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Chris Corrigan

Curriculum vitae


  • 1999 – present Principal, Harvest Moon Consultants, Ltd.
  • 1996 – 1999 Public Information and Consultation Advisor, Federal Treaty Negotiation Office
  • 1994 – 1995 Senior Policy Advisor, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre
  • 1992 – 1994 Policy Advisor, National Association of Friendship Centres
  • 1989 – 1991 Researcher and instructor, Native Management and Economic Development Program, Trent University


1986 – 1991
Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Native Studies/Native Management)
Trent University, Peterborough Ontario.

Honours thesis: Organizational Culture in two Aboriginal Organizations
Recipient of Ralph McEwan Prize for research excellence in Canadian Studies, 1990, Dean’s Honour’s List 1989, 1990, 1991.

Professional and other training

M?i tel’nexw Leadership Transformation Seminar
Mi tel’nexw Leadership Institute

Undoing Racism
People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

Deep Democracy, Level 1

HSD Professional certification
Human Systems Dynamics Institute

Authorized Cynefin Trainer
Cognitive Edge

Cynefin Foundations Training
Cognitive Edge

Advanced Cynefin and Complexity
Cognitive Edge

Cynefin and sensemaker design
Cognitive Edge

Principles Focused Evaluation
Tamarack Institute

Social Labs Creation
Reos Partners

Community based conflict resolution
Justice Institute of BC

Negotiation skills
Justice Institute of BC

The Effective Facilitator
American Association of Management

Facilitation skills for Leaders
University of British Columbia Executive Programs

Whole Person Process Facilitation
Dalar International

Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
Dalar International

Open Space Technology
Dalar International

Creating the Open Space Organization
Dalar International

Open Space and Self-Organizing Systems
Harrison Owen

Art of Hosting
Toke Moeller and the Berkana Institute

Kukkiwon Taekwondo
Black belt (1st Dan)
Master Tony Kook (6th Dan)


Indigenous Social Profit Organizations

  • Vancouver Native Health
  • Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
  • Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre
  • Kwi Awt Stelmexw: Squamish Arts and Culture
  • First People’s Language, Heritage and Culture Council
  • South Island Wellness Society
  • First Nations Leadership Council
  • Aboriginal Housing Management Association of BC
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Greater Vancouver Centre for Aboriginal Business
  • National Centre for First Nations Governance
  • Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association
  • Metis Nation of British Columbia
  • First Nations Education Steering Committee
  • Coastal First Nations
  • Centre for Native Policy and Research
  • Prince George Aboriginal Business Development Centre
  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre
  • Building our Legacy Together
  • M’akola Housing
  • National Aboriginal Forestry Association
  • Vancouver Coastal Interim Aboriginal Authority
  • Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transition Team
  • Coast Salish Training and Employment Society
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services
  • Aboriginal Financial Officer’s Association of BC
  • Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers
  • BC Aboriginal Network on Disability
  • Assembly of First Nations
    • Office of the BC Regional Vice-Chief
    • Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa National Process
    • Chiefs Education Committee
  • First Nations Summit
    • Chiefs Health Committee
  • ACCESS: Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Employment Services
  • Caring for First Nations Children’s Society
  • Council for BC Aboriginal Economic Development
  • First Nations Employment Services
  • Indigenous and Adult Higher Learning Association
  • Odawa Native Friendship Centre
  • BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
  • Nechi Institute for Drug and Alcohol Training and Research
  • Luma Native Housing
  • Lower Mainland Aboriginal Health Council
  • Vancouver Island Aboriginal Health Council
  • Northwest Aboriginal Health Council
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
  • Native Brotherhood of BC
  • Kermode Friendship Centre
  • Fraser Region Aboriginal Planning Committee
  • BC Aboriginal Economic Development Working Group
  • Aboriginal Health Association of BC
  • Prince George Native Advancement and Employment Agency
  • First Nations Fisheries Council

