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The ThinkFresh Group provides a range of customized consulting services around organizational and community based facilitation, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and project management. Our group will help you cultivate effective ideas to grow your capacity and connect you with the right networks for successful strategic collaborations.

charretteOur services

Our expert team is available to provide the following services:

  • Community and stakeholder engagement & facilitation (workshops, charrettes, town halls etc.)
  • Community systems mapping
  • Project management
  • Developing strategic plans
  • Conducting issues scans/ background research

Our Approach

We believe strongly in the value of design-based engagement, an ever-evolving & dynamic process that catalyzes innovative modes of thinking. Design based engagement values empathy, education, shared learning, uncovering strengths, fosters creativity and ensures that participants can take ownership of their ideas.

We help tease out the best ideas from within your organization, aggregate and analyze the feedback, adjust the process accordingly and then communicate the information in a format that is most beneficial to your organization so next steps can be taken. We then help you connect your project to our vast professional network to get you going onto the next step.

Each project is different and we work with all our clients to custom design a solution that achieves their desired outcome.

Why do you need Strategic Planning & Facilitation?


You don’t know what you don’t know. As your organization embarks in a new direction or starts a new project, there are often many unknowns. Being bogged down in the day-to-day can trap you in knowledge silos and prevent you from having the time to consider a solid strategic direction.

As a third party, we bring a fresh perspective designed to help you increase your capacity to think strategically, infuse originality to your vision for the future and chart the right course. We ensure that your staff and stakeholders are consulted and involved at every step so that they will help you achieve your objectives.

At the ThinkFresh Group, our approach brings value to the process by ensuring that we:

  • Help your team members to take ownership of ideas that lead to more successful execution
  • Harness your team’s strengths
  • Help increase your organizational capacity
  • Allow you to focus on what you do best – realize your mission and vision
  • Constructively synthesize all your feedback and help you lead from A to B
  • Help your organization or business collectively define improvement and then strive for excellence


Subject Matter Expertise

Our expertise is focused on urbanism projects. We offer expertise in the following areas:

  • Urban planning & policy
  • Affordable housing
  • Public transport
  • Local economic development especially around micro-enterprises
  • Social finance


Please contact us today if you would like more information or a complete quote:


“Howard Tam has a rare and much needed understanding of the connections between public policy, land use and community spaces.”

– Anthony Fernando, Founder of InTO Consulting –

“ThinkFresh brought city planning, design, and community engagement expertise to the table that vaulted our community forward as we re re-envisioned new possibilities for the Kodak Lands. Howard and his team were able to create a well thought out and deeply engaging process that helped us see what was possible and gave us the tools to continue to have great conversations about the site. He was about to help us connect the dots with some really amazing world-wide case studies and a great summary report of what happened. A pleasure to work with – professional and passionate.”

– Peter Frampton, Executive Director, Learning Enrichment Foundation