Oakunsheyld Consulting strategically works in dynamic, nimble, and tailored teams with other practitioners to meet the unique needs of clients and communities. Our teams align around core values and we work from our shared lived and professional experiences to create impactful processes and outputs.
χʷəy̓χʷiq̓tən / Audrey Siegl (she/her) is an inspiring warrior, leader, activist, artist, cultural worker, and engaged community member of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking, Musqueam people, working with teachings & medicines passed on to her from her Musqueam family and ancestors
She has been active on grassroots, environmental and social justice-political frontline movements, advocating for the protection of Indigenous women, land and water and all those who inhabit those spaces, invited or not.
Though she is rooted in West Coast and Musqueam medicines, she has worked extensively across Turtle Island with many teachings and medicines. She is proud & honoured to carry on the work of her grandparents and ancestors.
Audrey has a wide portfolio of work that includes the MMIWG2S Inquiry, Greenpeace campaigns, the housing crisis, the toxic supply and overdose crisis, advising on the City of Vancouver Climate Justice Charter, forced displacement, and the connection between extractive industry and violations of First Nations Land and human rights.
Ginger Gosnell-Myers, who is a member of the Nisga’a and Kwakwak'awakw Nations, has been bringing forward new perspectives of Indigenous peoples in cities for over 20 years, while breaking down misconceptions about urban Indigenous realities in order to reframe our understanding of both issues and opportunities. In November 2019, Ginger was appointed as the first Indigenous Fellow with the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Kareen Wong (they/them) is a seasoned facilitator and visionary leadership coach who supports and guides individuals, groups and organizations through big changes as they look to consciously evolve into and embody more whole versions of themselves. Kareen is a mixed-race, queer, and gender non-conforming settler, working on the ancestral and stolen lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and sə̓ lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
With over a decade of experience in facilitating high-impact engagement processes, strategic planning initiatives, and open space dialogues, Kareen brings an abundance of experience drawn from working with folks with a diversity of backgrounds, identities and lived experiences. Areas of work include: community engagement (virtual and in-person), public consultation, strategic planning, team retreats, and personal development coaching. Grounded in trauma-informed, intersectional, and anti-oppression principles, Kareen’s approach is warm, heart-centered and co-creative.
Kareen also brings the expertise of a ten year career in communications strategy and digital marketing to design holistic processes that meet people where they are at and foster inclusive spaces for robust participation. Their coaching practice focuses on fostering confidence, connection, clarity, and authenticity in individuals, enabling them to embody their true selves and navigate life on their own terms.
Kareen actively seeks out collaborations with values-aligned partners for high-impact projects and is thrilled to be a collaborator with Oakunsheyld Consulting.
Keltie Craig (she/her) brings together 10+ years of experience in local government policy with formal training and practice as a registered professional planner. Keltie's focus is weaving social policy, equity and health into sustainability and community planning. Prior to launching Keltie Craig Consulting in 2020, Keltie led the collaborative implementation of the City of Vancouver’s Healthy City Strategy. She has also worked in the City of Vancouver's Sustainability Group, and as a sustainable land use planning consultant. Recent consulting projects include supporting development of Vancouver's Climate Justice Charter, integrating social equity into regional planning for Metro Van and TransLink, and conducting an equity-focused policy review of lower mainland municipalities for YWCA of Metro Vancouver.
After living and working in Vancouver for over 15 years, Keltie moved to the traditional territories of the Lekwungen People (Victoria, BC) in 2021, where she is now based.
Lara Therrien Boulos
Lara (she/her) is a mixed queer woman of Egyptian and French Canadian settler descent, working and living on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation territories. Lara holds a Masters of Community and Regional Planning from UBC, with a concentration in Indigenous Community Planning. Lara gravitates to community and organizational planning projects with a strong focus on grassroots community involvement, capacity-building, and social equity. She primarily works with First Nations and Indigenous organizations.
Roots & Rivers
Roots & Rivers Consulting works alongside social purpose organizations, specializing in planning, evaluation, and facilitation. We meet our clients at important moments, joining their teams to manage transitions, unearth insights and make ambitious plans. Our core staff, along with our ecosystem of specialists, come together to create the right team for your unique context.
We prioritize building on your existing strengths and meaningfully engaging with you, your team and the community you serve. Through our collaborative processes, we uncover insights, address challenges, and explore ambitions. We stay focused on social and community impact.
We bring you unwavering support and expertise, guiding you on a path to impact. Experience the transformative potential of strategic planning, evaluation, and facilitation with Roots & Rivers Consulting – we’re here to help you grow and thrive.