Barrett Consulting facilitates processes to find common ground among people with diverse points of view by organizing meaningful, inclusive conversations about complex issues. Suzanne helps her clients to use a collaborative approach to calm controversy, resolve conflicts and build consensus towards positive outcomes. An emphasis on the front-end design gathers information about needs, players, objectives, options, issues and conflicts so that the process is as effective, efficient and responsive as possible. Suzanne creates workbooks, tool-kits, guides, web-pages, information sessions and articles to increase knowledge about issues, campaigns and plans. This helps people to participate meaningfully in matters that are important to them.

Examples

Wildlife Mitigation Strategy for Ontario Ministry of Transportation, 2013-14

Barrett Consulting partnered with Eco-Kare International to deliver three stakeholder engagement workshops during the development of a wildlife mitigation strategy to define where road mitigation should be prioritized for both large and small animals in Ontario.

Management of double-crested cormorant population in Tommy Thomson Park for Toronto and Region Conservation, 2008-2009

Strategic advice and facilitation services to assist Toronto and Region Conservation develop and implement a cormorant management strategy at Tommy Thomson Park on Toronto’s waterfront. Suzanne Barrett facilitated regular meetings of a multi-stakeholder advisory group and consultation with the public.

Roles of the Don Greenway for Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto, 2007

Suzanne Barrett facilitated a stakeholder workshop to help determine the future identity and roles of the Don Greenway. The goal was to ensure that the idea of the Don Greenway would be furthered and reinforced as overall waterfront revitalization progresses.

Niagara River Greenway Facilitation Services for New York Power Authority, 2004-2005

This project was an important step in developing a Lake-to-Lake Greenway on the US side of the Niagara River. Suzanne Barrett, with the Canadian Urban Institute, was responsible for consultations with politicians, government agencies and community groups in upper New York State leading to the development of principles and a roster of assets and opportunities for the Niagara River Greenway.

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