Our Core Values
We support organizations and communities in their efforts towards social justice and community wellbeing.
We support organizations and communities in their efforts towards environmental justice, sustainability, and wellbeing.
We support organizations and communities in their efforts towards attaining equity and inclusion.
WHAT WE DO
We are a community consulting company based in Waterloo Region focused on social and environmental sustainability. We are passionate about facilitating cohesive, just, and inclusive communities within healthy and thriving environments.
RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
We conduct quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods research and evaluations for your organization to make strategic decisions and take evidence-based action. Based on your organization’s or community’s needs, we are highly experienced with participatory-based and culturally-appropriate approaches to research and evaluation.
STRATEGIC PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
We help your organization create effective strategic plans with clear and measurable goals.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
We help your organization build internal capacity to address complex social and environmental problems through developing and facilitating online, video-based, and/or in-person trainings.
COLLABORATION AND FACILITATION
Through helping you build strategic partnerships and collaborations and facilitating open and engaging organizational and community dialogues based on tried and true best practices, we help you solve complex social and environmental problems.
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION
We design and develop engaging, user-friendly, and accessible websites and apps, write reports and publications, and plan and organize conferences and symposiums to enable your organization to connect with your communities and clients.
who we are
what our clients are saying
The David Suzuki Foundation greatly benefited from the expertise of Sustainable Societies Consulting Group. Their research and evaluation methodologies provided key insights into our community engagement strategies as well as direction for future campaigns. Manuel and his team are highly collaborative and deeply committed to supporting the work of social change organizations.
– Aryne Sheppard, Senior Public Engagement, David Suzuki Foundation
Our 2-day symposium was very well received and provided very valuable outcomes, in large part because we had Felix and SSCG on board. Despite having a large group made up of diverse backgrounds and expertise, Felix was in tune with their motivations and found methods for engaging this wide variety of participants. He added an enthusiastic presence that set a comfortable, fun, and open tone to the discussions, while maintaining ability to accommodate the changing needs of the event. This environment of trust and flexibility allowed us to get into deeper, more meaningful discussions. We would be excited to work with SSCG again!
– Allan Taylor, Program Development Manager, Sustainable Waterloo Region
Felix brings to the area of prevention not only strong subject matter knowledge and practical experience but above all a passion for moving our collective efforts upstream. While the crime prevention council is no stranger to prevention planning Felix brought a whole new clarity to our collective ability to impact community safety and well-being through focusing on what works to prevent harm before it happens. His style of facilitation very much lends itself to fostering open dialogue and maximum engagement while ensuring that one stays grounded in good evidence and doesn’t lose sight of the need to have some fun.
– Christiane Saddler, Executive Director, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
Regenerative Housing Project Conference Facilitation (2016)
Supportive Housing of Waterloo Strategic Plan (2016)
Website Development: safercities.ca (2016)
Exploratory Research for a Youth Mental Health App (2016)
Six Nations Community Scan for Mental Health (2016)
Building Municipal Capacity to Harness Evidence to Prevent Crime (2015-2018)
Mississauga Halton LHIN Data Collection Project (2016)
Mapping Core MCYS-Funded Services (2016)
Healthy Kids Community Challenge (2015-2016)
Waterloo Region Trauma Service Initiative (2014-2016)
Pride Week in Peel (2015)
Mississauga Halton LHIN Demographic Data Collection Evaluation (2015)
Gardens for Healthy Schools (2015)
Proposal for a Weekly CBC Kitchener-Waterloo Segment on the Environment (2015)
Evaluation of Improving Prosperity for Immigrant Women (2014-2015)
Collaborative Process Support (2014-present)
EnAbling Change: Developing an Accessibility Self-Assessment Tool for Organizations (2014-2015)
Building Health Equity Capacity in the Mississauga Halton LHIN (2014)
Staff Census at the Waterloo Region District School Board (2013-2014)
KleinHaus – Sustainable Building Pilot (2013-2014)
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