Deborah Hinton

Strategy, she/her

Deborah guides clients to discover and explore insights, achieve breakthrough ideas, catalyse change and build momentum towards their social impact goals.

She perfectly melds her instinctive strategic mindset with curiosity, connecting people and ideas to help her clients strengthen their communities and increase their impact. Her deepest desire is to foster sustainable change with clients. Having a wide-ranging career, she has worked for 30 plus years with teams of all kinds to help them elevate and achieve organisation’s goals. For Deborah, there is no greater satisfaction than to see projects evolve into something beyond what her clients could even have imagined.

She co-founded a community-driven interfaith project, CivitasX, that delivers meals to unhoused individuals and encourages mutual learning through person-to-person conversations. After becoming a Climate Reality Leader she volunteered as co-lead with a UK not-for-profit working to certify Climate Change Teachers. This experience sparked Deborah’s present interest in finding ways for older generations to be allies to younger generations who are facing the consequences of the climate crisis. She has since been certified in Carbon Literacy. Deborah is committed to taking actions big and small in favour of people and the planet.

Deborah is also a big fan of visiting contemporary art and photography collections. She is an impassioned cook and entertainer, and she occasionally ventures into the fields of architecture and urban planning, too.

A peek into Deborah’s life

You might find her walking along the Lachine Canal or up Mount Royal, always keeping Marshall McLuhan’s quote in mind, “There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.”