Helping Communities Be
SUSTAINABLE, HEALTHY, & SAFE
Places Where Everyone Can Thrive
Sustainable Societies Consulting Group
Helping Communities Be
HEALTHY – JUST – SUSTAINABLE
As a Certified B Corporation®, we meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
We are dedicated to working with clients who are champions of one or more of our three core values:
Community Safety & Wellbeing
We support communities, organizations, and businesses in their efforts towards social justice and community wellbeing.
We support communities, organizations, and businesses in their efforts towards environmental justice, sustainability, and wellbeing.
Health Equity & Inclusion
We support communities, organizations, and businesses in their efforts towards attaining equity and inclusion.
SOCIAL RESEARCH AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
We provide our expertise in research and program evaluation to support your organization understand your impact and make strategic, evidence-based decisions.
Expertise: Process, Impact, and Outcome Evaluations | Community-based, Participatory Action Research | Culturally Appropriate Approaches | Quantitative | Qualitative | Mixed-methods.
We help your organization create effective strategic plans with clear and measurable goals based on well-articulated vision and mandate statements.
Expertise: Local, Provincial, & National-level Organizations | Strategic Planning | Facilitation | Regional- & Municipal-level Planning | Community Engagement | Program Design | Systems Design.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION DEVELOPMENT
We help you build strategic partnerships and collaborations by facilitating engaging organizational and community dialogues and through Communities of Practice. We help organizations and professionals build capacity to be more effective in their work by facilitating the sharing of experiences, challenges, best practices, resources and emergent research, and the co-development of new strategies and approaches. Communities of Practice take place online, through video and teleconferencing, and in-person workshops.
Expertise: Collaboration Best Practice | Communities of Practice | Stakeholder Analysis | Community Asset Mapping | Facilitated Organizational Sharing | Conflict Resolution.
COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
We help organizations and professionals build capacity to be more effective in their work by facilitating the sharing of experiences, challenges, best practices, resources and emergent research, and the co-development of new strategies and approaches. Communities of Practice take place online, through video and teleconferencing, and in-person workshops.
Expertise: Web-Based Discussions & Resource Sharing | In-Person Trainings | Facilitated discussions & exchanges between researchers, practitioners, policy makers for increased standards of practice across entire domains.
We enable you to share your work and knowledge with your communities, clients, and colleagues through accessible and user-friendly websites and publications.
Expertise: Website Design & Development | Technical Report Writing | Policy Brief Writing | Practice Brief Writing | Blog & Micro-blog Writing | Presentations | Communities of Practice.
OUR CLIENTS SAY…
“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
Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
“SSCG delivered a wonderful and engaging Strategic Planning process for our board and staff that we will now use as our road map for the next five years. Felix and staff are a delight to work with, we highly recommend SSCG whether you are a not for profit or a major corporation, they are well skilled and great to work with.”
– Gael Gilbert
Supportive Housing of Waterloo
“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
“Feedback from the community is an important way for rare to learn about needs and to create and deliver quality environmental education programs. Felix took a thoughtful and clear approach in improving our online feedback surveys, allowing us to get the best information possible to help us evaluate our programs. The outcome provided rare with an effective and concise way to interact with parents and receive their input based on their children’s experiences at our ECO Camps. Since the improvement, we have seen an increase in willingness to complete online surveys which allows us to easily collect the information and use it efficiently to make our programs more successful. We would be pleased to work with Felix again!”
– Stephanie Sobek-Swant
rare Charitable Research Reserve
“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
“I can’t tell you how happy I am to send this off to my committee. The work and care that’s gone into this site, FloodSmart Canada, is beyond what I expected, and I’m so pleased with the product.”
– Shawna Peddle
Partners for Action – University of Waterloo