As one of Stratos’ founding principals, Stephanie works at the strategic level. She helps senior leaders set their organization’s sustainability vision, create alignment with staff and business processes, and develop sustainability management systems.
Stephanie leads Stratos’ work with the mining sector where she provides strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, performance management and reporting services for such clients as Agnico-Eagle Mines, Sherritt International, Teck, Hudbay and the Mining Association of Canada.
Helping clients strengthen their relationships with local communities is an important pillar of Stephanie’s work. “Those most directly affected by development need to have a voice and should see benefits to their communities, including through local procurement and employment,” she says.
Stephanie is also an experienced facilitator and trainer. “I aim to create an energetic and enjoyable atmosphere,” she says. “I believe that’s essential for true collaboration and partnership.”
As President of Stratos, Stephanie is proud to work with an amazing team. “Every one of Stratos’ employees is bright, passionate and out to make a difference,” she says. “That’s what makes this such a great place to work.”
Joined Stratos: 2000 (Founding Principal)
Specialty: Strategic sustainability planning and stakeholder engagement, primarily for the mining sector
Prior Work Experience:
- Consultant, Jacques Whitford Environment Limited
- Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Nike
- Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, 1995
- Environmental Professional (Certified Environmental Auditor) – Emeritus, 1999
What Stephanie offers:
Stephanie brings a powerful mix of strategic thinking, an ability to effectively engage with senior leadership and a deep understanding of environmental and sustainability management within the mining sector.
Her clients include Agnico-Eagle Mines, Sherritt International, Teck, Hudbay and the Mining Association of Canada. She works with leadership teams to set their organization’s sustainability direction and ensure staff and business processes are aligned with the strategic sustainability vision.
Stephanie is driven by her firm belief that environmental and social considerations need to be deeply embedded in decision making. “They can’t be an afterthought,” she says.
Stephanie also supports her clients in developing effective sustainability management systems, including for community engagement and development, and local procurement and employment.
As an experienced facilitator and trainer, Stephanie is able to create the positive environment needed for true dialogue and collaboration, whether that’s with internal staff or with external partners and stakeholders.
When not working, Stephanie enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, rock climbing or scuba diving. She is a founding member of Nature Canada’s Women for Nature, a network of leading women passionate about enjoying and conserving nature.