Researcher, Producer, Organizer
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About

Hey there, I’m Chris.

I surface stories of emerging futures within the place now called Canada.

 

As a researcher & designer, 

I facilitate collaborative learning experiences that translate local insights into amazing programs, products, and services.

After all, knowledge is a story.

As a writer & editor,

I develop and curate content that brings concepts back to life and systems back to a human scale.

After all, messaging is a story.

As an documentary producer,

I produce sound-rich stories from intimate moments—as everyday people reach beyond the cultures that ensnare them.

After all, culture is a story.

 
 
Photo credit: Fatin Chowdhury. www.fatinchowdhury.ca

Photo credit: Fatin Chowdhury. www.fatinchowdhury.ca

 
 
 

Over the past 10 years,

I've called my career by many names. Projects I’ve led run the gamut from
policy analysis to community organizing, qualitative research to cultural critique.

 

Methods & Coaching.

I’ve got the methodological and facilitation chops to orchestrate responsive research, sense-making and strategy that keeps your work relevant and inclusive.

Content & Curation.

I’ve got the editorial and branding instincts to identify the right context at the right time for the right audience to understand the right message.

Stories & Culture Change.

I’ve got the deep experience in complexity to translate insights & experiences into content that will move your audience’s hearts, minds & hands to action.

 
 

 
 

Ah yes, and as a human,

I’ve spent time as a cooperative housing manager, a compulsive essayist, live storyteller, a hapless meditator, and a relentless hobbyist (currently: boxing), .

I like to think I’ve got the pizzazz to hold court, in the footsteps of Nanny Isobel and Grampy Bert, as a gracious dinner guest and a warm-hearted oddball, respectively.

 
 

 
 

Territorial acknowledgement

Since 2012, I have called my home Tkaronto/Toronto in One Dish One Spoon treaty territory since 2012, with strong roots remaining in the Kennebecasis Valley of Southern New Brunswick, the traditional and unceded land of the Wolastoqiyik.

 
 

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