Strengthening organizations and communities by cultivating growth and learning, grounded in what is and what could be
What We Do
Strong Roots Consulting helps build stronger organizations and communities by supporting those that work for good. With core skills in program evaluation and strategic planning, we work alongside changemakers to understand communities and complex issues, develop responsive and effective initiatives, and build the capacity to learn and grow.
We are based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and acknowledge that we live, work, and create on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis.
We work with:
- Community groups
- Non-profit organizations
- Multi-stakeholder partnerships
- Social-purpose businesses
- Government programs, departments, and agencies
Our primary services are:
- Program Evaluation
- Strategic Planning
- Organization Capacity-Building
How We Work
Our work is guided by the following key principles:
- Connect Wholeheartedly
- Look Deeper
- Work With/In the Context
- Focus on Strengths
- Stay Grounded in Purpose
- Dream Pragmatically
- Practice Humility
These principles apply equally to our work in the community with client organizations and to how we operate as a business.
Who We Are
Brian Hoessler is the Founder and Principal consultant of Strong Roots Consulting. Brian completed his Master of Arts degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in the applied field of Community Psychology, with coursework and practical experience in areas including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research, community-based participatory research, and program evaluation. He brings fifteen years of experience applying these skills with organizations and initiatives ranging from grassroots associations to multi-stakeholder collaborations. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring cities, practicing his photography skills, and playing trombone and drums in the Saskatoon Community Band.
Strong Roots Consulting often collaborates with other consultants and community practitioners and has provided placement opportunities for graduate students to complete required practicum hours.
How To Reach Us
Questions? Want to chat? Drop us a line through the form below.
You can also reach us by phone at 306-715-7670.
Our office is located in The Two Twenty co-working space in Saskatoon; feel free to drop by if you’re in the neighbourhood, though please note that we do not maintain regular office hours. (Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Two Twenty is currently closed to visitors).