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)
  • 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
  • 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)