Trust Curiosity. Spark Change.
our mission is your impact
At Openly, we amplify your impact as a purpose-driven leader and changemaker. We empower you to make a bigger difference by helping you ignite and nurture social good – bravely, fully and openly.
We are a Canadian company, grounded locally and connecting globally.
We’re researchers and analysts who approach social change with curious minds and open hearts. We help you connect the dots and make better decisions by engaging with your data and measuring your results. We facilitate learning as an essential tool for innovation and social change.
We’re facilitators and guides and we care deeply about helping you succeed. We’re eternal optimists, visionaries and seek excellence in all that we do. We believe you have the power to change the world and be an influential leader and change maker.
We’re strategists and designers who amplify your impact by helping you simplify complex problems and generate creative solutions. We help you make a bigger difference by engaging with stakeholders to design a brighter future for the people and places you support.
We’re the perfect blend of hustle and heart — a team of dreamers, researchers, and strategists with a passion for social change and the belief that curiosity can spark impactful changes in the world.
Tanya is known for her insatiable drive to make change happen. As our lead researcher and evaluator, she has a true passion for social justice and data-driven insight. Always looking on the bright side, she’s a natural born problem-solver and has a gift for turning complex data into clear insight and strategy. Formerly The O’Halloran Group, Tanya has worked as a community leader and volunteer for many years, contributing to projects and initiatives that promote greater inclusion, wellbeing and dignity for all.
Lisa’s compassionate approach brings a human-centred perspective to all areas of social change. As our lead strategist and facilitator, her passion for human potential, leadership and systems design is evident in her diverse portfolio of clients, partners and collaborators. Lisa has a gift for illuminating strengths, listening deeply and bringing strategies to life. Formerly Strategies for Social Impact, Lisa has worked for over 20 years across government, non-profit and the private sectors.
where you’ll find us
— Olivia Chow
Founder, Institute for Change Leaders
“Enlightening and engaging – creating a powerful, shared platform to reflect on next steps in building social innovation and impact through our work and integrating measurement and evaluation into virtually all our thinking.”
— Lisa McKeen
Easter Seals Canada (Former VP)
“Openly describes how Lisa, Tanya and Randal approach their work perfectly. They never lose site of the bigger picture and have true commitment to authentic and meaningful change. Their keen insights, supportive coaching and visual representations of our work have all been instrumental in helping us to both deepen our impact at the East Scarborough Storefront and broaden our impact through the creation of the Centre for Connected Communities. I feel like we’re on this journey together…and there are possibilities before us.”
— Anne Gloger
East Scarborough Storefront / Centre for Connected Communities
— Laura Manning
Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
— Jehad Y. Aliweiwi
Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation
— Donna Raetsen-Kemp
CEO, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
“Lisa delivered a session on transformational leadership at our opening retreat to the 2018 cohort of CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows. Lisa was such a pleasure to work with. The Fellows loved the content, and Lisa was great at reading the room…We can’t wait to work with Lisa again!”
— CivicAction Leadership Foundation
“Lisa Watson expertly provided both the conceptual framework and practical application of network theory, guiding the leaders in our program to explore new aspects of professional and personal networks, understand the power of strong networks and leave the room inspired to become network weavers themselves.”
— Russell Willis Taylor
Founder, Cultural Leadership Program, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity