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At heart, Christie is passionate about building vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities and organizations. With over 15 years of leadership experience in the not-for-profit and public sectors, Christie is a strategic thinker, collaborator, and facilitator with expertise in designing and facilitating community engagement, strategic planning, and evaluation.
Christie is a co-founder of Arising Collective which provides strategic coaching and consulting services that elevate purpose-driven organizations. Using thoughtful and collaborative processes, Arising works with clients across sectors to identify opportunities and navigate challenges, understand and demonstrate their impact, while charting new paths that invigorate organizations.
Prior to coaching and consulting, Christie led local poverty-reduction efforts, developed national communities of practice, and facilitated community-based research projects. Christie is a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society, a member of AIP2 Canada, and holds an M.Ed. in Adult Education and Community Development from OISE.
Collective Impact, Developmental Evaluation
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE), Green Communities Canada, Peterborough Drug Strategy, John Howard Society, Hospice Peterborough, GreenUp, Kawartha Land Trust, 360 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, Community Counselling and Resource Centre, Peterborough Youth Services, Bedford House, City of Peterborough, Peterborough Regional Farmers Network, United Way Peterborough & District, Workforce Development Board, New Stages Theatre, Employment Planning & Counseling.