achievement.  She can both facilitate groups to achieve real outcomes and translate those outcomes into highly professional strategic documents.  This combination of skills is a very value-added service that no other facilitator, in my experience, has been able to provide. 

Molly Harrington, ADM – Policy and Research

Supporting Work With First Nations

Challenge

BC HydroBC Hydro is evaluating the development of the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C)  – a proposed third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C.  This evaluation involves consultation with the public, communities, property owners and Aboriginal groups.  This work requires a strong knowledge of aboriginal issues and legal frameworks within British Columbia and is highly specialized. 

Services Required

Advice

Results

Sheila was engaged to support the Site C Team’s work with First Nations.  She successfully worked with senior officials within the company and the provincial government, and, designed, managed and completed cross-jurisdictional research projects.    

Feedback on Sheila’s Services

Sheila’s expertise and skill in strategic planning, research and facilitation are greatly valued by Site C’s First Nation Team.  Sheila consistently delivers quality work in a timely fashion.  Her flexible and collaborative approach makes working with her a pleasure.  I would recommend her services highly.

Trevor Proverbs, Director, Site C First Nations Team  

Sheila’s Client List

Sheila has had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients since 2004 – many of these multiple times:

Provinical Government

Ministry of Children and Family Development

  • Strategic Initiatives Branch
  • Strategic Framework Integration Branch

Ministry of Health

  • Health Human Resource Planning Branch
  • Population and Public Health Branch

Emergency Health Services Commission

  • BC Ambulance Service

Ministry of Finance

  • Crown Agency Secretariat
  • Debt Management Branch
  • Risk Management Branch

Office of Housing and Construction Standards

  • ADMs Office
  • Building Safety Standards Branch

Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

Ministry of Environment

  • Environmental Protection Division
  • Environmental Stewardship Division
  • BC Parks
  • Corporate Services Division
  • Finance and Administration
  • Conservation Officer Service

Public Service Agency

Emergency Management BC

Environmental Assessment Office

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

  • Sport Branch
  • Integrated Policy, Legislation and Operations

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources

  • Timber Tenures Branch
  • Resource Tenures & Engineering Branch
  • Fish and Wildlife Branch

Corporate Services for the Natural Resources Sector

Climate Action Secretariat

Ministry of Social Development

  • Policy and Research Division

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation

  • Tourism Strategy
  • Recreation Sites and Trails

Crown Agencies

Columbia Basin Trust

BC Hydro

  • Aboriginal Relations and Negotiations
  • Site C Project Team

First Peoples’ Heritage, Language & Culture Council

Municipal Pension Board Secretariat

Local Government

Union of BC Municipalities

Capital Regional District

Not for Profit

First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Foundation

Community Living Victoria

Coast Opportunity Funds

Inclusion BC

BC CEO Network

United Way of Greater Victoria

Eldercare Foundation

Independent Living Housing Society

Community Action Initiative

Boys and Girls Club of Victoria

Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association

Community Options for Children and Families

Pennisula Estates Housing Society

The Semiahmoo Foundation

Semiahmoo House Society

Federation of Community Social Services BC

Aspect BC

Family Support Institute

Penticton and District Community Resources Society

Threshold Housing Society

Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society

Private Sector

Chevron Canada Ltd.

Harbord Insurance

Royal Colwood Golf Course

Canadian Paint and Coatings Association