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WHERE SYSTEM STRATEGY MEETS
GRASSROOTS INNOVATION 

BoardWalk Group provides consulting services to help healthcare organizations discover opportunities, design solutions and deliver a better future.   

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OUR BIG IDEA

In 2020, we found ourselves amidst a global pandemic with new babies. While adjusting to motherhood, we bonded during socially distant walks along the boardwalk in Toronto, Ontario. During this time we found our conversations quickly moved from first foods and sleep schedules to community health transformation and innovations. Each week, we kept coming back to the same big question: how do you scale bottom-up innovation with sustainable system change. 

Over our careers in the health system, we have observed that major transformation and system change are commonly forced from the top-down. This results in slow moving and costly implementations with minimal returns. Equally, grassroots innovations often result in pockets of excellence that are rarely scaled and sustained. 

Sharing our personal successes and failures, we imagined a vision for the future.

From there, BoardWalk Group was born
 

BoardWalk Group brings a holistic approach to help communities, systems, private sector, and not for profits bridge the gap between grassroots innovation and system strategy.

We look forward to working with you!

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Kasia Bruski
Co-Founder, Principal Consultant

Jennifer Wilkie
Co-Founder, Principal Consultant

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OUR CO-FOUNDERS

Transformation does not happen in isolation. We leverage our combined expertise to align grassroots  innovation with system strategy.  

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Jennifer Wilkie

Co-Founder, Principal Consultant

MHSc, CHE

Change starts from the ground up. It requires the connection and collaboration of people focused on making a difference for those around them.

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Kasia Bruski

Co-Founder, Principal Consultant

MBA

System strategy sets the environment and incentives for innovation, integration, and scaling impact.

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OUR TEAM

Meet the rest of our dedicated team!

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OUR SERVICES

At BoardWalk Group, we customize our services to meet your needs. We can support budgets big and small, finding the right approach for you.

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Designing strategies that can be translated into actions. Including: 

  • Current State Assessment

  • Future State Visioning

  • Strategic Plan Development

  • Strategy Roadmap & Delivery

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Building governance to support efficient & effective decision-making. Including:

  • Governance Reviews

  • Policy & Process Reviews

  • Accountability Structure Recommendations

IMPROVING
GOVERNANCE

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Program & service implementation and improvement. Including:

  • Program/Service Review & Optimization

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Implementation & Quality Improvement

  • Change Management

  • Evaluation

  • Sustainability Planning

LEADING
TRANSFORMATION

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Individual & group coaching and education sessions customized to your needs. Topics Include:

  • Quality Improvement

  • Learning Health Systems

  • Change Management

  • Partnership Development

  • Integrated Care

  • Knowledge Translation

FACILITATING
LEARNING

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“The knowledge, insights, and expertise that Jen and Kasia bring to our work have not only been invaluable to our organization and product development, but also to our clients.

"Their ability to bridge their experiences from policy-level top-down approaches with grassroots, community-based approaches is unique and critical to the success of any project of this scale and of any quality improvement initiative focused on integrated care.”

Samantha Laxton

Health Standards Organization

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