Jason Prno is the owner of Trailhead Consulting, a firm that provides specialized sustainability services to industry, government, Indigenous organizations, and the not-for-profit sector. Mr. Prno has specific expertise conducting stakeholder engagement for resource development projects, traditional and local knowledge studies, socio-economic research and analysis, developing climate change management strategies, and providing regulatory (e.g. environmental assessment) support to clients. A significant number of his projects involve working with Indigenous communities throughout northern Canada (i.e. Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and northern Ontario).
Mr. Prno is a strong qualitative researcher and has either led or participated in a number of professional and academic projects. He is an effective communicator and facilitator who functions equally well in field and office-based settings; he has conducted numerous public workshops, focus groups, research interviews, institutional analyses and case studies in the course of his work. Mr. Prno is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, where his research focuses on the development of strategies for effective community consultation and engagement in the international mining sector. Ultimately, this research will identify the drivers and determinants of the ‘social licence to operate’ mining companies must obtain from local communities. He has presented the results of his academic and consulting work in respected journals, media outlets, and at various international conferences and workshops.