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Building Sustainable Communities

Research and consulting services focused on building equitable, sustainable, and collaborative communities, organizations, and food systems

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Research & Consultation to Social Purpose Organizations


  • Project Management and Partnership Building

  • Development and Strategic Planning

  • Impactful Governance

  • Co-Design Processes & Implementation

Areas of Expertise and Interest

  • Climate Justice

  • Equity and Inclusion

  • Food Systems

  • Behavioural Insights

  • Social Finance

  • Community Building

  • Leadership Development & Youth Development

  • Feminist Organizations & Governance

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About Us

Sophie Duncan (She/Her)

Sophie is a researcher and consultant working at the intersections of social, economic, and environmental justice issues, with expertise in food systems, sustainable rural development, social finance, behavioural insights, and equity and inclusion. Sophie currently consults to international feminist and human rights organizations on equity and inclusion and co-designs and co-manages the Leading Social Justice Fellowship, a partnership program of the United Way Greater Toronto and UofT's School of Cities. Her previous work includes collaborating with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on a new development strategy, applying a behavioural insights lens to food systems research with BI.Org, and leading food access and community development programming. 

Sophie holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, was a Fulbright Researcher in Morocco, and speaks English, French, and Moroccan Arabic. She is a board member at the Fair Finance Fund, a non-profit social finance fund for local food and farm enterprises.

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We are grateful to live, work, and learn as settlers within Treaty 18 territory, the traditional lands and home of many Indigenous peoples, including the Tionontati (Petun), Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Wendat, and Mississauga peoples.

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