Policy and systems change are long-term goals. As such, Charla is particularly interested in building the capacity of non-profits to integrate Constructive Engagement into their organization’s core repertoire of skills.
Charla is particularly skilled in:
- Identifying the intersection between their services and public policies/systems
- Conducting background research, context analysis, and case studies to identify evidence-based solutions
- Crafting policy asks that will gain the ear of government and communities
- Building advocacy materials for public distribution such as websites, policy briefs, key messages, etc.
- Developing strategies to constructively engage stakeholders
- Developing evaluation frameworks that measure progress towards policy/systems change
Charla has spent her career focused on improving community outcomes through policy and systems change. A graduate of the Max Bell Public Policy Institute and former Senior Policy Analyst, she has worked on a variety of causes.
Some examples of her work include advocating for:
- Interim Federal Health Care for refugee claimants
- Calgary’s municipal immigrant integration framework
- Access to low-income transit passes
- Alberta’s Social Policy Framework
- Calgary’s poverty reduction Strategy
- Improved regulation of payday lending