Why 'Roundtable' Consulting?

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There is a circle at the heart of every community and project. ​The 'Roundtable' name is a recognition of this powerful vehicle used in Indigenous societies and boardrooms alike. Round tables promote respectful dialogue, where each participant contributes an essential component of the solution.

Our Philosophy

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​​  At Roundtable, we operate with a clear mandate and appreciation of your project objectives and what all of the participants have to offer. We're experienced facilitators and draw value from all that comes to the surface when people feel empowered to speak, share and leave it all on the table! This approach is what drives our processes and creates space for everyone to connect and contribute as they make change together.   

Sebastian Silva, LL.B, LL.M

Principal Consultant

After over a decade building a career in management consulting, non-profit leadership and community organizing, I lead Roundtable Consulting to spearhead work that reflects my commitment to healthy workplaces, effective organizational management and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.  I approach each project with openness and a commitment to quality, bringing experience gained working in various sectors including: 


  • Indigenous non-profit sector and  community organizations
  • Public sector at the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal level
  • Serving the private sector and Crown Corporations


I am a visitor to the coast, with French Canadian, Spanish and Irish ancestry. I am grateful to be living on Salt Spring Island with my family on Coast Salish territory. I have worked with organizations and Indigenous communities across BC, Alberta and the North West Territories.  


My academic background is in law. Initially seeking a career in the public service, I developed as a consultant servicing mostly government and non-profit sector clients. Tackling challenging projects in different industries has given me insight into why teams succeed and appreciation of the value of effective engagement and project governance. 


In addition to my experience in the field, I have continued learning through specialized training in evaluation, process re-engineering, facilitation and project management. I am also a certified mentor in community-based participatory research through the UNESCO Mentors Program. I am fortunate to work with talented subject matter experts including Elders, graphic artists, and other consultants to deliver outstanding value to our clients.   


If you're looking for someone to manage an important project, facilitate a pivotal meeting or develop a polished document, I'm available and would be thrilled to meet.  


Roundtable will always adopt a principled, collaborative approach and deliver what’s important to you. We approach each project as a unique opportunity  to create positive, meaningful and lasting results. We are driven to get the job done and bring out the best in people.

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Associate Consultants

Graham Biggs, BA

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Keisha Amanda Charnley

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Rachel Mason, MA

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Tanya Clarmont, BA

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Marek Tyler, MBA

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​Rosy Hartman, BA

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Robin June Hood, PhD

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Joe Akerman, BA

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Valerie Lannon, MA

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Consulting Teams

Roundtable is honoured to work with respected Elders, accomplished consultants, dynamic youth, talented graphic designers and trusted consulting firms. 



We're hiring

Job Posting for Indigenous Consultant

Roundtable and Arrive Consulting are looking for an Indigenous consultant to join our teams.  We are looking for someone who is an early/mid career professional with a desire to build and apply their skills in : 

  • Facilitation
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Cultural competency  training
  • Development of  educational materials 


The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter with fantastic writing and interpersonal skills.; someone who is dedicated to serving Indigenous communities and organizations and passionate about advancing reconciliation through training and support for organizations.  


If you are that candidate, please review the job posting and apply soon!  We look forward to hearing from you. 

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