Media and Publications

How Belonging Matters Reached 2.5 Million People…

Initially entitled “Finding Home,” Belonging Matters was used as the framework for the Elder Financial Abuse Awareness Project, a regional initiative in British Columbia. 


Over the 1.5-year project, the Elder Financial Abuse participants brought their learning and insights to their local communities through direct connections (presentations, skits, orientations, and public speaking videos).


The project was also widely covered by the media through TV, newspapers, articles, and radio. Combined, this Belonging Matters project had an estimated reach of 2.5 million people.

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If you’re looking to connect directly with Jessie about an event, television appearance, podcast, speaking engagement, radio interview, news segment, or article quote, please click below.

CBC Interview with Jessie Sutherland

CBC Interview with Jessie Sutherland

Intercultural Strategies: In the Media

Jessie is happy to work with you to bring the message of Belonging Matters to your viewing/listening community. She has been featured on TV and radio shows, magazines, podcasts, and online shows. Below,  you'll find a chart of Jessie Sutherland’s media appearances and publications.

What Media Hosts Are Saying...

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Rod Janz Podcast/Video Consulting

I would gladly interview her again.

It was a pleasure to interview Jessie for the Get Inspired Talks podcast. She is an engaging and informative guest and has a real passion for what she is doing. She came prepared and did a great job of sharing the interview once it was published. She has remained in contact, which has been wonderful. I would gladly interview her again.

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Tom Dutta Film/Radio Producer, Host of The Quiet Warrior Show

Her narrative and stories are well researched and most importantly, relatable to the world.

I saw Jessie on stage taping a TEDx talk and was compelled to interview her on my Radio Show. There are egocentric people and then there's Jessie...authentic and egoless. She has taken a lifetime of experiences, both locally and with a world view, and turned both good and traumatic events into empowerment.

Her body of work fascinates me and spans across the topics of culture, belonging, anti-bullying and much more. Her narrative and stories are well researched and most importantly, relatable to the world. I recommend any company or organization that believes "tending to our belonging can transform the world" and create business and personal success and happiness. Engage her for a coffee to find out Who she is, What she has, and Why you should care to engage her.

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Nav Nagra Communications & Marketing Manager, Take a Hike Foundation

[Jessie’s] episode is still a frequently shared favourite.

Jessie Sutherland was an absolute joy to have as a guest on Vantage Point's podcast, From Our Vantage Point. Jessie brought her expertise on how to create belonging and unity on boards and within organizations. She shared with our audience the importance of establishing a sense of belonging as a team and the impact it can have.

Jessie's valuable knowledge is still shared today as her episode is still a frequently shared favourite.

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This is one of the most popular episodes...

As a broadcaster, journalist, and life-long learner, one of my most memorable conversations has been with Jessie as we tackled the many systemic issues facing our community and our world.

She understands how to have difficult conversations, how to champion our vulnerabilities and applaud our successes. Jessie encourages the best in all of us, not through critique but by recognizing and addressing the better parts of us. It’s this rare and exceptional gift that I have observed when we were on the air and no doubt why the feedback was so exceptional.

This is one of the most popular episodes at theconversationlab.ca with hundreds of downloads and listens as a weekly podcast.

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Chantal Boisse M365 Trainer & Public Speaking Expert

She shared so much value to listeners in such a true and authentic way.

I first got to know Jessie as my guest on my podcast, focused on women embracing public speaking. She is a fascinating woman with a wealth of experience and skills in building a culture of belonging. What a pleasure it was to learn about her public speaking stories!

She shared so much value to listeners in such a true and authentic way. We had such a great time that Jessie eventually came to me so we could co-create her visuals for a big UNESCO event she was speaking to. That is when I got an even deeper sense of how skilled she is to bring people together, whatever their social and cultural differences.

Any individuals in need to learn more about a culture of belonging, or organisations needing to bring their teams closer together culture-wise should consider bringing in Jessie. They will get a novel and effective new way to look at their own culture of belonging.

Jessie Sutherland in the Media

Jessie Sutherland in the media

As Seen On...

