HELPING OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES

The not-for-profit and social enterprise sector is an important part of the fabric that keeps our community strong and relevant, and it has been good to us. So, we like to give back in the best way we know how, by offering our time and team of specialized consultants.

Osborne Selects YouQuest for Hands-Up Initiative

Osborne Interim Management has selected YouQuest as the not-for-profit it will be providing pro-bono support to for the next year as part of its “Hands-Up for Charity” initiative. The idea of using a team approach to provide a “hands-up” evolved naturally from the not-for-profit work Osborne has been undertaking in recent years coupled with the extensive volunteerism of its Principals and Advisors.

“The idea of doing something like this achieved immediate and wide spread support from our Practice members, but what was a real challenge was selecting one organization from such an impressive group of applicants,” commented Mark Olson, Managing Partner. “I would like to acknowledge the Children’s Wish Foundation-Southern Alberta, BB4CK (Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids) and I Can for Kids for the wonderful and very important work they are doing in our community.”

YouQuest is a new not-for-profit association based in Calgary created to improve quality of life for people living with young onset dementia and their families. According to the most recent (2016) statistics over 1,300 adults aged 40-64 in the Calgary Health Zone have been diagnosed with dementia, and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute is reporting 92 new cases every year.

Myrla Bulman and Cindy McCaffery are the co-founders of YouQuest, launching as Calgary’s first wellness community for active people with ‘U65’ dementia at the Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Days at YouQuest are co-planned with participants and mean the difference between active enjoyment and living a sedentary life of isolation.

“We’re thrilled to have the broad experience of the Osborne Interim Management team to support our growth,” commented Myrla Bulman. “YouQuest offers individuals with young onset dementia the dignity of freedom to move and make decisions. The respect to be purposeful and visible in the community. The grace of living well according to personal interests.”

Our Clients

We’ve been fortunate enough to work with some very impressive not-for-profits, social enterprises and companies. To download our client list as a PDF, please click here.

Representative Case Studies

Below are case studies showcasing the successes we’ve had working with our not-for-profit and social enterprise clients.

A Sampling of Our Not-For-Profit & Social Enterprise Clients

AVAC
B.C. Seafood Alliance
Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada
Calgary Addiction and Mental Health Council
Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
Calgary Construction Association
Calgary International Film Festival
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Constitution Foundation
Canadian Diabetes Association
Champions Career Centre
Chiniki Cultural Centre
Foothills Foundation
Garneau United Assisted Living
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Foundation
Habitat for Humanity – Red Deer
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
Impact Society
Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council
Lougheed House
Meticulon/Autism Calgary
Mustard Seed Ministries
SeedWorks
Simon House Recovery Centre
Stockmens Memorial Foundation
Strathcona Health Society

Man High Fiving Child

A Youth Serving Organization was Seeking an External Project Manager to Conceptualize and Deliver a National Training Framework

Dentist

A Charitable Non-Profit Society Needed a Project Leader to Develop Key Deliverables Including a Financial and Operational Analysis of its Business Model

A Start-Up Social Enterprise Required an Environmental Scan to Determine What Service Offering Would be Successful and Scalable, and to Identify Potential Partners

A Marketing Department of A National Association Required New Course Material to be Delivered Over Multiple Platforms

A Community Association Required a Plan for a Saturday’s Farmers’ Market that Would Draw Patrons From Other Parts of the City

An Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centre Was in Need of an Interim CEO to Help Stabilize the Organization and Lead the Process to Find and Transition to New Leadership

A Human Resources Industry Sector Council Needed Research, Analysis and Recommendations to Generate Revenue

A Not-for-Profit Society Needed Advisement on How to Remedy Office Policies and Procedures to Ensure Governmental Compliance

Financial Best Practices to Align With a New Organizational Structure Was Required for a Large Provincial Not-for-Profit Organization

An International Festival Required a Capacity Expansion Plan to Allow the Organization to Significantly Increase Financial Resources Over a Three Year Period