Helping Organizations Make Their Vision a Reality

Our Clients

Turtle Island Consulting Services Inc. provides management consulting services that meet the needs of organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We have a proven track record of completing challenging and complex assignments with national, provincial and local Indigenous organizations, academic institutions and governments.

Indigenous Organizations

  • Aboriginal Business Service Network – proposal writing and troubleshooting, business planning, organizational networking
  • Algonquins of Ontario – forest resource specialist advisory services
  • Algonquins of Pikwakanagan – mental health program planning and strategic communications
  • BC Assembly of First Nations – strategic planning
  • Carden Consulting – strategic planning and co-facilitation, and leadership/governance program editorial review
  • Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations – business planning
  • First Nations Agricultural Lending Association – business planning, governance troubleshooting
  • First Nations’ Emergency Services Society – research analysis, report writing, strategic communications and extension on occupational health and safety culture of BC's Aboriginal Fire Crews and Emergency Service Personnel (funded by WorkSafeBC); research analysis on Indigenous leadership in structural firefighting (funded by WorkSafeBC); program design, proposal writing and troubleshooting; strategic planning; performance measurement and reporting; research analysis on cultural burning revitalization (funded by First Nations Adapt Program - Indigenous Services Canada); job and compensation analysis
  • First Nations Forestry Council – report writing/strategic communications and proposal writing
  • First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative – strategic planning, facilitation, performance measurement, financial management and administration
  • First Nations Public Service Secretariat – curriculum/workshop development
  • Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society – meeting facilitation
  • Métis Nation British Columbia – electoral management/administration and facilitation of medium to large scale annual provincial meetings
  • Metro Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy Steering Committee – strategic planning
  • National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association – strategic planning and communications facilitation, organizational networking and troubleshooting
  • Oweekeno Nation – management training/staff development
  • Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association – report writing, project design and related business planning
  • Siska Indian Band – report writing, workshop planning and facilitation
  • Tribal Resources Investment Corporation – proposal writing, job analyses, operational planning, corporate strategic planning, strategic communications, executive coaching, strategic information troubleshooting and organizational networking
  • Tsartlip First Nation – human resource management/ organizational development and program/policy review
  • Tsawout First Nation – human resource management/organizational development
  • United Native Nations Society – electoral management/administration

Academic & Extension Institutions

  • FORREX – research report writing
  • Royal Roads University – strategic planning and report writing, and graduate thesis supervision
  • University of British Columbia – research analysis, report writing, strategic communications and extension on climate change adaptation and resiliency in the South Selkirks Region (funded by the Future Forest Ecosystems Scientific Council of British Columbia and BC Hydro)
  • University of Lethbridge – professional writing for the Canadian perspectives on career development practice textbook (funded by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling)
  • University of Victoria – curriculum/course development in Indigenous helping and healing for the UVic Counselling Psychology program (Faculty of Education)

Government of Canada

  • Health Canada – strategic planning and report writing
  • Human Resources & Social Development Canada – human resource management research report writing
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada – performance evaluation and assessment
  • Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada – administration/management of 13 staff who carried out research analysis services for IRSRC
  • Natural Resources Canada – funding the Giving Voice to Cultural Safety of Indigenous Wildland Firefighters in Canada research project; occupational health and safety (and cultural safety) research and report writing

Not-For-Profit Organizations

  • Canadian Institute for Climate Choices – virtual circle facilitation and report writing on Indigenous engagement and research
  • Community Futures British Columbia – co-facilitation and strategic planning
  • FireSmart Canada – project management and coordination for inaugural Indigenous-informed FireSmart book for Indigenous community members – Blazing the Trail: Celebrating Indigenous Fire Stewardship
  • Genome Canada – Indigenous engagement and partnership strategy development
  • Literacy Victoria – governance troubleshooting, community learning and cross-cultural engagement, sustainability planning, Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills project administration, strategic communications, lead writer for the Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) Pilot Project Final Report. This project was recognized in Canada by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) and Canadian Career Development Foundation’s Essential Skills Inventory as a best/effective practice in adult literacy and essential skills program and framework design.

Private Sector Organizations

  • Roundtable Consulting – advisory support on Indigenous cultural safety