Media / Organization

Topic (& Link)

Date

Nation

Nation

1996-09-27

Cantilevers

Cantilevers

1999

NDHR - National Day of Healing and Reconciliation

NDHR Newsletter

2004-06

NDHR - National Day of Healing and Reconciliation

NDHR Newsletter

2004-08

InterChange4Peace

InterChange4Peace

2005

The Scrivener

The Scrivener

2006

Initiatives of Change - Canada

IofC: Initiatives of Change

2007

TheSource

The Source

2007-02

TAN - The Afro News

The AFRO News

2007-04

Initiatives of Change - Canada

IofC: Initiatives of Change

2008

The Independent Times

The Independent Times

2009

The Scrivener

The Scrivener

2010

CBC-Radio-Canada

Radio Canada

2010-11-01

CTV News

CTV News

2011

Shaw

Shaw TV

2011

South Vancouver Seniors Council

South Vancouver Seniors Council (Winter 2011, Issue 22)

2011

The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun

2011-03-25

The Vancouver Courier

The Vancouver Courier

2011-03-30

TEDx - TED Talks

TEDx Talks

2018-05-01

12MinConvos with Engel Jones

12MinConvos with Engel Jones

2018-07-05

Funky Thinkers

Funky Thinkers

2018-10-11

Tamarack Institute

The Tamarack Institute

2018-10-12

Get Inspired Talks

Get Inspired Talks

2018-11-15

WIPS Podcast

WIPS (Women In Public Speaking)

2018-11-16

Tamarack Institute

The Tamarack Institute

2018-12-06

From Our Vantage Point

From Our Vantage Point

2019-01-22

The Quiet Warrior Show

The Quiet Warrior Show

2019-01-29

Vancouver Coop Radio

Vancouver Coop Radio: The Conversation Lab

2020-02-06

BCCIE: BC Council for International Education

BCCIE in partnership with SIETAR BC

2020-04-29

Initiatives of Change - International

Initiatives of Change International

2020-04-30

Radio NL 610 AM - Kamloops

CHNL 610 AM: Kamloops Radio

2020-11-12

Publications, Resource Guides & Workbooks

  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2020). 3 Steps to Build a Culture of Belonging. Intercultural Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2020). Addressing Racism From the Inside Out. Intercultural Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2020). Being a Belonging Champion. Intercultural Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2020). Engage Diversity: Convening Tools and Practices. Intercultural Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2020). Essential Worldview Skills for a Rapidly Changing World. Intercultural Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2020). How to Unleash Dormant Talents. Intercultural Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2020). Roadmap for Community-Led Change. Intercultural Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2019). Belonging Matters Conversations Facilitator Guide. Intercultural Strategies Publications.

Past Publications

  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2012). Doorways To Home: Indigenous – Newcomer Neighbourhood Dialogues. Canadian Issues.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2007). Finding Home: Belonging, Connection and Community. A Discussion Paper. Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Dialogue Programs.
  • Sutherland, Jessie & Whittington, Barbara. (2007). “Re-Thinking Responsibility.” A Legal Handbook for the Helping Professional (M. Uhlemann & D. Turner, Eds.). Victoria.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2005). Worldview Skills: Transforming Conflict From The Inside Out. Sooke: Worldview Strategies Publications.
  • Sutherland, Jessie (researcher / writer). (2004). National Day of Healing and Reconciliation Newsletters. Issues #1 & #2. Newsletter Issue 1 | Newsletter Issue 2
  • Sutherland, Jessie (researcher / writer). (2003). First Nations Dispute Resolution Annotated Bibliography. Institute For Dispute Resolution: University of Victoria.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (2002). Colonialism, Crime, and Dispute Resolution: A Critical Analysis of Canada’s Aboriginal Justice Strategy. Author.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (1999). Moving Beyond Entrenched Positions: A Dialogue for a Pluralistic and Unified Quebec. Cantilevers, an international journal on peace-building initiatives.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (1992). A Tale of Campus Violence, A Tale of Resistance. Kinesis.
  • Sutherland, Jessie. (1989). NATO Jets Attack Innu’s Peace. Gleaner.
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