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newpact started with an idea.

To build stronger communities, we must build better organizations.

Whether you lead a food bank, a tech company, a university, or a local bakery, community matters; your community matters. Building it. Supporting it. Growing it. Nurturing it.

Until recently, most organizations considered community engagement and social impact nonessential. But the world is changing.

  • 86% of investors say companies should work for the benefit of all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
  • 73% of consumers say companies must show how they support communities and the environment to win their support.
  • Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. 64% of Millennials will only take a job if their employer has a solid corporate social responsibility strategy.

Social impact is the new standard.

But meeting that standard requires more than a great vision. It requires the right systems and processes. It requires support, guidance, and training for your people. And it requires your organization to build authentic connections within your community.

Fortunately, that’s what we do best.

The newpact collective includes leading strategists and facilitators from the non-profit and for-profit sectors who believe in a people-first approach to organizational development. We build stronger communities by building better organizations.

We’re committed to social justice.

At newpact, we believe in fighting for a world in which everyone has access to the same rights, opportunities, resources, and benefits. That means acknowledging historical inequalities and addressing them through collective action, taking tangible steps to combat discrimination and oppression.

We only work with organizations who share our commitment to social justice–period. If you’re serious about making an impact in your community, we can help you do it.

Our Team


Dwaine Taylor

Founder & Executive Director | Lead Strategist & Facilitator

Dwaine has spent a decade helping charities, nonprofits, and higher education institutions successfully develop community impact programs, establish employee engagement initiatives, and implement equity, diversity and inclusion policies.

Through his work, Dwaine has designed workshops for thousands, mentored dozens of emerging leaders and fundraised over 1 million dollars for charity. His work spans the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors, including the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Carleton University.

Dwaine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master’s in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, specializing in impact measurement and evaluation, social enterprise and social value purchasing.


Tania Gomes

Director of Operations | Lead Strategist & Facilitator

Tania is an experienced business strategist with more than seven years of experience working in sustainability, social impact, and business transformation. She specializes in growth strategy, social impact measurement, operational sustainability and transformation, change management, and social entrepreneurship. 

A believer that what gets measured gets managed and what gets managed gets improved, she’s passionate about working with organizations to ensure that measurement is the cornerstone of every social impact project. As a facilitator, Tania has delivered social justice and leadership development workshops to youth, schools, and corporate groups. She holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management degree from Carleton University and a Master of Business Administration degree from IESE Business School.


Kelsey Gilchrist

Director of Communications | Lead Strategist & Facilitator

Kelsey is a digital marketing strategist, writer, and facilitator who specializes in working with mission-driven organizations. An experienced communicator, she has expertise in content marketing, SEO, social media, copywriting, branding, and data analysis. Through storytelling and community engagement, she helps organizations hone their brand voice and effectively communicate with their audience.

A former student activist, Kelsey co-founded a national student movement to end campus sexual violence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton University.