Other Social Profit Organizations

  • posAbilities
  • Commonland Foundation
  • Wyss Academy for Nature
  • Western North Carolina Health Network
  • National Equity Project
  • Friends of the Vancouver Public Library
  • Public Legal Education and Outreach
  • Forest Trends
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival
  • Maryland Mentor
  • Howard County Public Library System
  • St. Leo’s
  • Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC
  • Systems Change Team, Vancouver Foundation
  • Vancouver Japanese Language School
  • Information, Communication and Technology Council of Canada
  • Bowen Island Public Library
  • Hollyburn Family Services
  • Canadian Staff Union
  • Naramata Centre
  • Foundation for Social Change
  • VitalTalk
  • Physicians Leadership Academy, Columbus OH
  • Impact Hub, Amsterdam
  • Social Venture Partners
  • BC Government Employees Union
  • Waterlution
  • Reconciliation Canada
  • Fostering Change
  • Neighbourhood Small Grants Program, Vancouver Foundation
  • Bishop Strachan School
  • Columbus Medical Association Foundation
  • Beyond Sustainability
  • Vancouver Division of Family Practice
  • Whistler Leadership Forum
  • Berkana Institute
  • Center for Courage and Renewal
  • Fetzer Institute for Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • Applied Improvisation Network
  • Tiocht Anair
  • Strengthening Families Illinois
  • Stone Soup Coalition, South Suburbs of Chicago
  • Washington State Family Policy Council
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Streetwork New York City
  • The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
  • Assembly of BC Arts Councils
  • The Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership (ALIA)
  • Split Rock Learning Centre
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • International Association for Public Participation
  • BC Academic Health Council
  • Dalai Lama Centre
  • Centre for Sustainability, Vancouver Foundation
  • Committee Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth
  • United Community Services Coop
  • Society for the Advancement of Non-coercive Education (Windsor House School)
  • Long Beach Model Forest
  • Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
  • Federation of Community Social Services of British Columbia
  • Mycellium
  • Freedom Works
  • Rivendell Retreat Centre

Foundations and philanthropy

  • Hershey Foundation
  • McCreary Centre Youth Foundation
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • Kellogg Foundation
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • The Circle on Philanthropy with Aboriginal People in Canada
  • Bowen Island Community Foundation
  • Columbus Medical Association Foundation
  • The Kettering Foundation

Churches and Faith Communities

  • United Church of Canada
    • General Council
    • BC Conference
    • Edge Network
    • Fraser Presbytery
    • Burrard Presbytery
    • Kootenay Presbytery
    • Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery
    • Victoria Presbtytery
    • St. Aidan’s United Church, Victoria
    • St. Andrew’s United Church, North Vancouver
    • United Churches of Langley
    • Queen’s Avenue United Church
    • Mount Seymour United Church, North Vancouver
    • First United Church, Kelowna
    • Alberni Valley United Church, Port Alberni
    • Squamish United Church
    • Bowen Island United Church
    • Pacific Spirit United Church
  • Episcopalian Church of the USA
    • St. John’s Cathedral, Denver
    • Church Planting and Missional Development, Episcopal Church Center
  • Anglican Church of Canada
    • Diocese of New Westminster
  • Church of England
    • Diocese of Leicester


I have guest lectured, taught, and led strategic initiatives inside many academic institutions.

  • Japan Organizational Development Network
  • Nanzen University, Centre for the Study of Human Relations, Nagoya, Japan
  • University of Tokyo
  • Trinity Western University, School of Arts, Media and Culture
  • University of Texas, Arlington, President’s Office and Provost’s Office
  • University of North Texas, Office of the Provost
  • University of Washington, Board of Deans and Regents and Health Sciences
  • Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Simon Fraser University Dialogue and Civic Engagement Program
  • Royal Roads University, Centre for Health Leadership and Research
  • Academic Health Council of BC
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia
    • Sauder School of Business
    • Office of the Director of Health Sciences
    • Human Resources
    • Faculty of Medicine
    • Office of Access and Diversity
    • First Nations House of Learning
    • Centre for Community-Engaged Learning
  • Simon Fraser University, Chief Dan George Centre
  • University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management
  • Beloit College
  • Queen’s University School of Policy Studies
  • University of Victoria Aboriginal Liaison Office
  • First Nations Technical Institute
  • Quest University Student Society
  • Adler University
  • Capilano University

Canadian Federal Government

  • Environment Canada
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    • Economic Development Branch
    • Social Branch
    • Strategic Planning and Consultation
    • Federal Treaty Negotiation Office
    • Human Resources
    • Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians
  • Health Canada
    • First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Heritage Canada
    • Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres
  • Human Resources Development Canada
    • Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreements
    • National Aboriginal Youth Strategy
  • Elections Canada
  • Parks Canada
    • Western Canada Service Centre
  • Western Economic Diversification
    • Greater Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy
    • Prince George Urban Aboriginal Strategy
    • Regina Urban Aboriginal Strategy
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Pacific Council of Senior Federal Officials
  • New Zealand Department of Labour
    • Community Economic Group
  • United States Government
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

First Nations and Tribal Councils

  • Tsawassen First Nation
  • Tseshaht Nation
  • Winalagalis Treaty Group
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Navajo Nation
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • Nuxalk Nation
  • Cheam First Nation
  • Musqueam First Nation
  • Sliammon First Nation
  • Soowalie First Nation
  • Saulteau Nation
  • Katzie First Nation
  • In-SHUCK-ch Nation
  • Cariboo Tribal Council
  • Nautsamawt Tribal Council
  • Squamish Nation
    • Ta na wa Ns7e?yx?nitm ta Snew?i?yelh
    • Council

