Throughout her career, Charla has focused on addressing the root causes of societal problems.While working in the non-profit sector, she led many initiatives that went upstream to affect systems-level change—including research and advocacy campaigns that helped establish Calgary’s Low-Income Transit Pass for Youth and a municipal policy framework aimed at improving newcomers’ lives. In 2014, she received the Bhayana Family Foundation Award for Leadership for leading a multi-agency effort to transform service-delivery practices among community-based emergency funds for basic needs. In 2019, Charla founded an independent consultancy aimed at helping organizations find the clarity, capacity and confidence to create meaningful societal change. She joined forces with Junxion as an Affiliate Sr. Consultant in September 2022 and came on board as a Junxionite in Fall 2023 as Consulting Director. Her skill set is wide-ranging and encompasses strategic planning, Collective Impact, systems change, sociological research, impact measurement, purpose execution, and speaking. Charla’s colleagues and clients appreciate her ability to listen intently, confront difficult questions, build consensus, and generate action. She holds an MA with Distinction from the University of East London, UK and a BA from the University of Regina, SK. Charla is an active member of the community in Calgary, Alberta, where she resides with her partner and two children.
Collective Impact, Impact Measurement, Policy Engagement, Scaling Impact
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Coast Capital Savings, Canadian Poverty Institute, Sinneave Family Foundation, Lionheart Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, CUPS, Calgary Distress Centre, Calgary Bow West Community Resource Centre, Calgary Centre for Sexuality