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Christopher Werner


Chris has over 14 years of experience supporting Indigenous communities in Canada, which includes traditional land use studies, environmental assessments, community-based consultations, and land advisory services.  His educational background is in the field of Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with areas of particular interest surrounding GIS and Indigenous peoples. Chris excels in multidisciplinary environments, often working closely with other consultants, experts, lawyers, and federal and provincial officials.

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Janin Mendoza

Program Coordinator

Janin has a comprehensive educational background in the fields of ecology, sustainable development, and project management. She has worked on a variety of projects promoting sustainable development, emphasizing productive landscapes, local human sustainable development, effluent and water quality management, land degradation, climate change, and sustainable energy. While Janin served at the Venezuelan UNDP as Program Analyst, her principle role was to support multicultural teams in the execution of projects, access to Global Environmental Facility funds, and build their capacity in design, monitoring, and evaluation of projects.

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Roxane Gratton

Design Coordinator

Roxane’s passion for environmental solutions first began with her undergraduate degree in Environmental Design (2012) and grew more deeply while completing her Master in Landscape Architecture (2016). Her portfolio of work includes residential, community, institutional and healthcare design projects for Indigenous clients and communities. She provides writing, graphic design and management services for CWC clients with her interdisciplinary background in communication, design and consultation. Roxane is proficient in Adobe CS (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), GIS, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp, and Microsoft Office.


Chris Hay

GIS Specialist

Chris Hay has a background in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and environmental conservation research. He obtained an advanced diploma in GIS Technology from Red River College and has worked in a GIS role with Manitoba Infrastructure and Parks Canada. Prior to specializing in GIS, Chris obtained a Masters of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Environmental Science, during which he conducted field studies on fungal conservation and tallgrass prairie restoration. Chris has used various spatial software suites to complete projects involving extensive geographic analysis and data management. He specializes in sourcing and organizing geospatial data, conducting spatial analysis and presenting information through high quality cartographic products.