Praise for Community Solutions

“By all accounts, the pilot session of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Introduction to Evaluation Skills Online Course... was a resounding success.”

Marla Steinberg
Independent Project Evaluator

“A pleasure to work with ... Kylie was able to help us tackle the complex process of evaluation and sustainability planning in a meaningful way ... and we even had fun doing it!”

Lesley Dyck
Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention & Community Action Population Health
Interior Health

“We were so pleased with the results when we hired Community Solutions that we hired them again and again. Knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with are just some of the reasons that we have repeatedly hired Kylie.”

Desiree Sher
Executive Director
BC Neurofibromatosis Foundation

“In 2005 Bear Aware, a program of the British Columbia Conservation Foundation, decided to focus on becoming more self-sustaining and less dependent on government grants. Kylie Hutchinson was hired to help our staff and board to develop a strategic Sustainability Plan. Kylie took us through the steps of developing this plan and has been there to offer continued advice and support. As a result, we are well underway and things are looking very promising. We couldn't have put things together without Kylie's help.”

Jacques Drisdelle
Provincial Coordinator
Bear Aware Program

“Thank you so much for facilitating this strategic planning process for us. You were perfect — the right amount of visioning and tasking, and we appreciated your patience and good humour.”

Nanette Taylor
Director of Services
Hollyburn Family Services

“On behalf of the BC Health Education Foundation, I want to thank you for the great work you did on the evaluation of the foundation's grant-making activities. We particularly appreciated how quickly you were able to understand our issues and the professional and confidential approach you took when working with our stakeholders. The evaluation report you prepared for us will be an invaluable help to us as we move the organization forward.”

Board of Directors
BC Health Education Foundation

“Community Solutions' strategic planning process is a fun and engaging experience that produces concrete results with realistic timelines and action plans. Kylie's facilitation style affords diverse voices to be heard and she is very skilled at bringing people together through the examination of common goals and objectives. This was the least exhausting and most productive planning I have experienced during my long career in the not-for-profit sector.”

Marcie Summers
Executive Director
Positive Women's Network

“Although I originally took the 'Sustainability Planning' workshop as a part of my employment position, I also volunteer on the Board of Directors of a local sports club. I introduced the concepts presented at the workshop to guide both the Board of Directors and the membership of our club through the sustainability evaluation and planning process. It really helped us analyze where we are at and engage the membership in ways we could improve our processes.”

Leah Domoney
Terrace, BC

“?enormous tasks, brilliantly discharged.”

Ross Harvey
Executive Director
Positive Living BC

“Thanks for all your consulting for us here at SFPIRG. Your patience, well-organized ways, commitment, and creativity are appreciated!”

Emily Aspinall
Administrative Coordinator
Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group

Our Workshops

“This workshop has truly helped me organize better my method of working towards my and my agency's goals. The tools were clear and usable.”

“I recently attended the sustainability planning workshop. Wow !!! Thanks for putting this on. It was extremely good timing with a proposal that we are working on for Health Canada, specifically around the sustainability of our program. ”

“Kylie was a great facilitator who provided such practical and useful, strategies and worksheets. ”

“I liked your calm, respectful, and encouraging approach. The hands on activities helped to increase interest and participation and were fun!”

“I have taken a lot of workshops, and I liked your approach. You don't push your ideas on the group, you let them think for themselves.”

“Awesome workshop! You took some dense material and worked to translate it really clearly and effectively. Thanks!”

“Kylie was very informative and created a very nice atmosphere to learn in.”

“One of the most informative workshops I've been to that dealt specifically with what I came to learn — great!”

“Great use of my time, very informative and practical.”

“She encourages interaction and has a great teaching style.”

“Kylie rocks!”

“I just wanted to let you know that I have already put the concepts taught into practice this week.”

“Kylie's process feels a bit more achievable and is very relevant in these financial times.”

“Kylie is an amazing facilitator and has much knowledge on sustainability. Once you take this workshop, everything makes sense.”