Community Impact Consulting impressed us at our first initial meeting. Tanya and her staff were able to formalize, summarize, document and identify exactly how to proceed with our project. Tanya’s wealth of knowledge on the inner workings of City Hall was a huge asset to us. She knew right away what we needed to do to present ourselves to the politicians and city planners at Vancouver City Hall, and presented a list of potential allies and various organizations who would support and advocate on our behalf. In summary, Tanya helped us build our capacity to meet and present our cause to community leaders, organizations, and the general public. She also helped us educate them about our historical significance, and our extensive social, environmental, and economic impact on the local community.
Philip Wong, 'Save Produce Row' Campaign
Tanya approaches her work as a planner and community builder with the type of moral and ethical consistency that instills in others trust, confidence and at times I would say even comfort. Her respectful and empathic nature along with her knowledge of practices and trends help to guide the types of interchange that results in plans and strategies that articulate well the diverse and complex needs of communities, with tangible, constructive actions. She honors the fact that there are other ways of knowing and other ways of doing, and brings out the creativity and imagination of those she works with. I highly recommend Tanya, she will be a valuable asset to your team. What's more she is a good and decent person, committed to making this world a healthier more inclusive and just place.
Wes Regan, Community Economic Development Planner,
City of Vancouver
Tanya is a fine planner who has a professional approach to her work and relationships with community representatives and work colleagues. Her depth of experience in social, community and economic planning is founded on hard won experience from years of selfless community volunteering and service to the vulnerable. She has my sincere recommendation for consideration in a future planning position, whether it is in local government or the private sector.
Tom Wanklin, Senior Planner, City of Vancouver
I have worked with Tanya as a board member and colleague for over 10 years. She has a special style and vision to lead people to make a difference. Her strength is to use unique approaches to enable people to participate and to contribute. Tanya is a gifted facilitator, writer and strategic thinker. Tanya has been an asset to the work of Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House.
Donna Chang, Executive Director,
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
Tanya is clearly comfortable taking a leadership role and makes others feel comfortable participating and working together towards a common goal. She has a great ability to think on her feet and to articulate the various opportunities and challenges of a social planning environment. Last but not least, Tanya is a wonderful person. Her warmth, humour and enthusiasm were a real asset to our office and made her a great pleasure to work with.
Leslie Sherlock, Social Planner, City of Richmond
Tanya Fink is positive, flexible, well organized, self-directed, articulate, energetic, and very conscientious. She demonstrates enthusiasm and energy, effective administrative, time management, negotiation, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Mike Lombardi, Former Trustee, Vancouver School Board
I am lucky to serve as a community board member with Tanya. I admire her easy and inclusive facilitation style, her creativity, and her vision. Tanya is a principled mover and shaker in her community, actively fostering leadership and community development skills in others.
Meredith Seeton, Planner, City of Port Coquitlam