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Tannis Topolisky

Tannis Topolnisky

Senior Consultant

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

Tannis Topolnisky is a Senior Consultant with Dialogue Partners and has been following her passion for public engagement for the last ten years. She has worked with a variety of sectors and all levels of government across Canada on a wide range of issues from health to heritage conservation to participatory budgeting to contaminated sites. Issues where there is often disagreement, high concern and emotions within communities, impacts on individuals’ quality of life and potential risk to human health. She works with clients to develop meaningful public engagement strategies to help build and maintain strong relationships, and has trained employees on effective engagement processes and evaluation. Her favorite experiences include facilitating these complex and controversial conversations and working with organizations to establish and grow capacity and a culture to spread the practice of great public engagement. She is also a licensed trainer for the IAP2 Certificate in Public Participation.

Her hidden talent: making her kids halloween costumes.
She’s deathly afraid of: snorkelling.
In her next life, she’ll come back as: a tour guide.