Client List

Client List

Arts

Hillside Festival
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest
Pax Christi Chorale 

Education

Conestoga College
Conrad Grebel University College
Queen’s University
Regis College
St. Jerome’s University
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
University of Guelph
University of St. Michael’s College
University of Toronto
Upper Grand District School Board
WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University

Health

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Groves Hospital Foundation
Homewood Research Institute
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (The RIA)
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada
Woolwich Community Health Centre

Human Services

Children’s Services
Children’s Planning Table, Region of Waterloo
County of Grey
County of Wellington
Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County

Counselling
Woolwich Counselling

Developmental Services
Beginnings Family Services
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Community Living Guelph Wellington
KidsAbility Centre for Child Development
Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services

Employment
CASE (Canadian Association for Supported Employment)
CCRW (Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work)
CERIC (Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling)

Environment
Birds Canada
Ecojustice
Ontario Water Consortium
Water TAP

Food Security
Food Banks Canada

Faith-based Organizations
Defend Dignity

Guelph United Ministries
Mennonite Eastern Church Canada

Peace Catalyst International

Housing
County of Wellington
Habitat for Humanity Canada
Habitat for Humanity Halton Mississauga Dufferin
Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region
Habitat for Humanity Guelph Wellington

International Development
ERDO
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)
Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada
World Vision Canada
World Vision International

Literacy
ABC Life Literacy Canada
Action Read

Multiservice Agencies
Carizon Family and Community Services (now Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health)
Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis
House of Friendship
Langs
Reception House Waterloo Region
Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford
Yonge Street Mission

Other Community Agencies
Animal Health Canada
Association of Ontario Midwives Benefits Trust (AOMBT)
Downtown Guelph Business Association
Oakville & Milton Humane Society
Ontario 4-H Council
Ontario 4-H Foundation
People and Information Network (PIN) of Guelph and Wellington
Volunteer Toronto

Philanthropic

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington
Environment Funders Canada
Guelph Wish Fund for Children
Hamilton Community Foundation
London Community Foundation
Lyle S. Hallman Community Foundation
Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region
The Counselling Foundation of Canada
United Way Guelph Wellington
Waterloo Region Community Foundation

Private

Canadian Digital Media Network
Economical Insurance
Schlegel Villages
Skyline Group of Companies
Wallenstein Feed & Supply Ltd.

Public

City of Cambridge
City of Guelph
City of Hamilton
City of Mississauga
City of Richmond Hill
County of Grey
County of Wellington
Durham Region
Region of Waterloo
Town of Caledon
Town of Goderich
York Region

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In 2019, Sage Solutions led the development of a multi-year strategic plan for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. The new plan supports both clinical and academic medicine at Kingston General Hospital, Kingston Health Sciences Center, and Providence Care Hospital, as well as at the university.

Sage Solutions has an ongoing working relationship with many facets of the University of Guelph, with Rebecca working both as a trusted advisor and instructor on multiple occasions. She has developed strategic plans and program designs. She instructed “Community Engagement in Public Planning” at a Master’s level and has facilitated team building and facilitation training sessions. Specific clients have included Student Life, the Central Student Association, the University Centre, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute and the Office of Diversity and Human Rights.

The Upper Grand District School Board has contracted Sage Solutions to design and support their five-year leadership development program with managers and supervisors. The program focuses on strengthening a variety of leadership skills, with the first-year concentrating on relationship building within teams and the second on strategic thinking and planning.

Rebecca facilitated a multi-site, multi-year strategic planning process that included extensive collaboration with Carizon’s board and staff. The process resulted in significant organizational transformation, including a renewed focus and more targeted resources.


Rebecca helped us have difficult conversations and wade through complexity to focus on what was most important. She has wonderful facilitation skills and a pleasant style that makes everyone, from front line employees to board members, feel at ease and valued.

Tracy Elop
CEO, Carizon Family and Community Services

Since the spring of 2019, Rebecca has worked with the Board of Directors and Executive Director of this national network on strategic planning, governance training and evaluating program effectiveness.


As a national network committed to increasing the employment inclusion of Canadians who experience disability, having a clear strategic plan and measurable operational goals is critically important.  Rebecca has supported CASE in strategic planning, governance training and evaluating program effectiveness.  Her professionalism, knowledge, insights and flexibility in adapting to the specific and complex needs of our organization has been exceptional.  CASE has experienced unparalleled growth and change in this past year, and Rebecca's support has been instrumental in our ongoing success.  

