Ms. Sheila Carruthers, CMC

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Ms. Sheila Carruthers, CMC


Sheila Carruthers is the founder of CSR Strategies, a management consulting firm specializing in corporate social responsibility and organizational excellence.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, she has been helping clients leverage their corporate  value for more than a decade.

She is a CMC-Canada Trainer for its Essentials of Management Consulting and Ethical Behaviour courses. She also regularly volunteers as an Oral Assessor and sponsors CMC candidates.

With a personal commitment to giving back, Sheila has served on more than a dozen non-profit boards and numerous committees during her career and is currently a Director on the International Executive Board for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and on the board for the International Society for Sustainability Professionals Alberta Chapter.  Under her leadership, IABC/Calgary won both International Chapter of the Year and Large Chapter of the Year Awards in 2017.

Sheila is a Certified Management Consultant and holds an MBA in Public Relations and Communications Management.


Accountability Project's Sustainability Practitioner workshops
Sustainability Practitioner Certificate
2009 To 2009

Grenoble Graduate School of Business
Management Certificate
2003 To 2003

Royal Roads University
2002 To 2004

Richard Ivey School of Business
Management Leadership Certificate
2001 To 2001

Center for Creative Leadership, North Carolina USA
Leadership Certification
2001 To 2001

Boston College - Carroll School of Management
Advanced Corporate Community Relations Certificate
1999 To 2001

Honors and Awards

Centennial Medal
Scouts Canada

Centennial Medal
Province of Alberta

International Chapter of the Year
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Long-Standing Volunteer of the Year Award
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Calgary)

President's Award for Community Service

Professional Associations

Business Excellence Institute
2017 - Present

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
2005 - Present


  • FCMC


  • Master of Bus. Admin

Job History

Management Consultant
January 2017 - present

Executive Vice President, Strategy
March 2014 - present

Executive Vice President, Strategy
March 2014 - present

February 2012 - present

Course Trainer, Management Consulting
January 2010 - present

Course Instructor
September 2008 - present

Certified Management Consultant
January 2002 - present

Chinook Community Council Member (volunteer)
January 2011 - January 2012

Chair, Advisory Committee
April 2005 - May 2011

Part-time Faculty
January 2009 - December 2010

Business Development Consultant
April 2007 - April 2009

Management Consultant
January 2008 - January 2009

CSR Advisor
January 2001 - January 2006

Donations Officer, Canadian Pacific Charitable Foundation
May 1995 - October 2001

Donations Administrator
January 1990 - January 1995

Executive Assistant to the CFO
January 1989 - January 1990

Executive Assistant
January 1983 - January 1988

Communications Assistant
January 1981 - January 1983

Consulting Regions

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Canada
  • Saskatchewan
  • Western Europe