Rebecca Sutherns

Based in Guelph, ON, serving organizations in southwestern Ontario and across Canada

Rebecca has worked as a consultant, facilitator and coach in the community benefit sector for 20 years. She holds a PhD in Sustainable Communities and is a Certified Professional Facilitator. Rebecca coaches multi-stakeholder collaboratives and internal leadership teams, helping them with strategy development, community-based research, sustainability planning and program design.

Her content expertise lies in policy development related to the social determinants of health, but she has worked with a wide range of organizations spanning social services (especially food systems/affordable housing/youth engagement), health, education, the arts, water and social enterprise. She is also a coach within Innoweave's Youth Collective Impact module. Rebecca is known for designing collaborative processes that are engaging, insightful and productive. She sits on Boards and is an active community volunteer in other capacities, as well as an entrepreneur. She therefore brings a range of relevant experience to her coaching engagements.

Previous Scaling Impact clients include:

  • Community Health Centres
  • Social Planning Councils
  • Collective Impact collaboratives related to youth engagement, food security and campus/community partnerships
  • Funding agencies including United Ways and Community Foundations
  • Municipal management teams