Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Facilitation and Training

The New Economy Development Group team works closely with public and private sector organizations in planning for the future. The team promotes strategic planning processes that are comprehensive, participatory and action-oriented. It aims to assist clients to prepare for transition and to recognize opportunities through the design and implementation of customized training programs and materials. New Economy team members are available to facilitate meetings, workshops and consultation exercises tailored to the needs of the client.
  • Champlain Local Health Integration Network Board Strategic Planning (2008)
  • Nunavut Community Wellness Project Nunavut Tunngavik (2008-2010)
  • Strategic Action Plan for the North-End Community Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2007-2008)
  • Aga Khan Foundation training of interns on microfinance approaches (2003-2006)
  • United Way of Greater Toronto facilitation of agency planning and program reflections (2006)
  • Quebec Community Group Networks meeting – presentation and briefing on new directions in community economic development (2005-2006)
  • Orientation of the Community Economic Development for the Nunavut Federal Council (Iqaluit) briefing on community economic development for federal Nunavut officials (2005)
  • Vibrant Communities Initiative Coaching for the Tamarack Institute in St. Michael in northeastern Montreal (2005)
  • Voluntary Sector Initiative (VSI) Summative Evaluation Framework and Methodology Report prepared for the Audit and Evaluation Directorate, Strategic Direction, Social Development Canada (2005)
  • Organizational Review of the Walpole Island Heritage Centre prepared for Walpole Island First Nation (2005)
  • A Strategic Options Paper for the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA) prepared for the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (2005)
  • Organizational Learning & Capacity-Building for Oxfam Canada (2004-2005)
  • Operational Planning, Design & Delivery for the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs Rural Programs Branch, Guelph, Ontario (2004)
  • Strategic Planning Workshop for the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Guelph, Ontario (2004)
  • Orientation to Micro-credit & Development Internship Training for the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada (2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Future Directions for the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (NAFA): Strategic Issues and Options for the National Aboriginal Forestry Association (2002)
  • Planning for the Future for the Société Cascapédia, Grandé-Cascapédia, Quebec and Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP) (2002)
  • Strategic Plan for the Ottawa Community Loan Fund and Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP) (2002)
  • Course Instructor, Organizational Development & Community Economic Development for the Graduate Studies Program, School of Community & Public Affairs, Concordia University(2000)
 
  • Ottawa Community Housing Board Retreat (2011)
  • United Way Ottawa Board Planning Workshop (2011)
  • Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Ottawa Co-Facilitation of Annual General Meeting (2011)
  • Caldwell Family Centre, Ottawa Design, Consultations and Facilitation of Board of Directors (2011)
  • Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Ottawa Design and Pre-Session Consultation, Facilitation of BoD (2008-2009)
  • International Microcredit and Microcredit Internship Training Program, Aga Khan Foundation of Canada, Ottawa Training Microcredit/finance Concepts and Practices (2003-2010)
  • United Way of Toronto – Standards of Excellence Process (2008)
  • Human Resources Sector Council for the Voluntary & Non-Profit Sector (2008, 2011)
  • Mapping Poverty Reduction Work Canadian Council on Social Development and HRSDC (2008)
  • United Way Ottawa Cabinet Retreat (2008)
  • Quebec Community Groups Network preparation and delivery of community economic development concept paper for Board Workshop(2006)
  • Voluntary Sector Initiative Methodology Concept Paper, Social Development Canada Workshop presentation and facilitation of evaluation framework and methodology report for Steering Committee workshop (2005)
  • United Anishnaabeg Councils facilitation of Council discussion on Database Land Management and Administration Systems(2005)
  • Ontario Social Economy Consortium facilitation of Ontario Stakeholders’ meeting (2005)
  • Voluntary Sector Forum analysis and reporting on Sectoral Involvement in Policy Development Projects (2005)
  • Canadian Community Economic Development Network National Annual General Meeting in Vancouver – facilitation of policy sessions (2005)
  • Action for Neighbourhood Change for United Way Canada, the Tamarack Institute, and the Caledon Institute – the design and facilitation of national partners’ meetings (2005-2008)
  • Workshop Advisor and Recorder National Roundtables on the Social Economy #1, 2, 3 & 4 for Human Resources & Skills Development Canada and Social Development Canada (2004-2005)
  • Vibrant Communities Initiative Coaching for the Tamarack Institute in St. Michael in northeastern Montreal (2004-2008)
  • Facilitation of the National Symposium on Farm Income for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Ottawa (2004)
  • Facilitation and Workshop Design for Eco-Leadership Bursary Program Workshop with international partners for Canada World Youth, Montreal (2004)
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing Rural Programs Branch Planning Workshop – meeting design and facilitation (2004)
  • Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission design and facilitation of Board Strategic Planning Meeting (2004)