Yukon Learn hired Travis to do our strategic plan in 2019, based on a recommendation. The board was so impressed with the guiding principles and methodology he used to create it, that we rehired him in 2022 to create our new plan. Travis goes above and beyond with his work. He has extensive knowledge in economics, strategy, and planning, including with NGOs like Yukon Learn. He is also a great person to work with, and we will continue to seek his strategic advice in the future.
Julie Anne Ames, Executive DirectorYukon Learn Society
Travis has done great and efficient work for us over the years, and as a volunteer, he has supported our NGO professional development series since 2015 by providing strategic planning and evaluation workshops that are well appreciated by our members. I look forward to continuing a working relationship with StrategyNorth on future projects. Do not hesitate to work with Travis, great value!"
Bruno Bourdache, Executive DirectorVolunteer Bénévoles Yukon (VBY)
I highly recommend Travis: he has a passion for this type of work, which is thorough and excellently researched, analyzed and presented. He helps brings to light new and practical ideas that are meaningful to our Nation, while taking the time to get to know people and build relationships. He cares about quality, is dependable and he delivers.
Judy Gingell, Recipient of the Order of CanadaExecutive Elder, Kwanlin Dün First Nation
About StrategyNorth Inc.*
* No relation to Strategies North, a Kamloops-based company formed in 2015.
Over 30 years of experience.
Experience matters. As a governance-based economist, Travis has been advising Councils, Boards and executive teams for over 30 years.
Broad sectoral experience.
Travis has worked in the NWT, Nunavut and the Yukon across a wide-range of sectors, including housing, tourism, conservation, social justice, small business, agriculture and economic development.
Quality research and presentation.
Travis recognizes that hastily-assembled solutions do not build solid foundations for lasting impact. Travis works with your team to understand the operating environment and the needs of those who rely on your organization’s programs and services.
20 years in the Yukon.
Understanding the unique cultural, economic and environmental values of Yukoners is critical to developing and implementing ‘made in the Yukon’ solutions. Southern consultancies likely face a steep and time-consuming learning curve, time better used for getting on with the work.
Respectful Relationships with Yukon First Nations.
Travis has gratefully had opportunities to support Yukon First Nations governments and their citizens, including the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, the Carcross/Tagish First Nation and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.
At a Glance: Recent Projects
Supported the work of the Vulnerable People at Risk Forum and developed the initial draft of “Safe at Home: A Plan to End Homelessness in Whitehorse”.
Strategy to End Homelessness
Across a wide and diverse field of organizations, each plan is fully researched (including client/customer engagement and conducting key interviews), supported by a practical and budgeted implementation plan, and accompanied by a measurable performance management framework.
Over 50 Impact-Based Strategic Plans
Evaluated the Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation’s housing departments, proposed numerous recommendations, and reviewed and revised each First Nation’s housing policies and related job descriptions.
Community Housing Evaluation
Developed a feasibility study for North Star Agriculture regarding the innovative use of indoor, vertical farming in the Yukon.
Food Security in the Yukon: Feasibility Study
Providing two workshops per year (impact-based strategic planning and evaluations) since 2015 in support of the NGO sector.
Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon’s Professional Development Series
For Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon (VBY), developed a feasibility study and business plan for the development of an NGO virtual and physical hub in Whitehorse.
NGO Hub Business Plan
Assessed and developed the governance needs of Yukon governments and NGOs, and provided training, advice and, where required, governance policies.
Board Governance Training for Over 25 Organizations
Supported Public Safety Canada (PSC) and the Yukon Department of Justice in implementing a stakeholder engagement strategy, and drafted the final report (format of which was subsequently adopted by PSC throughout Canada).
Evaluation of Whitehorse Emergency Shelter
Proposed and developed the Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s Pathways to Empowerment and Support Program, and drafted supporting legislation and policies.
An Indigenous Approach to Social Assistance
Developed a comprehensive survey for the Yukon Police Council, and provided a detailed summary of the feedback received.
Community Perceptions of the RCMP
Evaluated KDFN’s innovative Community Safety Officer Program, using RCMP and other data. Evaluation led to the development of a financial/operational plan.
Evaluation of KDFN Community Safety Program
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StrategyNorth Inc. is registered with the Yukon Government's Department of Corporate Affairs, and WCB and CRA/GST-registered. Whitehorse Business Licence #7865.