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CARISSA HALTON

Principal | Chief Conversationlist

With a career spanning many sectors, Carissa is an authentic leader, supportive advisor and fearless facilitator.

She has worked broadly: in the non-profit sector as the Managing Director of The Mustard Seed Edmonton, in the government sector as a political advisor to the Premier of Alberta and Minister of Seniors and Housing, and in the private sector as a communications consultant and publicist. She is an award- winning journalist, winner of both a National and Alberta Magazine Award and her essays have been anthologized. Her debut book, Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood (University of Alberta Press), was released in 2018 and she regularly speaks to audiences about community development, leadership and employee engagement.


Halton Strategic brings these diverse leadership experiences together, uniquely merging her writer's listening ear, journalist’s perceptive questions, political advisor’s risk analysis and training in facilitation and public engagement.


You can find more about her publications and events here. She is trained in IAP2 method of public engagement.

 

OUR MISSION

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Halton Strategic launched in 2018 with a  mission to help teams and organizations have effective, energizing conversations that move their goals forward. In the year that has followed, our scope has broadened. In our work with non-profit organizations, unions, small business and single-issue campaigns, we've not only helped our clients build plans based on consensus, we've supported implementation. Our unique combination of media and management experience helps our clients with internal and external challenges.

 

OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

ALBERTA FEDERATION OF LABOUR

ALBERTA WORKERS' HEALTH CENTRE

CENTRE TO END ALL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

EDMONTON NATIVE HEALING CENTRE

GOOD NEWS AUTO

HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA

INSTITUTE FOR SEXUAL MINORITIES STUDIES AND SERVICES

IHUMAN

 

AT HALTON STRATEGIC WE BELIEVE:

THE WHOLE IS BETTER THAN ITS PARTS

NO PROBLEM IS INTRACTABLE

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

PLANNING SHOULD BE FUN