Gay Robinson

Gay Robinson

Company: Gay Robinson Consulting
Location: Calgary
Phone: 403-281-8849


  • University of Calgary – Bachelor of Commerce
  • Mount Royal University – Associate Diploma in Public Relations


  • Licensed Trainer – International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Certificate in Public Participation – IAP2
  • Professional Accreditation – Canadian Public Relations Society

Previous Synergy Experience

  • Balzac Community Advisory Panel– Helped establish and facilitated for four years (2005 – 2009)
  • Tay River Advisory Committee – Helped establish & facilitated for duration (2005 – 2008)
  • West Central Stakeholders – Helped establish & facilitated for five years (2001 – 2006)
  • Fort Assiniboine Project Liaison Committee (now Fort Assiniboine & Area Multi-Stakeholder Alliance) – Helped establish and facilitated first few meetings
  • Caronline Beaverhill B Pool Adivsory Group – Facilitated various Town Hall meetings (2000-2001)

Previous Other Experience

  • Edmonton Public School Board – Facilitated the Public Engagement Advisory Committee for Sector Review & facilitated at various community forums & workshops on sector review as part of the public engagement team
  • Energy Resources Conservation Board – Facilitated two large-group information sessions for industry and various on-going advisory groups for the Enhanced Production Audit project. Designed and implemented the stakeholder engagement program.
  • Alberta Conference on Energy Literacy – Facilitated at both conferences
  • Synergy Alberta – Facilitated large and small group sessions at a number of conferences
  • University of Calgary Continuing Education – Designed and currently instructor for a course on Community Relations
  • Canadian Trainers Collective – Deliver various public participation training programs across Canada

Facilitation Specialties

Public consultation, Synergy group creation & process, large & small group facilitation. Background in energy and agriculture.

Personal Value Statement

“My passion lies in working collaboratively with community and industry at the grass-roots level; keeping the discussions at the kitchen table, rather than the boardroom table.”