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Chris Corrigan
RR#1 E3
Bowen Island, BC
Canada V0N 1G0

+1 604 947 9236

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Chris Corrigan

Curriculum vitae


  • 1999 – present Principal, Harvest Moon Consultants, Ltd.
  • 1996 – 1999 Public Information and Consultation Advisor, Federal Treaty Negotiation Office
  • 1994 – 1995 Senior Policy Advisor, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre
  • 1992 – 1994 Policy Advisor, National Association of Friendship Centres
  • 1989 – 1991 Researcher and instructor, Native Management and Economic Development Program, Trent University


1986 – 1991
Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Native Studies/Native Management)
Trent University, Peterborough Ontario.

Honours thesis: Organizational Culture in two Aboriginal Organizations
Recipient of Ralph McEwan Prize for research excellence in Canadian Studies, 1990 Dean’s Honour’s List 1989, 1990, 1991.

Professional and other training

Community based conflict resolution
Justice Institute of BC

Negotiation skills
Justice Institute of BC

The Effective Facilitator
American Association of Management

Facilitation skills for Leaders
University of British Columbia Executive Programs

Whole Person Process Facilitation
Dalar International

Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
Dalar International

Open Space Technology
Dalar International

Creating the Open Space Organization
Dalar International

Open Space and Self-Organizing Systems
Harrison Owen

Art of Hosting
Toke Moeller and the Berkana Institute

Kukkiwon Taekwondo
Black belt (1st Dan)
Master Tony Kook (5th Dan)


Aboriginal Social Profit Organizations

  • First People’s Language, Heritage and Culture Council
  • South Island Wellness Society
  • First Nations Leadership Council
  • First Nations Health Council
  • Greater Vancouver Centre for Aboriginal Business
  • National Centre for First Nations Governance
  • Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association
  • Metis Nation of British Columbia
  • First Nations Education Steering Committee
  • Coastal First Nations
  • Centre for Native Policy and Research
  • Prince George Aboriginal Business Development Centre
  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre
  • Building our Legacy Together
  • M’akola Housing
  • National Aboriginal Forestry Association
  • Vancouver Coastal Interim Aboriginal Authority
  • Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transition Team
  • Coast Salish Training and Employment Society
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services
  • Aboriginal Financial Officer’s Association of BC
  • Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers
  • BC Aboriginal Network on Disability
  • Assembly of First Nations
    • Office of the BC Regional Vice-Chief
    • Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa National Process
    • Chiefs Education Committee
  • First Nations Summit
    • Chiefs Health Committee
  • ACCESS: Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Employment Services
  • Caring for First Nations Children’s Society
  • Council for BC Aboriginal Economic Development
  • First Nations Employment Services
  • Indigenous and Adult Higher Learning Association
  • Odawa Native Friendship Centre
  • BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
  • Nechi Institute for Drug and Alcohol Training and Research
  • Luma Native Housing
  • Lower Mainland Aboriginal Health Council
  • Vancouver Island Aboriginal Health Council
  • Northwest Aboriginal Health Council
  • Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
  • Native Brotherhood of BC
  • Kermode Friendship Centre
  • Fraser Region Aboriginal Planning Committee
  • BC Aboriginal Economic Development Working Group
  • Aboriginal Health Association of BC
  • Prince George Native Advancement and Employment Agency

Other Social Profit Organizations

  • BC Government Employees Union
  • Beyond Sustainability
  • Vancouver Division of Family Practice
  • Whistler Leadership Forum
  • Berkana Institute
  • Fetzer Institute for Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • Applied Improvisation Network
  • Strengthening Families Illinois
  • Washington State Family Policy Council
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Streetwork New York City
  • The Patnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
  • Assembly of BC Arts Councils
  • The Kettering foundation
  • The Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership
  • Split Rock Learning Centre
  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • International Association for Public Participation
  • BC Academic Health Council
  • Dalai Lama Centre
  • McCreary Youth Foundation
  • Centre for Sustainability, Vancouver Foundation
  • Committee Against the Sexual Exploitation of Youth
  • United Community Services Coop
  • Society for the Advancement of Non-coercive Education (Windsor House School)
  • Long Beach Model Forest
  • Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements


  • Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Simon Fraser University Dialogue and Civic Engagement Program
  • Royal Roads University, Centre for Health Leadership and Research
  • Academic Health Council of BC
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia
    • Sauder School of Business
    • Office of the Director of Health Sciences
    • Human Resources
    • Faculty of Medicine
    • Office of Access and Diversity
    • First Nations House of Learning
  • Simon Fraser University, Chief Dan George Centre
  • Beloit College
  • Queen’s University School of Policy Studies
  • Universty of Victoria Aboriginal Liaison Office
  • First Nations Technical Institute

Federal Government

  • Environment Canada
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    • Economic Development Branch
    • Social Branch
    • Strategic Planning and Consultation
    • Federal Treaty Negotiation Office
    • Human Resources
    • Office of the Federal Interlocotur for Metis and Non-Status Indians
  • Health Canada
    • First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Heritage Canada
    • Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres
  • Human Resources Development Canada
    • Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreements
    • National Aboriginal Youth Strategy
  • Elections Canada
  • Parks Canada
    • Western Canada Service Centre
  • Western Economic Diversification
    • Greater Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy
    • Prince George Urban Aboriginal Strategy
    • Regina Urban Aboriginal Strategy
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Pacific Council of Senior Federal Officials
  • New Zealand Department of Labour
    • Community Economic Group

First Nations and Tribal Councils

  • Winalagalis Treaty Group
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Navajo Nation
  • Quinault Indian Nation
  • Nuxalk Nation
  • Cheam First Nation
  • Musqueam First Nation
  • Sliammon First Nation
  • Soowalie First Nation
  • Saulteau Nation
  • Katzie First Nation
  • In-SHUCK-ch Nation
  • Cariboo Tribal Council
  • Nautsamawt Tribal Council

Provincial Government

  • Government of British Columbia
    • Ministry of Women’s Equality
    • Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
    • Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services
      • Provincial Aboriginal Social and Economic Strategy
      • First Citizen’s Forum
      • Native Economic Development Advisory Board
    • Ministry of Advanced Education
    • Ministry of Child and Family Services
    • Ministry of the Attorney General

Municipal and Local Government

  • School District 57 (Prince George, BC)
  • Greater Vancouver Regional District
    • Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee
  • City of Vancouver
  • City of Calgary
  • City of Victoria
    • Victoria Urban Development Agreement
  • Municipality of Bowen Island
  • Cariboo Regional District
  • District of North Vancouver
  • Fairbanks Northstar Borough School District, Alaska


  • British Columbia Treaty Commission
  • British Columbia Human Rights Commission
  • Child and Youth Officer for British Columbia


  • Kaasamine (Estonia) Inclusive Leadership Development Program
  • Reos South Africa
  • Leadership Transformation Group
  • Public Radio Capital
  • Winrock International
  • Springwood USA
  • Treadlight Films
  • Karyo Communications
  • Experien
  • Michael Herman Associates
  • Dalar International
  • BC Hydro
  • Tale’awtxw Corporation
  • Boeing

Conference Facilitation and design

  • Food and Society Conference 2008
  • CommunityMatters07
  • Place Matters 06
  • Live in Public: The Art of Engagement
  • Systems Thinking in Action Conference
  • UN World Urban Forum, Youth Leadership and Governance POD
  • Action Now! Aboriginal Health Professional Education Conference
  • Working Together: A round table on FASD prevention and intervention for Northern BC
  • National Aboriginal Head Start Conference
  • Say’t Kuulum Goot: Of One Heart. A conference on Aboriginal Youth suicide
  • Opening Space for Giving to Flourish
  • No the the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth
  • The People’s Gathering: A conference on youth based human rights monitoring
  • Emerging First Nations Leadership
  • Building our Legacy Together youth conference.
  • Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers annual conference
  • Caring for First Nations Children conference
  • National Aboriginal Forestry Association Conference
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements world congress
  • Creating a vision of our future: a conference on Aboriginal child and family services governance (The Tsawwassen Accord)
  • Becoming a Peacemaker
  • “A Just and Lasting Reconciliation: First Nations and Canada”
  • “Hearing our voices today, for tomorrow” National conference on the future of the National Aboriginal Youth Strategy
  • “Improving our practice of Open Space Technology” The ninth annual international Open Space on Open Space
  • “Speaking Truth to Power: Looking at Aboriginal Title in British Columbia”
  • Youth Empowered Solutions: an Open Space for the Aboriginal youth of Vancouver
  • National Conference on Community Safety and Crime Prevention

Training offered

  • Open Space Technology Workshops offered in Canada, the United States and New Zealand
  • Art of Hosting
  • Customized facilitation, consultation and conversation training