Who We Are

At Synapse we design and facilitate collaborative processes to help you achieve shared solutions for building resilience within your team, enterprise and/or community. Our expertise is in converting challenging and interconnected environmental, social, community and business issues that are often fractured and confusing into clear, original strategies that constitute systems thinking and catalyze real improvements in overall performance.

what we do

We invite teams to address strategic organizational imperatives and co-create new realities through informed and inspired dialogue. The result: enhanced sustainability literacy, passion to achieve and competence to execute. Our unique and thoroughly tested process is simple, robust and adaptable. We provide the following services:

strategic planning and process management


facilitation, deep listening and synthesis


Team building and community engagement


Sustainability Leadership Training

our work

We work with local governments, leading corporations, non-profits, and academic institutions. We have worked with organizations across Canada and the United States.

our team

David Waldron

David is a Sustainability Professional with considerable expertise in converting complex challenges into clear, original sustainability strategies and world-class results that walk the talk. Formerly a professional civil engineer, Dave has, for 15 years initiated, directed and advised on nationally and internationally leading sustainability movements for local and regional governments, businesses, charitable organizations and universities.


Katie Pease

Katie works with the process of organization change, combining the concepts of systems thinking, collaboration, and strategic planning. Her background is in sustainability, with education and experience in land use planning and community engagement. She holds a Masters degree in Strategic Sustainable Development with training in The Natural Step framework, which she applies in her work with organizations and communities.