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Management Consulting for Nonprofits

About Vectors Group

Vectors Group is a management consulting company for nonprofit organizations and charities in Canada. We aim to help non-profit organizations implement strategic management practices to achieve and maintain high-impact and sustainable results. By leveraging best practices in strategic planning, funding diversification, communications, project management and organizational performance, as well as providing training, Vectors Group strives to help nonprofits in their pursuit of building healthy and thriving communities where everyone can fully participate and live fulfilling lives.

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Meet our Team

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Omer Livvarcin

Founder and Lead Consultant

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Sarah Woolsey

Training Specialist

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Agradip Dutta

Research Associate

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Dr.Diana Gimba

Lead Consultant

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Erva Yilmaz

Customer Relations Director

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Ida Rafiqah

Program Advisor - Learning and Development

Ed Bernacki Senior Consultant

Ed Bernacki

Senior consultant

Omer Livvarcin is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Vectors Group, a business consulting company specialized in nonprofit management. After serving 30 years in the Turkish Navy, he retired as a Navy Captain and moved to Canada in 2016. Besides consulting, Omer also has strong ties to academia holding positions at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, where he is Part-time Professor and Program Manager of Master of Business in Complex Project Leadership. Omer has two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and has developed and published several scientific models and metrics to increase strategic performance in public and non-profit organizations.

Ida Rafiqah is a Program Advisor at Vectors Group, where she brings a wealth of expertise in designing development projects from initiation to exit strategy, stakeholder relations, managing large data of multiple projects in fast-paced environment, securing funding for NGOs for project implementation and meeting project goals for sustainability; and experienced in managing humanitarian issues in complex topics both in developing and developed world.

Ida is a Certified Solution-Focused Coach with deep understanding on adult learning methodologies to provide effective learning solution through instructor-led and online channels.  She graduated with a master’s degree in Public Health from Auckland University, and educated in International Affairs Management at Carleton University, and Monitoring and Evaluation for Humanitarian Program at Harvard University.

With over 20 years of experience with reputation management consultancies, fast moving consumer goods and international non profit organization, Ida had served leading organizations including the World Bank, Ogilvy Public Relations and had helped Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestle, Unicef, Save the Children, hospital chains, diplomatic missions and numerous NGOs around the world for development projects management, corporate public relations and organizational capacity development and learning.

Agradip Dutta has an MA in Public Ethics and Governance from the University of Ottawa and Bachelors in Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University. He is currently working with Vectors Group as Research and Communication Consultant. He has experience working for Think Tank Initiative as Program Management Officer. Think Tank Initiative is a multi donor program managed by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa. Beside he has experience supporting non-profit organizations with proposal writing, communication strategies, and strategic planning.

Dr. Diana has over 15 years of proven skills in the design and management of international development programs and projects with core strength in public sector Result Based Management, institutional reforms, policy analysis at national, regional and sector levels and big data information systems. With strong cognitive abilities in big data management, she is the Lead Consultant of VectorsGroup, Canada.

Having lived and worked in Africa, Europe and North America Diana successfully led reputable businesses like Ra-ah International Development, iRadar Canada and Aidbonding corporations.

Erva Yilmaz has assisted with the organization of a Government-funded Human Rights Project and visited diverse ethnic and civil communities across Alberta to explore common issues and struggles with adaptation in western society. She has developed questionnaires to understand the extent of the problem and conduct need assessments and assisted with the organization of seminars and presentation to address Women and Human Rights, Legal Rights, Leadership, Communication barriers, and Parenting. Having studied as an economics and sociology student at the University of Alberta, and currently at the University of Toronto. She is the Customer Relations Director of VectorsGroup, Canada.

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