Our Expertise

Our team has been producing results for our clients for over 50 years. Our academic, professional and applied backgrounds cover research, evaluation, policy development and analysis, strategic planning, community and economic development, communications, law, child welfare, health, psychology, finance and administration, education, labour relation, human resources, business development, stakeholder engagement, and government relations.

Our team

Steven Vanloffeld, MA, PhD(ip) President

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Steven is an Anishinaabe who focusses on Indigenous, government, and community relations. He is a former Band Councillor who possesses an intimate understanding of the economic, health and social issues facing Indigenous communities. He also has executive-level expertise in non-profit administration, governance and operations.

Glenn Wheeler, MA, JD, LLM Consultant

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Glenn is a Mi’kmaq lawyer and broadcaster, with degrees in journalism, criminology and law. He has expertise in employment law, human resources and communications. When Glenn isn't dealing with labour issues he is hosting his weekly podcast devoted to Mi'kmaq issues.

Amanda Parriag, MSc., PhD Consultant

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Amanda is a leading expert in consultations with Indigenous communities, who is known for her in-depth knowledge on qualitative techniques. She works with Indigenous, federal, provincial and municipal governments to evaluate programs focused on health, education and Indigenous issues  

Paul Chaulk, MSc., CE Consultant

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Paul is a Credentialed Evaluator with over 20 years’ experience as a program evaluator, researcher, and consultant in health, labour market, child welfare, and other fields. He has extensive experience in quantitative data analysis, including complex survey sampling, survey analysis, analysis of longitudinal data, and analysis of administrative data.

Ashley Sisco, MA, PhD Consultant

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Ashley is a community-based researcher, specializing in education and community development. For fifteen years Ashley has used her skills as a listener, problem solver and writer to support Indigenous communities and organizations in Canada and Australia. 

Susan McBroom, MHA, PhD Consultant

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Susan is a highly-skilled researcher and evaluator, with significant experience working with Indigenous organizations and federal and provincial governments. She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of evaluation methods, and has expert-level knowledge of the principles of OCAP and other research ethics.