I have acquired extensive experience in the design, implementation and management of grant and contribution programs to support creativity, excellence, inclusion, access and innovation. I have evaluated programs, gathered data, provided analysis, interpreted indicators and reported on performance. This has given me insight into the development of new programs, and performance measures to tell the story of their impact. I am a trained, skilled facilitator, able to guide group processes in both official languages, with experience in peer assessment, strategic planning, decision-making and consensus-building processes, community consultations and professional development sessions. I have experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including different levels of government, foundations, private sector players and community groups. I am a subject matter expert in the arts and culture sector in Canada, as a certified Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) I am able to manage complex processes, controlling budgets, analyzing and reporting on progress and integrating lessons learned to enhance performance. I am a values-based manager and leader, who pursues clarity of purpose and promotes an effective organizational culture. Employment Profile 2015-2018 - Self-employed Consultant (Ottawa, ON) Provided facilitation, professional development workshops and design jams. Provided data analysis and synthesis, reporting, program evaluation and management for federal and provincial departments and agencies. ♣ Clients: Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Tides Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Canada Food Inspection Agency, Employment and Social Development Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Natural Resources Canada, National Research Council, Administrative Tribunals Support Services Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Defence Construction Canada, Office of the Privacy Commissioner. 2013-2015 - Director, Arts Disciplines Division, Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa, ON) Guided the Canada Council through a transition in senior leadership and built staff and stakeholder buy-in for a renewed vision. Facilitated the internal development process for new outcome-based programs. 2005-2013 - Head, Theatre Section, Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa, ON) Undertook program performance measurement analysis and led community consultations across Canada to implement in-depth revisions of granting programs. Led the redesign of support mechanisms for Aboriginal and Official Language Minority arts organizations. Championed access to grants programs for a new generation of artists. 2001-2005 - Senior Policy Analyst, Arts Policy Branch, Canadian Heritage (Gatineau, QC) Developed and implemented programs to support arts presenters across Canada. Successfully made the case for program renewal and developed capacity building strategies to support underserved communities. 1993-2001 - Program Officer, Theatre Section, Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa, ON) Led the development of a new international touring program. Designed and facilitated workshops to develop the next generation of touring artists. Participated in the design of capacity-building programs for the not-for-profit arts sector. Convened and consulted the arts community around program revisions.
Year consulting practice established
Cultural Not-For-Profit, Federal or provincial government departments, Funding agency, Arts Service Organizations
Capital projects (feasibility studies), Facilitation, General / operational management, Grant and proposal writing, Official language minority, Presenting and producing, Project management, Strategic planning
Media arts, Museums and heritage, Performing arts