Community Economic Development and the Social Economy

New Economy Development Group assists a wide range of social enterprises, co-operatives and community clients in planning and implementing economic strategies that create new jobs and new businesses. This work involves needs assessments, the preparation of long-term economic development plans, business feasibility studies, leadership training, the creation of investment funds, and many other activities.

Recent Projects

  • Central Corridor Energy Group (CCEG) Project Management Office/ Environmental Assessment Services
    for Central Corridor Energy Group (CCEG), (a unique First Nations ownership model with 20 First Nations communities) (2012-present)
  • Wataynikaneyap Power Project, Central Corridor Energy Group in Thunder Bay & Sioux Look, Ontario (4 Tribal Councils and 18 First Nations)
    roject management and technical support team assignment (2012-2013)
  • Ahp-cii-uk Aboriginal Leadership Project, End of Project Evaluation Report, Innovation and Uniqueness
    Nuu-cha-nulth Tribal Council, Port Alberni, B.C. (2013)
  • Case Studies of Partnership Experiences
    Canadian Cooperative Association, International Program (2011)
  • Sustainable Energy Alternatives Off-Grid-A Business Case
    with Green Eagle Services Inc. and SGA Energy for Strategic Initiatives & Environment and Renewable Resources Directorates, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2011)
  • Evaluation and Mentoring for the Ahp-cii-uk Aboriginal Leadership Project
    Nuu-cha-nulth Tribal Council, Port Alberni, BC. (2010-2012)
  • Nunavut Community Wellness Planning Project
    Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated with the support of the Government of Nunavut and Health Canada (2008-2011)
  • Strategic Economic & Enterprise Development, Case Study & Strategic Overview Paper
    CARE Canada (2011)
  • Enterprise and Economic Development –Taking the Next Step
    CARE Canada (2010)
  • Strategic Overview Paper, Economic and Enterprise Development
    CARE Canada (2010)
  • Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICTD
    for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-Regional focus Asia – Pacific (2009-ongoing)
  • Vibrant Communities Initiative, a national Neighbourhood-Based Poverty Reduction Initiative
    prepared for the Tamarack Institute, Waterloo, Ontario (2003-2009)
  • Lessons Learned from the Models for Rural Development and Community Capacity Building Program
    prepared for the Rural Secretariat, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (2008)
  • Quebec Community Group Networks
    meeting - presentation and briefing on new directions in community economic development (2006)
  • Action for Neighbourhood Change
    National Partners meeting - design and facilitation of meeting (2005 - 2008)
  • Orientation of the Community Economic Development for the Nunavut Federal Council (Iqaluit)
    briefing on community economic development for federal Nunavut officials
  • Canadian Community Economic Development National Annual meeting in Vancouver
    facilitation of policy sessions (2005)
  • National Roundtable Meetings # 1, 2, 3 & 4 on the Social Economy: Discussion Summary
    for Human Resources & Skills Development Canada, and Social Development Canada, Gatineau, Quebec (2004-2005)
  • Strategic Planning Workshops and Organizational Development
    for Whapmagoostui Eeyou Enterprises Development Corporation (WEEDCo) at Whapmagoostui, Quebec (2004-2005)
  • Development of a Framework for Performance Measurement
    for the Pan West Community Futures Network (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta & B.C) (2004)
  • Performance Measurement for the Community Futures Development Corporations in Western Canada: The Elements of a Framework
    prepared for Pan West Community Futures Network (2004)
  • Future Directions: A Report on the Redesign of the Community Economic Development Program (CEDP)
    prepared for the Economic Development Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    , with the participation of Aboriginal and Inuit stakeholders (2004)
  • Strengthening the Community Economic Development Program (CEDP)
    Revised Program Elements and Program Framework, for Economic Development Branch, INAC and CEDP Advisory Committee (2004)
  • A Formative Evaluation of the Ottawa Community Economic Development Network (Phase 1 and 2)
    for Ottawa Social Planning Council (2004)
  • Evaluation of the Community Economic Development Program
    prepared for the Audit and Evaluation Branch and the Economic Development Branch, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2003)
  • Review of Socio-Economic Dimensions of the Bathurst Inlet Port and Road Project
    prepared for Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. (2003)
  • National Evaluation of the Community Economic Development Program, Phase 1 and Phase 2
    for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2002-2003)
  • Feasibility Study on the Implementation of a Credit Union
    for Caisse Trillium (Gloucester) (2000)
  • Perspective Paper on Community Capacity-Building
    for Natural Resources Canada (Ottawa) (1999)
  • Market Study for Emergency Elder Care Services
    for Work and Family Partnerships (Ottawa) (1998)
  • Models of Community Learning Networks in Canada
    for the Office of Learning Technologies, Human Resources Development Canada (Ottawa) (1997)
  • Prefeasibility Study of Tourism Products
    for the Algonquians of Abitibiwinni (Pikogan, Quebec) (1997)
  • A Community Investment Approach for the Atlantic Groundfish Strategy
    for Human Resources Development Canada (St. Anthony, Newfoundland) (1996)
  • A Study of Partnership Models and Innovative Local Partnerships
    for Human Resources Development Canada (Ottawa) (1996)
  • A Context-Sensitive Approach to Indian Taxation
    for the Montagnais of Mashteuiatsh and Finance Canada (Ottawa) (1996)
  • Mitchikanibikong Inik Socio-Economic Study
    Economic Data Collection, for the Algonquians of Barriere Lake (Rapid Lake) (1996)
  • Impact Analysis of the Elimination of the Gallonage Tax on the Ontario Economy
    for the Ontario Restaurants Association (1995)
  • Adding Value: A Social and Economic Analysis of Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations
    for the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Center (1995)
  • Community Economic Development Strategic Planning
    for the Sudbury East Economic Development Corporation (Warren, Ontario) (1995)
  • Science and Technology-Based Community Economic Development
    for the Great Northern Peninsula Development Corporation (Plum Point, Newfoundland) (1995)

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