About CommonThread

Vision Statement:

What do we hope to accomplish?
A community that is interconnected, capacity rich and efficient in implementing positive change.

What We Do:

Facilitate. Research. Act

Facilitate. Research. Act.
First we need to know what the issue is, what solution we are looking for or what it is we need to know (facilitate). We then need to spend time collecting that information and learning from/with the community (research) and finally we will have collected this information for a purpose and will use this information to act on community or organizational change (Act).

Facilitate: We help you identify priorities, work through organizational challenges and create applicable plans and programs to further the social missions you strive for.

How do we do this?

  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Facilitated Discussions to:
    • Develop collaborative skills
    • Build organizational capacity
  • Historical/environmental scans
  • etc.,

Research: We conduct participatory community based-research and evaluation with you to address specific issues, programs, projects and community outcomes.

How do we do this?

  • Evaluation
    • Utilization Focused Evaluation
    • Summative/Formative Evaluation
    • Empowerment Evaluation
  • Community-based research
  • Participatory-action research.

Act: We support organizations and other groups to implement appropriate action when working in the community.

How do we do this? – Each project will be unique.
Example actions may include:

  • Awareness campaigns or community events
  • Program or organizational change
  • Creative dissemination of results
  • Actions may be aimed at program, organizational or community level change.

Get in Touch

At Common Thread Consulting,
our vision is a community that is interconnected, capacity rich and efficient in implementing
positive change.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.


“Natalie is one of the most consultative people I've had the pleasure of working with. She is able to start with a skeleton of an idea and bring it to fruition. She is youth focused, engaging, and always enthusiastic.”
by Lila Read, Principal at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School