About Us

Our Mission

To work in partnership with organizations to address real world issues and create innovative and sustainable change

Change Weavers Consulting (CWC) has been working with organizations to create greater change and impact since 2015. Sometimes, change must occur internally before working on the complex issues that organizations are working on in the real world. Sometimes, organizations need help to focus on the key areas they can best make an impact on externally. We understand that this can all be complex and we work in partnership with you to facilitate the needed focus.

CWC understands that there are many threads to bring together for change to occur. There are multiple stakeholders, multiple strategies, and multiple contexts. CWC helps facilitate the weaving of these threads together.

We bring combined experience with evaluation, social sciences research, program planning and implementation, strategic planning and organizational development, advanced meeting facilitation and collective impact expertise to help meet your needs.

We have worked with a variety of organizations and population groups at local, provincial, national and international levels.

CWC is a partner with Sopact Impact Cloud Platform which helps organizations to pull together multi-site, multi-sector, qualitative and quantitative data into usable real-time reports.

We have several key associates working with Change Weavers Consulting and they are brought into the various projects related to the skills needed for the project.

Our Team

Laurie Ringaert, BSc, BMR-OT, MSc
Principal Consultant

Laurie has been involved in program and initiative evaluation, organizational development, social sciences research, strategic planning, and facilitation for over 25 years. She has a background in occupational therapy and community health sciences.

Laurie is a community-based researcher and developmental evaluator and brings various creative methods of evaluation to meet the needs of the client and the project. She brings expertise in theory of change, systems thinking, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and understanding complexity. Laurie is a Canadian Evaluation Association Credentialed Evaluator, a Champion of the Common Approach to Impact Measurement, and is an Impact Measurement Evaluation coach with the McConnell Foundation's Innoweave initiative. She is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society, the American Evaluation Association, the International Association of Facilitators, and the Blue Marble Evaluation Network.

Laurie is a professional facilitator who is certified with GroupMap™ and working on certification as a master facilitator with the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFC). She is also highly experienced as a facilitator of collective impact networks. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been honing her skills on virtual facilitation methods and now uses various virtual platforms for engagement.

Laurie also brings extensive knowledge on creating strategic learning environments, strategic leadership & capacity building. She brings excellent collaboration, facilitation and planning skills to help bring together various levels and types of stakeholders to partner on evaluation and establish mid-to long range strategic planning and policy development.

Laurie has experience in social services and non-profit sectors, particularly with vulnerable and marginalized people and communities. She has experience working with many other sectors including healthcare, environmental, disability, aging, local governments, education, newcomers, and active living.

Experience working with Indigenous organizations, communities and people: