Jessie Sutherland


Director, Intercultural Strategies

An international speaker, trainer, and consultant, Jessie Sutherland works with organizations and communities to engage diversity, build belonging and ignite intercultural collaboration. Her approach creates sustainable change that effectively addresses a wide range of people problems in workplaces and communities. 

Jessie holds an M.A. in Dispute Resolution, is the founding director of Intercultural Strategies, and is the innovator of the award-winning Belonging Matters dialogue and capacity-building framework. She is also a TEDx speaker and author of the best-selling book, Worldview Skills: Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out

Her work has been delivered in over 8 languages and taken Jessie across Canada and around the world to support communities in their efforts to engage both people and systems to address challenging issues such as racism, gender inequity, bullying, reconciliation, youth engagement, addictions, creating welcoming and inclusive spaces and much more. Many of her clients go on to win innovation awards for their work in engaging diversity and igniting innovation to affect real and lasting change.