About Us

Experience. Integrity. Results.
With three decades experience, consultant Dyan Dunsmoor-Farley
brings passion and commitment to her work. 

Dyan Dunsmoor-Farley

Dyan's areas of specialization are project management, public engagement and strategic planning. She has advised provincial ministers (British Columbia) in six administrations on social and health policy in the areas of child care, child welfare, income support, youth justice, mental health, addictions, services to children with special needs and adults with development disabilities, continuing care, women's equality and Aboriginal issues prior to founding Wave Consulting Ltd. Dyan was a founding member of the Community Social Services Employers' Association, and  former national Co-Chair of the Canadian Health Network Advisory Board and a member of the BC Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. In addition to her responsibilities with Wave, Dyan is currently a PhD student at the University of Victoria. When she isn't working, Dyan is an avid gardener, singer, and sports enthusiast. 

Chloe straw

Chloë is a project manager, community development facilitator and adult educator. Grounded in the principles of appreciative inquiry, adult learning and asset-based community development, her work focuses on creating communities of learning that are supportive, safe and stimulating. Chloë has led community engagement projects in the fields of health and well-being, economic development, arts and culture and affordable housing. She brings a background in cross-cultural communication and has developed curriculum and content—including learning programs and training manuals—for the Vancouver School Board’s Continuing Education Department, the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, the Ministry of Food & Agriculture in northern Ghana, Engineers without Borders Canada, the Nanaimo Art Gallery and the Gabriola Island Recreation Society. Chloë is also a co-founder of Close to the Sun Productions, a small media production company specializing in high quality web videos and marketing strategies, where she produces videos that serve to leverage the impacts her clients are having.


Wave Consulting is allied with a number of experienced professionals offering a range of complementary services, including facilitation focused on balancing social power, communications and media relations, community health care delivery, human resource management, research, evaluation and accreditation, negotiation and meditation, and program development and administration.