Jessie is very passionate about her work and has the capacity to deal with complex and challenging situations. She is a great facilitator and has the ability to enable multiple voices to be heard in complicated processes.
Working with Jessie enabled us to put on our best event yet through engaging culturally diverse communities to work together to address the overdose crisis.
The Finding Home Program is one of the best approaches I know of. It builds that sense of belonging and inclusion for everyone, laying the foundational building block for reconciliation on the political and economic levels.
Thank you Jessie for a truly insightful and perspective-changing presentation. Your skills at relationship building and trust establishment were clearly demonstrated. We so appreciate you sharing your insights, time and expertise on Aboriginal Engagement at our annual conference.
“It is amazing to see multicultural individuals to come together as one group with a common purpose and then move forward together in remarkable ways.”
“As a society, we need to shift from reactive mode to a prevention mode like what Finding Home™ provides. The more that we hear the voices of people impacted the most, the more respectful the process and the better the outcomes. We need to support grassroots and community empowerment processes to achieve prevention and real change.”
“We love Finding Home™. Anyone who wants to do a piece of creative community development, around any issue, should talk to Jessie. The relationships built in this way are sustainable relationships.”
Jessie Sutherland is a visionary. Her work draws upon decades of international work for peace and justice, and compliments it with her synthesis of the most cutting edge-scholarly research in the fields of dispute resolution and intercultural dialogue. Like the great Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, she is able to present profound and transformative insights, in simple, digestible format. As a result, those who attend her presentations leave feeling empowered, and equipped with practical tools that they can use to become instruments of transformation in their own communities.
The Finding Home™ presentation and material was beautifully simple and impactful. I was struck by how engaged the audience was with Jessie Sutherland’s humanistic presentation style.
I really enjoyed the keynote and the morning address! You provided the opportunity to share and …you brought the whole emphasis of fostering a restorative worldview down to our level. It was neat that humour and laughter played a key part in your presentation.