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Since 2009, in partnership with colleagues at the Centre for Initiatives on Children, Youth and Community at Carleton University (CICYC), Wanda Jamieson and JHG Consulting Network, Inc. Associates have participated in various capacities in the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI). Originating under the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative, SCI involves collaboration among oil sands companies, two northern Albertan communities and a range of institutions and organizations with mutual interest in social sustainability.


It is grounded in a shared vision for safe, healthy sustainable communities, with a focus on youth. The SCI experience in enhancing individual and organizational capacities, and relationship building, and learning and engagement, has yielded many insights about the transformative power of collaboration, which continue to inform our practice.