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Carolyn Burns

Director, Sustainable Resources Program

Carolyn is RESOLVE's Director of Sustainable Resources. In her role, she works with a team of experts to support cross-sector collaboration in the natural resources sector to drive sustained, positive outcomes for impacted communities. Carolyn is a social performance practitioner and is experienced in leading collaborative problem-solving and research projects in the resources sector with affected communities, companies, governments, and civil society organizations.

Carolyn lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids. She is from Edmonton, Alberta and has lived and worked in many countries. She has a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, a Graduate Certificate in Community Relations in the Extractive Sector from Queen's University, Accreditation from the Partnership Brokers Association, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.


Honours Bachelor of Arts, McGill University

Master of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University; Graduate Certificate in Community Relations in the Extractive Sector, Queen's University; Accreditation from the Partnership Brokers Association


Strategic Planning and Leadership; Cross-Sector Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement; Presentation, Dialogue and Writing; Applied Research and Analysis

It's up to all of us to ensure that natural resources are developed and used responsibly. That means we have to intentionally work together and create spaces where people from different sectors can collaborate, create and build solutions."