Bungalow 968 Consulting Group - Indigenous Employment Skills Training, Small Business Support and Consulting
Training for your people, ongoing support for your business.
Based in Squamish, BC and servicing clients across Canada, Bungalow 968 Consulting Group strengthens people and practises by facilitating engaging training, designing tools and providing creative support to increase profits and inspire people to do great work.
Strengthening people and practices
We have a genuine curiosity and eagerness to work closely with our clients and in alignment with their values, as well as cultural and community themes. Our work supports businesses, First Nations Communities and not-for-profit organizations throughout Canada.
We demonstrate and practise sound moral and ethical principles in our work. We act with honesty, dependability, loyalty, truthfulness and trust.
We value the cultural uniqueness of each client and community and pride ourselves on learning about and incorporating each organizations culture into our programming.
We endeavour to provide clear, informative, inspiring and user-friendly trainings that support the ongoing growth and success of each participant.
We draw on creativity and innovation to help us be nimble, adaptable and seek unconventional solutions to problems.
We are driven to grow our community and the communities of all those we support. We develop meaningful partnerships with Indigenous communities by working together to provide long term, sustainable benefits for local people and each community’s unique goals and needs.
Our Team - Meet Megan Maclure, Founder, Bungalow 968
Meg is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for helping people.
Meg’s background covers working in both the public and private sectors, with organizations in a diverse range of industries including mining, forestry, workforce accommodation, food services, and arts and culture.
Meg is a skilled leader who has overseen the management of people and projects across Canada, often working in Aboriginal Communities developing and facilitating training programs tailored to each Nation’s unique needs. She has a background in Human Resources and Operations Management and is invested in long-term employee development, mentorship and coaching.
Meg is a Mentor, Speaker and Community Partner with Futurpreneur Canada, an internationally recognized mentorship program that supports young Canadian Entrepreneurs. She is the recipient of the WNORTH Accelerate Scholarship, Squamish Chief Reader’s Choice Award Winner, Squamish Chamber Business Excellence Award Winner, an Advising Committee Member for the Squamish Constellation Festival, Member at Large for the Cutting Barriers Employment and Training Association and past Board Director of the Squamish Arts Council.
Bungalow 968 Consulting Group facilitators are experienced facilitators, teachers, professional coaches and mentors. Our facilitators have experience and knowledge in the areas of human resources, education, social work, mindfulness, business management and facilitation within Indigenous First Nation’s Communities across Canada.
Sarah Hart – Facilitator & Program Developer
Sarah is a passionate Facilitator and advocate for social change. She brings a unique combination of skills and education in both corporate Business Administration and public Social Work. Sarah is a regular facilitator at the Minerva Foundation’s Learning to Lead program, works with Back In Motion, supporting individuals on their employment and career paths and was the Employment Services Facilitator and Curriculum Manager for the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Human Resources Management. She’s also a Squamish local who’s invested in community development as well as a Climbing Ambassador for Mountain Equipment Co-Op.
Kristi Mortell – Leblanc – Facilitator & Program Developer
Kristi is a passionate, innovative Educator and Small Business Owner. She has been actively teaching in the British Columbia public school system for 10 years, integrating cross-curricular competencies and social-emotional skills into daily learning. She regularly teaches yoga, mindfulness and meditation and is a recognized and well-loved community contributor who regularly volunteers at various community-based initiatives and events.
Kristi holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, a Certificate in Advanced French as a Second Language from Laval University, is a Certified Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and makes a commitment to continually learning and updating her skills by attending various professional development workshops.
Kailyn Pritchard – Facilitator & Program Developer
Kailyn is an educational facilitator, developer and tutor with a particular interest in facilitating exploratory and curiosity-based learning. She specializes in the development of cooperation, collaboration and teamwork, primarily within the context of mathematical problem solving.
A passionate mathematics advocate, Kailyn uses mathematical challenges to highlight the importance of teamwork and idea sharing as a strong method for problem solving. As a young woman teaching mathematics, Kailyn also emphasizes the importance of considering one’s potential internal biases, or the assumptions one may be inclined to make about the competency of their teammates, in discussions about diversity and inclusion within this environment.
She is the recipient of the Quest University Canada President’s Scholarship, the Len Van Egmond Scholarship, Gibson’s Rotary Club Scholarship and has been recognized both on Quest University’s Presidents List as well as receiving the Keystone Distinction for her Senior thesis.
Kailyn holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences from Quest University Canada and will be pursuing her doctorate degree at Simon Fraser University in late 2020.
Ravneet Minhas – Business Development
Rav is the principal of R Minhas Consultancy and is a J.D. Candidate (2023). She specializes in business strategy development and has experience across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Rav graduated from Quest University Canada in 2018 with her undergraduate degree focused heavily on experiential learning with a high level of academic rigor and personal enrichment. In fulfillment of her degree, she completed an honors thesis titled Understanding Indigenous Peoples Health in Canada: Moving Towards Decolonization. Her thesis focused heavily on Canada’s laws and policies and how they have come to shape Canada’s complex relationship with Indigenous peoples along with impacting their health outcomes.
Currently, Rav is focused on business strategy development and strategic growth planning in a US-based financial tech start-up. She is accountable for idea generation, research and development of new markets, and works to foster relationships with prospective investors.
Rav thrives when faced with complex problems, is eager to learn, is dedicated to community building, and works hard to bring swiss army knife capabilities to every team she joins.
Cydney Lyons – Grants & Business Consulting
Cydney is a strategy and development consultant, working with dozens of teams, non-profit organizations, social enterprises and governments. Her expertise lies in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising, and business modelling where she has successfully raised over 1.5 million dollars in funding for social purpose organizations in British Columbia since 2018.
Having a keen eye for design, Cydney is also skilled in asset development and marketing. Recently, Cydney has served as the Chair of the Squamish Arts Council and continues to work with communities to develop and strengthen the arts and entertainment sector in British Columbia.
She's the principal and founder of C.L Consulting and is a graduate from the University of Waterloo where she acquired honours in the legal studies program. Cydney lives on the traditional and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw in Squamish, British Columbia.
Candee Clark – Graphic Design
Candee brings her tremendous skill, efficiency and genuine love for design to all of her projects. She is a single mama to an adventurous 4-year-old who shares her curious and creative nature. She is constantly teaching herself new ways to create and the list of her hobbies turned professional skills is long. Half of the week she's a full-time, stay-at-home mommy and the other half she's drawing, creating websites, designing annual reports, creating naughty greeting cards, illustrating children’s books, and tromping around kids parties taking photos.