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Ch'ich'iyúy Elxwíkn | Twin Sisters: "And on the mountain crest the chief's daughters can be seen wrapped in the suns, the snows, the stars of all seasons, for they have stood in this high place for thousands of years, and will stand for thousands of years to come, guarding the peace of the Pacific Coast and the quiet of the Capilano Canyon." Chief Joe Capilano—named Sa7plek in the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language—told his people's story of these twin peaks to his longtime friend E. Pauline Johnson—named Takehionwake in Kanienʼkéha, the "[language] of the Flint Place." Her father was a Mohawk hereditary chief, and her mother was an English settler. Sa7plek's story is recorded in a book of Johnson's writings, published in 1911 as "Legends of Vancouver" (www.legendsofvancouver.net/two-sisters-vancouver-bc). Taken from a helicopter, this photo by Christine Maassen shows the mountain peaks colonially known as "The Lions of Vancouver."

Jenny van Enckevort

(she, her, hers)

I am a community developer, communications and marketing consultant, facilitator, storyteller, food educator and plant whisperer.

I support entrepreneurs and organizations with communications and promotions for projects related to community development, social impact and Earth care.

I collaboratively lead community resilience, food sovereignty, and disaster preparedness initiatives as founding member of coFoodVancouver.com and LivingSystemsNetwork.ca

I also advocate for accessibility, queer and trans inclusion, decolonization and anti-racism efforts, and practice mindful, nonviolent communication in service of just and regenerative society.

Get in Touch

Behind this home page is a work in progress!

Soon you’ll be able to find information about my services, my clients and case studies, and my communications and marketing philosophy.

 

Until then, you can connect with me by phone, email or LinkedIn.

Clients

It is easy to build a partnership anchored in trust when working with Jenny.

Jenny brings a broad set of competencies and skills that she offers to her clients, working from her client’s needs and wants. She does not dictate; she puts her skills at the service of the client’s objectives. Jenny guides, suggests and recommends and ultimately gets things figured out.

One thing that stands out about Jenny is the fact that she combines skills that are seldom available through a single individual: writing, branding, marketing, website content creation and programming as well as proficiency with multiple social media platforms and tools.

Jenny’s passion for and commitment to the greater good influences her work presence and style. She is kind, compassionate and cares about the outcome of her work. She is a delight to work with.

Christine Maassen

MA, CPHR, CEC, ACC

Clients

We’re very grateful that we got to work with Jenny—and would do so again in a heartbeat.

Creating a brand and an identity for your organization is a journey. Along the way there are twists, turns, and questions to ask yourself about the wider way in which you will serve your community.

Jenny helped Maynard Group HR navigate all of those with grace, patience, thoughtfulness, a keen intellect, and a sense of inner wisdom.

Gerhard Maynard & Scott Robertson

Maynard Group HR

Clients

With Jenny on your project, you can rest assured you are in wonderful hands!

I’ve had the pleasure and very good fortune of working with Jenny for more than three years.

Jenny always delivers. Whenever she’d take something on, I could count on her meeting our collective goals. In addition to her excellent skills, she’s a delight to work with. Jenny’s energy is refreshing, creative and authentic.

Jenny’s astute ability to listen continues to delight and surprise me. She asks questions or makes observations that tell me how closely she’s been attending to not only what I say, but what I have yet to speak.

Working with Jenny, you’ll quickly know that she’s genuinely interested in seeing you and your work succeed.

Shayna Hornstein

Adult Educator, Somatic Therapist & Coach

Clients & Collaborators

Jenny is not afraid to take on a challenge.

I have collaborated with Jenny extensively for four years as co-founders of Living Systems Network. I have appreciated the dedication and thoroughness Jenny brings to whatever tasks she takes on.

Her ability to quickly understand what is needed and willingness to step up and give her best is a constant.

Jenny listens to her clients and does her best to give them what they are asking for. She makes sure that the process is open and collaborative so that everyone involved feels they have been heard and supported.

Diane Lefroy

coFood Vancouver & Living Systems Network | Founding Director

Colleagues

Jenny’s passions really shone when using her community-building skills to develop and implement initiatives for people with intersectional identities and diverse lived experiences.

I had the pleasure of working with Jenny for just over 2.5 years and I really appreciated the talent she brought to our organization.
I also had a very clear sightline on seeing her grow her leadership capabilities during her time with Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.

Jenny was a part of our executive team and brought wisdom to our collaborative strategic thinking and decision-making. She brings a lot of curiosity and thoughtfulness to her work and relationships, and she has a very unique ability to balance creativity with a detail-oriented and technical side.

Jenny’s skills showed up clearly in her coordination and production of superb, professional communications collateral, including our website, videos, social media strategies and branding guidelines. She is very capable of managing many things, including events, special projects, and community-building initiatives.

Jocelyne Hamel

Reframe Insight | Certified Executive Coach
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House | former Executive Director

Projects

“Sustain the ones who sustain you, and the Earth will last forever”

With teachings from Lori Snyder (Métis, Tsuu T’ina, Anishinaabe, Cree, Nakoda & Nipissing Nations, Scottish, French,  Celtic), Jolene Andrew (Wet’suwet’en & Gitxan Nations), and Spirit, I have been creating medicinal teas, salves and incense from wild and Indigenous plants for many years.

