community driven strategies
Facilitating Innovation for Community Good.
Community Driven Strategies is a social enterprise.
We foster experiences to spark citizen-led solutions for a better world.
We believe that citizen driven problem solving creates a stronger community but it’s not always easy. We aim to simplify the process of change with expert facilitation and engagement methods. Our processes guide and empower you to act on your ideas, connect and collaborate effectively with your community and chart a course for change.
Our ultimate goal is to inspire interdependent communities, beginning here in Northumberland County.
Community Design Sprints
Improving our community, one idea at a time.
We’re just as passionate about finding solutions as you are. That’s why we’ve simplify the process of planning action with our Community Design Sprints in order to build change.
Community Design Sprints are completely free and the best way for an activated citizen to initiate change in their community.
For organizations looking to initiate transformative change.
We help organizations, associations and businesses achieve solutions that address their problems in a systemic, holistic and lasting way. Our processes reveal and build internal capacity, because we aren’t the heroes in your story, you are.
We draw from a broad range of tools and approaches depending on your specific needs.
Jeff Wheeldon is a community organizer based in Brighton.
His academic training equipped him with both a systems mindset and a deep desire to help people and communities flourish.
He has run for public office at every level in this region, and remains actively involved in the community, giving him direct knowledge of current issues and access to a broad network of stakeholders here.
He strives to moderate differences and divisions, and root political discussions in our shared goals, to allow us to work together for a better future.
Jeff Wheeldon (BA, MA)
Community Connector and Advocate
Jenny Whyte is a Collaborative Design Strategist based in Port Hope.
With years of experience in research, design strategy and facilitation, she has consulted and executed creative insights and outcomes for a variety of industries and problem sets.
She is committed to driving impactful community driven solutions and future minded strategy, and is passionate about unleashing capacity through collaboration.
Jenny Whyte (BA, BEd, MDes)
Collaborative Design Strategist