Sample Projects Include

Family Healthy Living Program (on behalf of Childhood Obesity Foundation)
    • Lead role in planning and developing an early intervention program for children who are off the healthy weight trajectory and their parents. Planned and facilitated province-wide stakeholder consultation to develop the new health promotion program. Participants build skills to: support family health and quality of life;  eat healthy and be more active; promote positive mental and social health. Developed recruitment strategy including social media, key messages, website content. Evaluation advisor in collaboration with University of Victoria, UBC and U of Alberta Researchers.
    • Visit program website at
Academic Poster presented at Canadian Obesity Summit 2019 by co-author Karen Strange, PhD:
Designing and Developing a Childhood Healthy Weights Family-based Healthy Living Program: A Stakeholder Guided Approach


Childhood Healthy Weights Intervention Initiative 
    • Presenting Evaluation Findings at ISBNPA (International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) Conference, June 8, 2017, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • World Urban Forum III

    Led inter-ministry team coordinating the Province’s preparations/presence for a United Nations convention addressing global urban sustainability issues. WUF was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate and policies. It is projected that in the next fifty years, two-thirds of humanity will be living in towns and cities.The World Urban Forum has the following objectives:








      • raise awareness of sustainable urbanization among stakeholders and constituencies, including the general public;
      • improve the collective knowledge of sustainable urban development through inclusive open debates, sharing of lessons learned and the exchange of best practices and good policies; and


      • increase coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders and constituencies for the advancement and implementation of sustainable urbanization.




      Indigenous Adult And Higher Learning Association   Costs/Benefits Research Project

    • Juniper Consulting undertook a study at the request of the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) to: investigate overall funding issues that affect Aboriginal-controlled institutes; identify costs of operating Aboriginal-controlled institutes; and, highlight the benefits arising from Aboriginal-controlled institutes. The project also explored Aboriginal-controlled institutes’ importance to First Nations students and communities throughout the province of British Columbia (BC).
      IAHLA Costs-Benefits Research – Main Report
      IAHLA Costs-Benefits Report- Appendices 

      Indigenous Adult And Higher Learning Association
      Data Collection Project

      The Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA) Data Collection Project is designed to develop a better understanding of what is happening in First Nations adult and post-secondary institutes and to report on the scope of programs and services being offered to support learners.

      Working collaboratively with Juniper Consulting and Tindall Consulting, the project is led by First Nations adult and post-secondary institutes and reports data that reflects First Nations values. The six areas that the project looks at are:

      • personal development
      • leadership development
      • cultural development
      • wisdom development
      • student satisfaction
      • academics

      The aggregate information has been useful when working with other education stakeholders to highlight the important role of IAHLA institutes in the post-secondary education system in BC.

      Data Collection Final Report 2013-14

      Data Collection Final Report 2012-13

      Data Collection Final Report 2011-12

      Data Collection Final Report 2010-11

      Data Collection Final Report 2009-10

      Data Collection Final Report 2008-09

      Data Collection Final Report 2007-08

      Data Collection Final Report 2006-07

      Building Stronger Communities: Non-profit Sector Participation in Infrastructure Planning and Development

      Lead author and researcher. Published report prepared in partnership with Vancity Community Foundation for Infrastructure Canada. The report explores the benefits of and barriers to non-profits engaging in infrastructure provision, and identifies a number of opportunities to increase non-profit participation in public infrastructure development. Trends were examined in the US, UK and other nations.
      Building Stronger Communities – English language
      Building_Stronger_Communities – French language

      Enterprising non-profits

As Research Consultant, contributed to the report and toolkit:  Success Themes in Supportive Employment. The informative resource offers many recommendations to new and existing social enterprises for the support of diverse workforces. It suggests subject areas and sources for further research, as well as tools to develop. The report indicates changes in government policy that will enable ESEs and their employees to achieve even better outcomes. Finally, steps are recommended that community partners, intermediaries and funders can take to strengthen the social enterprise sector as a whole.
Social Enterprise Canada- Success Themes in Supportive Employment StrengtheningToolkit/FULLReport.pdf

Local Government Executive Compensation Toolkit

Conceptualized, researched and designed internet-based executive compensation toolkit for senior, non-elected local government officials. First in British Columbia, the toolkit provided a one-stop source for total compensation info to  Local Government Management Association members.

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Past and present engagements include:

Healthy living, sport and physical activity

    • Childhood Obesity Foundation
    • Provincial Health Services Authority
    • BC Healthy Living Alliance
    • Promotion Plus (Women in Sport and Recreation Network)
    • Duncan/North Cowichan BC Winter Games Society

First Nations

    • Indigenous Adult And Higher Learning Association (IAHLA)
    • First Nations Schools Association

Social enterprise

Local government

    • Local Government Management Association of BC
    • City of Abbotsford
    • District of Mission

Public service

    • Ministry of Community Services
    • BC Assessment
    • Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
    • Ministry of Government Services

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