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Valery Navarrete

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Valery Navarrete is a consultant, facilitator, speaker, and coach. Her specialities are strategic planning and theories of change that centre community, and facilitation. Her career and leadership coaching practice centres women of colour.

Valery’s twenty year career as a health and social sector executive has spanned levels of government and crisscrossed the not-for-profit, charitable, community, hospital, mental health and addictions, and social innovation sectors.

Valery has held senior roles in organizations including CAMH, the YMCA of Greater Toronto, Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, and the Ontario Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care and Children and Youth Services. She is also a passionate volunteer and has held front line and board level roles with a number of social impact organizations.

As a mixed-race, cis-gendered, Latinx woman-of-colour, and care partner to a family member with disabilities, Valery’s personal experiences at the intersections of privilege and oppression are a driving force behind her efforts to work with others to build healthier, more inclusive organizations, communities, cities, and societies.

Core to all of Valery’s work is a passion for connection. She believes deeply that we need to recentre interdependence in order to thrive.

Areas of Expertise

Collective Impact, Impact and Strategic Clarity, Policy Engagement, Scaling Impact

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Innoweave Clients

The Pine Project

Other Clients

Canadian Women's Foundation, Toronto Foundation, SoCIRC, CCVA, Imagine Canada, Centre for Gender Advocacy, Flamborough Connects, Free Geek Toronto.

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