Provincial Government and Territorial Government

  • Government of British Columbia
    • Public Service Commission
    • Ministry of Education
    • Ministry of Women’s Equality
    • Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
    • Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services
      • Provincial Aboriginal Social and Economic Strategy
      • First Citizen’s Forum
      • Native Economic Development Advisory Board
    • Ministry of Advanced Education
    • Ministry of Child and Family Development
      • Early Years
    • Ministry of the Attorney General
    • Ministry of Health
      • Island Health Authority
  • Yukon Government

Municipal and Local Government

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District, Indigenous Relations
  • School District 57 (Prince George, BC)
  • Greater Vancouver Regional District
    • Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee
  • City of Vancouver
  • City of Calgary
  • City of Victoria
    • Victoria Urban Development Agreement
  • Cariboo Regional District
  • District of North Vancouver
  • Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District, Alaska
  • Bowen Island Municipality
  • Cordova School Board
  • Town of Squamish


  • The Office of the Representative for Children and Youth BC
  • Community Living British Columbia
  • British Columbia Treaty Commission
  • British Columbia Human Rights Commission
  • Child and Youth Officer for British Columbia


  • Equity Matters
  • Teck
  • Connect Scotland
  • Kaasamine (Estonia) Inclusive Leadership Development Program
  • TLP Group
  • Reos South Africa
  • Leadership Transformation Group
  • Public Radio Capital
  • Winrock International
  • Springwood USA
  • Treadlight Films
  • Karyo Communications
  • Experien
  • Michael Herman Associates
  • Dalar International
  • BC Hydro
  • Tale’awtxw Corporation
  • Boeing
  • Modus
  • Primex Holdings
  • Tchibo

Conference Facilitation, presentations and design

  • Creative Mornings Vancouver, 2021
  • Keynote, International Conference on Knowledge Management, Vancouver BC 2018.
  • Business Improvement Association of BC Conference, 2018
  • Econous 2017 The Canadian Network for Community Economic Development, keynote facilitation
  • Federation of Community Social Services of BC 2007, 2016, 2017, keynote facilitation
  • WK Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Conference 2008, 2009
  • Reclaiming Spirit 2014
  • Orton Family Foundation CommunityMatters 2007
  • Orton Family Foundation Place Matters 2006
  • Live in Public: The Art of Engagement 2008
  • Pegasus: Systems Thinking in Action Conference 2007
  • UN World Urban Forum, Youth Leadership and Governance POD 2006
  • Action Now! Aboriginal Health Professional Education Conference 2002
  • Working Together: A round table on FASD prevention and intervention for Northern BC 2009
  • National Aboriginal Head Start Conference 2002
  • Child and Youth Officer of BC: Say’t Kuulum Goot: Of One Heart. A conference on Aboriginal Youth suicide 2005
  • Opening Space for Giving to Flourish 2004
  • Committee Against The Sexual Exploitation of Youth: No the the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth 2009
  • The People’s Gathering: A conference on youth based human rights monitoring 2006
  • BC Assembly of First Nations: Emerging First Nations Leadership 2003
  • BC Assembly of First Nations Building our Legacy Together youth conference.2002
  • Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers annual conference 2003
  • Caring for First Nations Children conference 2007
  • National Aboriginal Forestry Association Conference 2006
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements world congress 2003
  • Creating a vision of our future: a conference on Aboriginal child and family services governance (The Tsawwassen Accord) 2002
  • Fairbanks Northstar School District: Becoming a Peacemaker, Alaska 2003
  • BC Treaty Commission: “A Just and Lasting Reconciliation: First Nations and Canada” 2010
  • “Hearing our voices today, for tomorrow” National conference on the future of the National Aboriginal Youth Strategy 2003
  • “Improving our practice of Open Space Technology” The ninth annual international Open Space on Open Space 2001
  • “Speaking Truth to Power: Looking at Aboriginal Title in British Columbia” 2001
  • Youth Empowered Solutions: an Open Space for the Aboriginal youth of Vancouver, 2000
  • National Conference on Community Safety and Crime Prevention 1994
  • Water Coller Conversations, Strategic Water Conference, Yukon Government 2016
  • Prince George Urban Aboriginal Strategy Planning Conference 2005
  • Victoria Urban Development Planning conference 2006

Training offered

  • Participatory facilitation, strategy and evaluation workshops.
  • Workshops on complexity and strategy
  • Art of Hosting and Strategic Harvesting
  • Customized facilitation, consultation and conversation training
  • Individual coaching
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