With gratitude for the wisdom that Indigenous peoples today share with relative newcomers like me… I endeavour to practice the principles of the Honorable Harvest as described by Robin Wall-Kimmerer (Potawotami Nation) in Braiding Sweetgrass:

  • Ask permission of the ones whose lives you seek. Abide by the answer.
  • Never take the first. Never take the last.
  • Harvest in a way that minimizes harm.
  • Take only what you need and leave some for others.
  • Use everything that you take.
  • Take only that which is given to you.
  • Share it, as the Earth has shared with you.
  • Be grateful.
  • Reciprocate the gift.
  • Sustain the ones who sustain you, and the Earth will last forever.

Jenny van Enckevort

Earth to Jenny Communications & Urban Wild Arts

An image of the logo for Ayira Heart Counselling
An image of the BC Food Security Gateway logo

Clients


An image of the logos for Christine Maassen and Thrive 360

It is easy to build a partnership anchored in trust when working with Jenny.

Jenny brings a broad set of competencies and skills that she offers to her clients, working from her client’s needs and wants. She does not dictate; she puts her skills at the service of the client’s objectives. Jenny guides, suggests and recommends and ultimately gets things figured out.

One thing that stands out about Jenny is the fact that she combines skills that are seldom available through a single individual: writing, branding, marketing, website content creation and programming as well as proficiency with multiple social media platforms and tools.

Jenny’s passion for and commitment to the greater good influences her work presence and style. She is kind, compassionate and cares about the outcome of her work. She is a delight to work with.

Christine Maassen

MA, CPHR, CEC, ACC

Clients


An image of the Maynard Group HR logo, a sea turtle

We’re very grateful that we got to work with Jenny—and would do so again in a heartbeat.

Creating a brand and an identity for your organization is a journey. Along the way there are twists, turns, and questions to ask yourself about the wider way in which you will serve your community.

Jenny helped Maynard Group HR navigate all of those with grace, patience, thoughtfulness, a keen intellect, and a sense of inner wisdom.

Gerhard Maynard & Scott Robertson

Maynard Group HR

Clients


An image of the logo for Shayna Hornstein that reads

With Jenny on your project, you can rest assured you are in wonderful hands!

I’ve had the pleasure and very good fortune of working with Jenny for more than three years.

Jenny always delivers. Whenever she’d take something on, I could count on her meeting our collective goals. In addition to her excellent skills, she’s a delight to work with. Jenny’s energy is refreshing, creative and authentic.

Jenny’s astute ability to listen continues to delight and surprise me. She asks questions or makes observations that tell me how closely she’s been attending to not only what I say, but what I have yet to speak.

Working with Jenny, you’ll quickly know that she’s genuinely interested in seeing you and your work succeed.

Shayna Hornstein

Adult Educator, Somatic Therapist & Coach

Clients & Collaborators


An image of the logos for Living Systems Network and coFood Vancouver

Jenny is not afraid to take on a challenge.

I have collaborated with Jenny extensively for four years as co-founders of Living Systems Network. I have appreciated the dedication and thoroughness Jenny brings to whatever tasks she takes on.

Her ability to quickly understand what is needed and willingness to step up and give her best is a constant.

Jenny listens to her clients and does her best to give them what they are asking for. She makes sure that the process is open and collaborative so that everyone involved feels they have been heard and supported.

Diane Lefroy

coFood Vancouver & Living Systems Network | Founding Director

Colleagues


An image of the Association of Neighoburhood Houses BC and Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House logos

Jenny’s passions really shone when using her community-building skills to develop and implement initiatives for people with intersectional identities and diverse lived experiences.

I had the pleasure of working with Jenny for just over 2.5 years and I really appreciated the talent she brought to our organization.
I also had a very clear sightline on seeing her grow her leadership capabilities during her time with Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.

Jenny was a part of our executive team and brought wisdom to our collaborative strategic thinking and decision-making. She brings a lot of curiosity and thoughtfulness to her work and relationships, and she has a very unique ability to balance creativity with a detail-oriented and technical side.

Jenny’s skills showed up clearly in her coordination and production of superb, professional communications collateral, including our website, videos, social media strategies and branding guidelines. She is very capable of managing many things, including events, special projects, and community-building initiatives.

Jocelyne Hamel

Reframe Insight | Certified Executive Coach
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House | former Executive Director

Projects


“Sustain the ones who sustain you, and the Earth will last forever”

With teachings from Lori Snyder (Métis, Tsuu T’ina, Anishinaabe, Cree, Nakoda & Nipissing Nations, Scottish, French,  Celtic), Jolene Andrew (Wet’suwet’en & Gitxan Nations), and Spirit, I have been creating medicinal teas, salves and incense from wild and Indigenous plants for many years.

With gratitude for the wisdom that Indigenous peoples today share with relative newcomers like me… I endeavour to practice the principles of the Honorable Harvest as described by Robin Wall-Kimmerer (Potawotami Nation) in Braiding Sweetgrass:

* Ask permission of the ones whose lives you seek. Abide by the answer.
* Never take the first. Never take the last.
* Harvest in a way that minimizes harm.
* Take only what you need and leave some for others.
* Use everything that you take.
* Take only that which is given to you.
* Share it, as the Earth has shared with you.
* Be grateful.
* Reciprocate the gift.
* Sustain the ones who sustain you, and the Earth will last forever.

Jenny van Enckevort

Earth to Jenny Communications & Urban Wild Arts

Clients



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Clients & Collaoborators


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Clients & Collaoborators



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