C3 Consulting


 Impact oriented.

 Relationship driven.


What We Do

C3 Inc. provides exceptional support to organizations across a variety of sectors looking to engage in high-quality and user-friendly research, evaluation, and program development. We possess outstanding working relationships across the province and consistently collaborate with other professionals
to produce the best results for our clients. 

Our company philosophy involves working collaboratively with our clients to develop a final deliverable that exceeds expectations. To support this process, we believe in developing products that are both user-friendly and impact oriented.


High-quality research

  • Literature reviews
  • Environmental scans
  • Survey development
  • Stakeholder mapping and analysis
  • Policy analysis

Program development

  • Practice framework development
  • Program design
  • Theory of change development
  • Program Logic Model development
  • Funding framework development


  • Utilization focused evaluation
  • Outcome harvesting
  • Formative/summative evaluation
  • Developmental evaluation


Dr. Caroline Claussen, PhD.

Dr. Caroline Claussen is Principal and Founder of C3 Inc. in Calgary, AB. With over 20 years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors, Caroline provides exceptional support to organizations looking to engage in high-quality, user-friendly research and evaluation. After completing her Master’s in Sociology from the University of Calgary, Caroline worked across the non-profit and public sectors, enabling her to excel in her role as Evaluator, and eventually Manager of Evaluation and Operations, at the United Way of Calgary and Area from 2005 – 2010. 


Dr. Rida Abboud, PhD

Rida has almost 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector, through a variety of roles in research, evaluation, community development, funding, stakeholder engagement and program management. With a BSW, MSW and PhD in Social Work, her consulting approach is person-centered, community-based and utilization-focused. Clients have said they appreciate Rida’s ability to understand the nuances of their organizations, her approach in facilitating groups large and small, and her willingness to ask hard questions. 

Clients Past & Present

We are proud of the work we do. C3’s areas of expertise include:

Gender-based violence prevention

  • YWCA
  • Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Assault (CCASA)
  • Centre for Sexuality
  • Alberta Association of Sexual Assault Services (AASAS)


Children and youth

  • McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association
  • Providence 
  • Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities



  • United Way of Calgary and Area
  • Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Calgary
  • Town of High River


Public Institutions

  • Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD)
  • City of Calgary
  • University of Calgary
  • Mount Royal University


Hear from our clients:

Through the course of our work together, Caroline and Rida supported our organization to develop an implementation framework to guide our activities and measure our progress. Their expert facilitation assisted us in developing a product specific to the needs of our organization which was functional, flexible, practical and easily implemented.  Rida and Caroline were highly professional and a pleasure to work with.  Their experience and expertise helped to guide our work to produce an end product that was exactly what we required to progress our initiatives.

– Providence

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