SVS Managing Partners: Jeremy, Scott, Don, Nichole and Laura Follow us on Twitter @SharedValueCA
Nichole Fraser MacDonald, M.Sc.
Email: Nichole.FraserMacDonald@sharedvaluesolutions.com Phone: 226-706-8888 x 4 Twitter: @colefleur
Nichole Fraser MacDonald’s passion is working on projects that make businesses and communities better places to work and live. She is a social researcher with a strong background in program evaluation, project management and strategy development, work with Aboriginal communities, and consulting with the public. She has planned, managed, carried out, and evaluated dozens of projects in the environmental, health, community development, infrastructure and general land use planning fields, and has experience working for government, the non-profit sector and private industry. She is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and a 2011 recipient of the Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award for Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge achievements.
SpecialitiesCommunity development, program planning, program and project evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and tools (e.g. surveys, focus groups, large group techniques, key informant interviews, participatory video and photo), project management, Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge research, stakeholder engagement, stakeholder analysis, youth engagement
Scott Mackay, M.Sc., RPP
Email: Scott.MacKay@sharedvaluesolutions.com Phone: 226-706-8888 x 2 Twitter: @MackayScottD
SpecialtiesEnvironmental planning, collaborative planning, social research, community engagement, stakeholder engagement, public participation, stakeholder analysis, public consultation, risk communications, issues management, environmental restoration, ecological restoration, environmental impact assessment, natural resources management, water resources, watershed management, water management
Don Richardson, Ph.D.
Email: Don.Richardson@sharedvaluesolutions.com Phone: 226-706-8888 x 1 Twitter: @Don_Richardson
Don Richardson has over 25 years experience as a skilled facilitator capable of building agreements between project proponents, community/non-governmental organizations, government agencies and Aboriginal communities. He fosters constructive engagement to create “shared value” between communities and infrastructure / resource extraction projects and operations. He has extensive global experience with environmental assessments, communications, socio-economics and enhancing community well-being.
Don currently manages stakeholder and government relations on several environmental and infrastructure development projects in Canada and globally. He is a recipient of the Canadian Urban Institute’s Brownie Award recognizing outstanding achievement in building and maintaining effective working partnerships with professionals, the local community and others involved in Brownfields redevelopment, and a Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award for Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge achievements.
Don has worked on several international projects focused on civil society capacity building and natural resource management in regions prone to conflict and insurgency. This includes extensive basic infrastructure, water management, agriculture, irrigation & drainage systems, education, governance and communications support work in Pakistan, Egypt, the southern Philippines, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru, Chile, Cameroon, Ghana, Haiti, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Senegal for firms and organizations such as the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development, United Nations organizations, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) which appointed him as a program advisor for a five year global communication capacity building effort.
SpecialtiesRisk communication, stakeholder engagement, public consultation, facilitation, mediation, negotiation, environmental enhancement programs, natural resource management, rural community development, agricultural communications, participatory communications, Indigenomics
Jeremy Shute, M.A., RPP
Email: Jeremy.Shute@sharedvaluesolutions.com Phone: 226-706-8888 x 5
Jeremy Shute fosters constructive dialogue between individuals, communities, businesses and governments so that joint interests can be uncovered and realized. His professional focus is on using collaborative planning, negotiation, communication and consensus building to:
- prevent, reduce and solve land use and environmental conflicts;
- improve project design by obtaining meaningful community input;
- integrate local and traditional knowledge into project planning;
- and to incorporate multiple stakeholder interests in the governance of natural resources.
Jeremy is a trained mediator and facilitator, is a registered professional planner and an experienced cartographer. He has a broad background in natural resource, land use and community planning. He has developed and managed strategic communication and community/stakeholder consultation and frameworks for energy, water management, waste management, mining, brownfield, and community planning projects. Jeremy is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
SpecialtiesCommunity engagement, collaborative planning, problem solving, negotiation, the Duty to Consult, First Nation consultation, Aboriginal community consultation, community development, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation, cartography, participatory mapping, traditional knowledge, natural resource management, ecological restoration, water resources management, risk communication.
Laura Taylor, M.A.
Email: Laura.Taylor@sharedvaluesolutions.com Phone: 226-706-8888 x 3
Laura Taylor is passionate about the potential of storytelling to transform lives, communities and companies for the better. She is a professional writer, social researcher, stakeholder engagement specialist, photographer, videographer and facilitator of Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge studies and related projects. She is the author of the best selling book, The Cottage Bible (with Gerry Mackie, Boston Mills Press 2007) – a how-to book for cottage owners that covers technical, environmental and financial trouble-shooting & problem-solving: “Practical, comprehensive, environment-friendly advice” – Montreal Gazette. She is also the author of a literary memoir, A Taste for Paprika (Penguin 2005). Her photographs have been featured in many journals, magazines (including Oprah Magazine), books and technical guides, including More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide to Designing and Building with Straw. Laura is a recipient of a Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award for Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge achievements. She is a member of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).
SpecialtiesMulti-media storytelling, communications, traditional knowledge studies and land use mapping, facilitation, participatory communications, social research, community and stakeholder engagement, public participation, stakeholder analysis, public consultation, participatory video, photography and graphic design
Frances Dietrich-O’Connor, M.Sc.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 226-706-8888 x 109
Frances Dietrich-O’Connor has a strong background in community based research and program evaluation. Her diverse experience includes community economic development work with Aboriginal communities, public consultation programs, GIS, and needs assessments of emergency food provisions, agricultural and new immigrant services. She has also been involved with the design and implementation of evaluation research in locations from Guelph, Ontario to rural Vietnam. She is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the Ontario and International Association for Impact Assessment. She holds a M.Sc. in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph with an emphasis on environmental management and program evaluation.