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Rachel Speiran, M.A.

Rachel’s interests and work focus on social, cultural and community issues related to sustainable development.  After an internship in South America working on an agro-forestry and stakeholder engagement program, Rachel worked for the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Intercultural Communication as a program manager and trainer. Her Master’s thesis explored the connections between intercultural relations, corporate social responsibility and cultural sustainability in the Canadian mining industry. Subsequently, Rachel worked as a socio-economic scientist at a consulting firm in Vancouver where she managed and supported community consultation programs, socio-economic impact assessments, and the integration of traditional ecological knowledge and community values into environmental assessments of major mining and energy projects across Canada – work which she continued with her own consultancy for five years until joining forces with SVS.

As Senior Community Development Specialist at SVS, Rachel uses her unique blend of skills and experience to create community driven and owned studies; integrate traditional knowledge (TK) into project design, resource management and mitigation planning; conduct socio-economic and cultural impact assessments; and develop training programs for community clients. Rachel is certified through the International Association of Public Participation, is a member of the International Association of Impact Assessment and the Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research.


Socio-economic and cultural impact assessments; cultural sustainability; traditional knowledge; intercultural communication; community wellbeing; mental health and wellbeing, community outreach, engagement and consultation; sustainable community development; adult education; workshop and course facilitation; program development and project management


Contact Rachel at:

Phone: 226-706-8888 ext. 120

Email: rachel.speiran@sharedvaluesolutions.com

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