Joanna Goode
Executive Director, Canadian Association for Supported Employment

Sage Solutions worked with Habitat Wellington Dufferin Guelph to design and facilitate two community symposia focused on affordable housing. The events showcased national best practices and worked to mobilize local community leaders across sectors to address housing accessibility.


Rebecca is skillful in helping groups establish direction and paths forward. As our facilitator, she was invested in the matters important to the group. Her contribution to planning sessions was valuable. She made sure all were heard – giving voice to those in the room. She pulled content together into a timely, concise summary of outcomes that was available to all attendees. We would certainly work with her again.
 
Steve Howard
CEO, Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph

Sage Solutions has worked with House of Friendship on multiple projects, including an collaborative strategic plan, a robust process for region-wide resource allocation to support vulnerable families, program evaluation planning, an addictions services review and senior leadership training and coaching


Rebecca’s sessions are productive and engaging. She is both conscientious and adaptable. She can be counted on to build strong rapport with participants and to maintain high positive energy in the room. She models collaborative leadership even as she teaches it to others.

Personally I have found Rebecca to be dynamic, authentic, and passionate. She knows how to connect with people in a genuine manner that allows for trust and difficult conversations to happen. She creates dynamic environments that make innovation possible. She is also someone who consistently goes the extra mile and I deeply respect.

John Neufeld
Executive Director, House of Friendship

MEDA worked closely with Sage Solutions to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan. Over the 15-month process, an organizational Theory of Change was also developed to assist in the refocusing of the organization under new leadership. Rebecca continues to provide leadership coaching and implementation consultation on this project.


MEDA has appreciated Rebecca’s attentiveness, energy, enthusiasm and big picture thinking throughout this process. We have been impressed by and appreciative of the team’s facilitation of the many working groups, planning meetings and workshops that have underpinned our strategic planning efforts. Rebecca and the Sage Solutions team have skillfully and efficiently supported the planning process, working with the board and the executive leadership team from the proposal stage through to its completion, serving as valued partners in building MEDA’s strategic direction for the next 5 years.

Dr. Dorothy Nyambi
President & CEO, MEDA 

Rebecca has been involved with WVC for over two decades, mostly recently providing strategy advice and research support to the President to inform the aligned expression of organizational identity and diversity.

Sage Solutions provided governance training and strategic planning services to the Guelph Wish Fund for Children. Rebecca has recently been hired to renew and extend that plan.


In 2018, in her usual enthusiastic and energetic style, Rebecca seamlessly assisted our Board in developing its first 3-year strategic plan. Armed with a list of practical goals and targets from that day-long session, we easily completed that plan. We’re now looking forward to another Board retreat under her guidance as we continue to grow and plan for the future.

Joanne Grodzinski
Director of Operations, Guelph Wish Fund for Children

Sage Solutions has worked with the City on numerous strategic projects. Examples include facilitation of a multi-day retreat with the senior leadership team; data analysis and writing related to Guelph’s Community Plan; design and facilitation of the community engagement for an open space network secondary plan, a transportation master plan, the solid waste management master plan and an economic development strategy; and facilitation of public meetings related to a revised animal control bylaw and vehicle for hire bylaw. Rebecca has worked with leaders at multiple levels, including directly with Council.

The City of Hamilton is working with Sage Solutions on a city-wide hate mitigation strategy. Sage Solutions has developed a comprehensive and responsive community engagement plan, utilizing both online and in-person methods to surface the priorities and advice of numerous stakeholder groups in helping Hamilton align more closely with its aspirations of being an inclusive and safe community.

Sage Solutions designed and facilitated an effective stakeholder engagement process for the City of Mississauga as part of a bylaw review related to transportation network companies, such as Uber, Lyft and taxi companies. Input informed an updated policy that supported both transportation and economic development in Mississauga.

Sage Solutions continues to work closely with Wellington County on various projects for its social services department. Examples of recent assignments include an extensive year-long community engagement process related to child care and EarlyON Family and Child Care Centres across multiple towns and townships; the development of a customer service charter and facilitation community-wide planning initiatives related to Growing Great Generations and a system of care for families with children with special needs.

Sage Solution supported York Region in developing a multi-year corporate strategic plan. Leveraging existing data within the corporation and multiple interactive workshops with its senior leaders, Sage Solutions helped the municipality to develop a concrete, measurable framework to guide activities in York Region.