D.C. Strategic Management Ltd. (DCSM) is based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, specializing in workplace solutions. Since 2008, we have delivered specialized services to a range of clients including governments and institutions at the federal, provincial and municipal level, healthcare providers, K-12 education, post-secondary institutions, Crown Corporations, unions, regulatory bodies, policing, political organizations, the not-for-profit sector, and private corporations.
Our team has twice led presentations on workplace investigations, mediation and organizational assessments for the Saskatchewan Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, and delivered numerous presentations to the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association, private client events for Saskatchewan law firms, physicians, and employers.
Meet Our Team
DCSM’s founders and principals are Bonnie Durnford and Rob Cunningham. Veteran associates and administrative resources round out the team.
Bonnie has conducted hundreds of workplace harassment investigations since 2010.
Bonnie’s 21 years of experience in the Saskatchewan public sector provides her with extensive insights into understanding workplace dynamics and conflict in various settings. Bonnie was the Deputy Minister for three government departments: Social Services, Learning, and Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration.
Bonnie has an unparalleled ability to work in a wide variety of workplace settings and quickly understand various workplace cultures. She easily develops a strong rapport with the individuals she engages with in her consulting work, and produces thorough, detailed and objective reports that lead to action. Bonnie is an expert at coaching clients on their responsibilities under provincial and federal legislation dealing with harassment or workplace violence.
Bonnie earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan and was in private practice for several years before moving to the Saskatchewan public service. She is currently a non-practicing member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Rob has conducted hundreds of workplace harassment investigations since 2010 across a broad spectrum of employers.
Rob’s background includes expertise in strategic communications, government relations and managing large organizations. With over 13 year’s experience in the Saskatchewan public sector as an Assistant Deputy Minister and the Head of Government Communications, Rob brings keen insights into management challenges, strategic policy development, relationship management, negotiation, issue management, intergovernmental relations, strategic communication and media relations.
Rob is well regarded for his interpersonal skills and a strong ability to deliver messages effectively, both in person and in writing. His understanding of political and organizational decision-making processes and change management means his strategies, communications tactics, and consultative services are certain to drive results. Rob’s areas of policy expertise include labour market, post-secondary education, and Indigenous affairs.
Rob earned a Masters of Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan, with a specialty in Indigenous Policy.
Associates and administrative team members
Tammy established Prairie Nordic Consulting in 2020, following a 35-year career with the Government of Saskatchewan where she contributed expert support and advice in the post-secondary education sector. Tammy was the co-lead on federal/provincial/territorial projects that transformed student loans and international education. She also provided executive leadership for provincial programs focused on graduate retention, student financial assistance, and training. Tammy provides expertise in governance solutions, project management, policy development, program design and implementation plans for programs and initiatives.
Tammy earned a Master of Business Administration [International Designation] from the University of Regina and is Professional Director (Pro.Dir).
Tammy is a trained and experienced workplace harassment investigator.
Ronni is a lawyer whose initial practice focused on labour, employment, and administrative law who has recently transitioned to concentrate on professional discipline, arbitration, mediation, and workplace investigations. Ronni brings extensive experience representing federally and provincially regulated unions, providing a solid understanding of the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Canada Labour Code (and associated regulations), the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act. Trauma-informed practice is an emerging area of interest for Ronni.
Ronni earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan and a LL.M. in Labour and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Ronni is a trained and experienced workplace harassment investigator.
Shawn Silzer has been the principal of CLCG Enterprises since 2017, which is when he also began his alliance with DCSM. Shawn’s strong interviewing, analytical, writing, and strategic skills set him apart as he delivers a wide range of client solutions across Canada, including stakeholder engagement and facilitation, corporate strategy implementation, project/portfolio management, change management, and corporate communications/public relations. Prior to establishing CLCG Enterprises, Shawn served as a leader for over 25 years in the public and non-profit sectors in Saskatchewan.
Shawn earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University.
Shawn is a trained and experienced workplace harassment investigator.
Louise St. Onge
Louise brings decades of experience as a senior office manager to the DCSM team, and has proven expertise in managing multiple demands gained through her past work in a wide range of fast-paced private and public sector environments. Louise works seamlessly with our client’s internal resources to guide employees respectfully and efficiently through workplace harassment processes.
She also oversees all logistics related to workplace organizational assessments and employee training.