Community 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.
  • 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)