About

Gelder, Gingras & Associates is a Management Consulting firm headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and operating out of the National Capital Region, as well as Toronto. Shifting to meet with the evolving world of online work, we operate virtually and are ready to work with clients across Canada and internationally online or in person, as the situation permits. We have established a solid reputation and a proven track record of helping clients to overcome business, management and organizational challenges. We work closely with you during any or all phases of the intervention lifecycle. We strongly believe in providing actionable advice and practical recommendations while offering continuous support with our proven change management processes. We work closely and collaboratively with you to identify your needs and objectives, collecting and analyzing critical information to ensure successful outcomes. Our consultants have one goal in mind – performance excellence as determined by you, our client!

Mission:

To be recognized widely as a leading provider of boutique strategic management consulting services to government, business, and the not-for-profit sectors.

Vision:

To complement, support, facilitate, catalyze and enable management efforts towards improved decision-making and organizational performance.

Corporate Responsibility:

Community and charitable engagement are important to us. We support causes we believe in through the projects we take on; through our personal and organisational participation in socially responsible initiatives; and through our commitment to engaging in practices that further sustainability and protection of people, society, and environment.

Our Story

GGA was founded in 1995 by John Gelder and Bernard Gingras, who began the company with a clear vision of professional excellence, objectivity, innovation and collaboration through management consulting services.  In 2014, the founding partners were joined by two new partners. Together, they took GGA to the next level, building out a full suite of management consulting services and branching out to conduct projects with federal, provincial and municipal clients; international organizations and strategic partners; academia; and private sector connections.

The years 2020-2021 asked the world to take on some unprecedented shifts and turns. In response, GGA pivoted by adjusting to the new realities while also undergoing several organizational changes. We went virtual, hired new consultants, expanded our network of partners and subcontractors, and made some changes at the leadership level. This taught us, more than ever, about flexibility and adaptability. We look forward to all of the challenges and opportunities ahead!

Our Values

Collaboration: Working together by leveraging individual strengths and sharing ideas and theories

Diversity: Commitment to diversity and inclusivity among team members, encouraging healthy debate and differences of opinion and welcoming diverse ideas and interests

Empathy: Recognizing and emphasizing the importance of empathy and active listening; embracing diverse perspectives with curiosity and respect

Entrepreneurship: Finding answers to clients’ questions and navigating our own growth with creativity, innovative thinking, and mindful initiatives

Professional Excellence: Employing high standards and top-quality management consulting practices and following the codes of conduct of our professional associations

Curiosity: Keeping abreast of new approaches and theories and constantly looking to improve ourselves, our knowledge base, and our ability to serve others