Christine Peringer is a facilitator, mediator, collaboration coach and communications trainer specializing in multi-stakeholder planning, negotiation and consensus-building processes.  She works with government, non-profit, private sector and community organizations addressing climate change, the environment, justice, health and other challenges. 

Practice Areas 

  • International and regional multi-party consensus facilitation and mediation
  • Participatory planning and change processes
  • Conflict resolution and team building
  • Restorative Justice facilitation and coaching
  • Collaborative Communication training (from Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication)
  • Sector specialties: nonprofits, government, rural, climate change, environment, health, justice


  • BA
  • JD


1998 – present Facilitator and Collaboration Consultant

  1. In General:

As a process designer/facilitator/reporter/drafter of agreements, I bring:

  • Ability to guide people with differing perspectives through layered decision-making processes to find solutions to complex challenges 
  • Ability to craft custom-designed processes that achieve clients’ goals and that fit the culture, timeline and budget based on years of study and experience
  • Ability to get a group in the “right place” to make their best possible decisions.  I foster acceptance of self and others — rather than judgement — and a sense of possibility and seeing beyond barriers 
  • A way of guiding conflict situations that allows people and groups to learn from each other and proceed together toward their shared goals
  • A track record of producing clear and accurate plans and agreements 
  • Fun, patient, attention to detail, commitment to get it done and passion for developing collaborative ways forward. 
  1. Examples of Planning and Evaluation Projects
  • Results-Based Management (RBM) Training in Extractive Sector
  • Mongolia – Enhancing Resource Management through Institutional Transformation (MERIT)        Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2018 
  • Conducted a needs analysis then delivered RBM training to the evaluation leads of each department of the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Resources Agency of Mongolia so they could work more effectively within government and with the extractive sector
  • Guidelines for Mexico’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 
  • Environment Canada/ Institituto Nacional de Ecologia y Cambio Climatico (INECC), Mexico City, 2012 –2013 
  • Co-designed and facilitated a 7-month multi-stakeholder process to accelerate the production of Mexico’s national greenhouse gas inventory working with the parties from governments, universities, industry and others whose collaboration was necessary to achieve a biennial inventory.
  • Facilitation of Conservation Agriculture Management Team, Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  •      Sub-Saharan Africa was focus; meeting in Toronto, Canada, 2013
  • Designed and led a one-day meeting to create a responsibilities matrix for a new multi-NGO program in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Country Strategy for Municipal Cooperation in Vietnam
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) /Association of Cities of Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 2003
  • Designed, facilitated and drafted a toolkit for a 13-day workshop exposing counterparts from Nepal, Viet Nam and the Philippines to the Canadian association and allowing the exchange of best practices 
  1. Health:  
  •  Collaborative Business Planning for Ontario “Health Links”
  • North Lanark County Health Link, 2016
  • Rideau Tay Health Link (Lanark, Leeds, Grenville) 2013 – 2014
  • Facilitated the decision-making of, and drafted the plans that emerged from, the first ever regional collaborations of the leadership of hospitals and other health and social service agencies to redesign the system of care for the top 5% of health system users. 
  • Regional Strategic Planning with Community Health Centres, Ottawa, Canada, 2011
  • -Worked with numerous community health centres in Eastern Ontario guiding them in gathering stakeholder input, designing and facilitating planning retreats and drafting strategic plans to meet the needs of their region and organizations.
  1. International Development:
  • Monitoring and Measuring Poverty IDRC Publication Focus Group
  • International Development Research Council (IDRC)  Ottawa,  September 2008
  • -Facilitated and reported on a teleconference of international experts reviewing research findings and recommendations regarding Community-based Poverty Monitoring Systems.
  1. Organizational Development:
  • Many workplace team mediations and conflict coaching 
  • North America, 2003-2020
  • Workshop on Operations and Management of Municipal Associations
  • International Centre for Municipal Development 
  • Ottawa, September 2003
  • -Designed, facilitated and drafted a toolkit for a 13-day workshop exposing counterparts from Nepal, Viet Nam and the Philippines to the Canadian association and allowing the exchange of best practices 
  • Leadership in Transition Workshop: Adapting to the CUSO-VSO Merger    
  • CUSO-VSO, September – November  2008
  • -Designed, facilitated and reported on adaptation to change workshops and team planning exercises allowing teams to self-assess and take positive action through the organizational merger of two international development organizations.
  1. Program Evaluation:
  •  Dialogue Process on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 
  • Quaker International Affairs Program
  • Ottawa  March 2004
  • -Conducted stakeholder interviews, produced an evaluation report, and facilitated a consensus-building exercise on governance structure, financial sustainability and stakeholder buy-in.
  •  People and Poverty:  Sustainable Human Development into the Next Millennium   
  • CIDA, Aga Khan Foundation and South Asia Partnership Canada 
  • Ottawa, Canada, October  1999
  • -Co-facilitated a conference seeking “to put human development at the centre of the international agenda”.  It generated ideas for policy change in the areas of education, governance and globalization.
  1. International Human Rights:
  • Burma:  Creating New Policies and Partnerships International Conference    
  • Canadian Friends of Burma, Ottawa, April 1998.
  • -Co-designed and facilitated the conference which brought together the Canadian network of people and organizations working for a free and democratic Burma to formulate recommendation for Canadian government and citizen action.
  1. Environment:
  • The People’s Great Lakes Summits 
  • Canadian Environmental Law Association, Toronto, May and November 2017
  • -Design and Facilitation of planning conferences related to policy advocacy to protect and restore the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River watersheds.
  1. Justice: 
  • Regional Planning in Access to Justice
  • East and Central Region Transformation Project
  • Eastern Ontario, Canada, 2015-2019
  • -Facilitative leadership of the first ever collaboration of 10 community legal clinics to develop and evaluate collaborative projects to improve poverty law services in Central and Eastern Ontario. 
  •  National Family Justice Strategic Framework
  • Dept. of Justice, Canada    
  • Ottawa, Canada , 2011 and 2016
  • -Facilitated the national planning process for the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Coordinating Committee of Senior Officials representing 10 provinces and 3 territorial governments related to Family Justice.
  1. Social Service:  
  • Special Needs Strategy Regional (Lanark, Leeds and Grenville) Planning Process
  • Child Development Centre, Hotel Dieu Hospital/Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and the LLG Special Needs Strategy Table, 2014 – 2015
  • -Facilitated a 9-month process to produce a service integration proposal that improved service delivery among 22 organizations (funded by 4 provincial ministries) for children with special needs to make it work better for families.


English (native;  written and spoken)


  • Oceania
  • Central Asia
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • West Asia
  • Europe
  • Central Africa
  • East Africa
  • North Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • West Africa
  • North America
  • South America