Carolyn Hedley

, BSc, MES

Carolyn is a strategic problem solver. She combines her management consulting and scientific backgrounds to provide advice and support to Stratos clients, including governments and regulators, non-profit organizations, and industry.

Carolyn enjoys wrestling information and ideas into strategic results, whether it is for capacity development, communications, governance, engagement, or performance measurement. She turns complex concepts into tangible solutions that advance sustainable resource development.

“One of the best things about working at Stratos – apart from my amazing colleagues – is the diversity of work,” Carolyn says. She also appreciates building relationships with the interesting and knowledgeable people she meets on the job.   

Joined Stratos: 2007

Specialty: Leading research studies and reviews on key sustainability issues; performance measurement; facilitation and engagement support.

Prior Work Experience:

  • Intrinsik Environmental Sciences
  • School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University


  • Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Queen’s University, 2002

What Carolyn offers:

Carolyn is a strategic problem solver whose experience with collaborative engagements makes her particularly effective in serving the public sector.

“While individual actions have impact, government policy can lead to major advancements in sustainable development,” Carolyn says.

She supports her clients through strategy development, research and analysis, engagement design and implementation, capacity building, and performance management.

Her recent clients include:

  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Ivey Foundation
  • Marine Plan Partnership (MaPP) for the North Pacific Coast
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission
  • Natural Resources Canada – Major Project Management Office

Carolyn’s work has focused on Canada’s North. “Working in Canada’s North allows me to become engaged in so many important issues, from contaminated sites management, to land use planning and marine management” says Carolyn.  

She is also experienced in regulatory development and reform within the energy and mining sectors, at the federal and provincial levels.

Carolyn lives in BC’s Okanagan, which brings a unique western perspective to the team. When not at work, Carolyn loves exploring wild spaces, swimming (especially in open water), and spending time with her family.