"Juniper has been a great help to Vancouver Foundation. We needed a consultant who understood the issues facing community foundations and who could help us learn from our work in support of youth in British Columbia. She brought great nuance and depth of analysis around equity and how foundations can be agents of social change. Her writing is clear, her deliverables were timely and her collaborative spirit was much appreciated."
- Kevin McCort, CEO, Vancouver Foundation
Lumiere Consulting offers values-driven leadership and support of the highest quality and integrity. Juniper is highly professional, friendly, thoughtful, a strong writer and a clear thinker. She brings real knowledge and analysis about Canada's philanthropic and not for profit sector. Juniper brings a balance of listening, direction, and perspective and I would trust her in sensitive situations.
- Sara Lyons, Vice President, Community Foundations of Canada
I have had the pleasure of working with Juniper and her team over the past year. Lumiere Consulting provides a unique understanding of the philanthropic sector and its responsiveness to communities' issues and needs. Juniper has a deep insight into the role of foundations as enablers of social change. She has a thorough understanding of the need to link strategic approaches to operational competencies. Lumiere is able to provide thoughtful assessments of strategy and operational analysis that allow organizations like Laidlaw to learn, develop and improve on existing strategies and build learning and expertise.
Juniper is a competent professional who values your time, understands your needs and follows through commitments and delivers. She is wonderful to work with, communicates clearly, and her depth of knowledge of the philanthropic and foundations community makes her a unique and experienced source of support and learning. Highly recommended.
- Jehad Aliweiwi, Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation
We are really grateful for all the hard work, creativity and professionalism of Lumiere Consulting. They supported us in creating key institutional documents - a Theory of Change, strategic plan and risk management plan - and their advice has always been useful. We felt confident working with them.
- International Indigenous Women’s Forum
National Aboriginal Council of Midwives hired Juniper in 2016 to support several initiatives including project management, governance and strategic planning. As an Indigenous organization, NACM values the leadership qualities of listening, conflict resolution, learning and respect. Juniper upholds these values, which are also important to cultural safety and cross-cultural understanding. Juniper is highly motivated and experienced in assisting nonprofit organizations and projects to grow from an idea into fruition. Juniper has strong skills in many areas: evaluation, strategy, governance, advocacy, communications and project development. This makes her a versatile consultant that understands the importance of each function in an organization.
- Evelyn George, former Co-Chair, National Aboriginal Council of Midwives
It's always a pleasure working with Juniper. She consistently brings a depth of knowledge about the non-profit sector in Canada, sharp insights, curiosity, nuanced analysis, and grounded ethical approach, which have proven valuable in supporting Inspirit's work over the past 3 years. I can't recommend her enough!
- Christopher Lee, Director of Programming, Inspirit Foundation
I had the pleasure and delight to work with Juniper on a national three-year Vital Signs research initiative at Community Foundations of Canada that explored the idea of belonging and connection to community. As research lead, Juniper was responsible for sourcing, analyzing and interpreting data; creating a compelling and interesting narrative; and finding stories and examples to bring the data to life. Juniper was a dream to work with on this project. She brought her unique perspective, a sense of curiosity and a dedication to telling and sharing stories of people from across the country.
- Lee Rose, Managing Director, CKX
Our experience of working with Juniper was transformational for our organization. She quickly grasped the needs of our team and adapted her services to fit them. Her deep understanding of the role of grantmaking foundations gave our team confidence in her work and her ability to help us where we needed it the most. Juniper is a strategic thinker, she is a good listener and she delivers what she said she would deliver. Very reliable, Juniper did go beyond our expectations and we recommend her consulting services to many of our partners and grantees without hesitation.
- Violaine Desrosiers, former Executive Director, Pathy Family Foundation
Lumiere Consulting worked with OCTEVAW to support our evaluation and strategic planning. In a concentrated period of time, they were able to make contributions that have greatly nourished our strategic planning and I would be pleased to work with them in the future. Juniper has excellent capacities for strategy, getting to the essence of challenges, and developing solid solutions. Lumiere adeptly assessed our organization's needs and suggested the development of a Theory of Change to unify OCTEVAW's multifaceted areas of work. They pointed out that our organization has been describing its achievements in terms of activities and outputs rather than our impact and results. They assisted us in making the shift towards outcomes-thinking, which improved clarity and communication with board, committees, members and other stakeholders.
- Erin Leigh, Executive Director, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women