is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating awareness
and initiating action around food, health and urban sustainability.
Technical assistance will help the organization develop a diversified
fundraising strategy. The mission and core values of the organization
will also be revisited to ensure comprehensive policies around private
sector contributions and partnerships.
Technical assistance provider: Back on Track Inc.
Central Committee, B.C. Employment Development Department, Abbotsford,
Technical assistance will help
and implement systems and procedures that will facilitate the implementation
of a "Futures Foundations" Individual Development Account
(IDA) project in the Fraser Valley. IDAs equip low-income individuals
with tools and resources to build their savings, assets, and financial
Technical assistance provider: Employment Development, Mennonite
Central Committee, Alberta
Partners for Economic and Community Help (PEACH) helps residents,
organizations and businesses access government and other funds and
tools to re-vitalize Vancouver's downtown Eastside. Technical assistance
will help the organization create a framework to evaluate the impact
of PEACH on the community and the effectiveness of the programs
Technical assistance provider: Centre for Community Leadership
Similkameen Indian Band, Keremos, B.C.
Located in central B.C., the Upper Similkameen Indian Band is restoring
and preserving the "Canadian grand-daddy of mines". Their
goal is to bring together First Nations history and Canadian
mining history by converting the site into a heritage and industrial
tourist attraction. Technical assistance will provide the Hedley
Mascot Gold Mine Project with the architectural expertise to move
the Interpretive Centre's concept drawings to the development phase;
architectural-engineering know how to further stabilize the mine,
and mentoring from an expert in fundraising.
Technical assistance provider: Helen O'Toole and Associates,
Barry McGinn Engineering and Preservation Ltd.
Loan Circle Society of Central Alberta, Red Deer, Alberta
The Loan Circle Society of Central Alberta is receiving CEDTAP assistance
to create entrepreneurial and money management programs that can
be used by a variety of community agencies.
Technical assistance provider: MCC Employment Development
CED Investment Committee, Edmonton, Alberta
vehicles for financing CED represents an important new approach
in addressing some of the financial challenges faced by low income
communities in raising start up and expansion capital. By raising
capital directly from sympathetic businesses, institutions or community
oriented individuals, community investment can provide a source
of new capital for community economic development initiatives. CEDTAP
support will assist with the research and development of a detailed
fiscal framework for an Alberta based CED Investment fund.
Another Way Consulting
Building Futures Society, Edmonton, Alberta
The mission of the Women Building Futures Society is to contribute
to the long-term economic stability of low-income women by increasing
their readiness and ability to secure and sustain employment in
the construction trades. They are receiving technical assistance
through CEDTAP for market research, business plan development and
Technical assistance provider: TBA
Canada Association of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta
Technical assistance is helping the organization develop a marketing
plan for their Handicraft Production Centre. The centre was established
by seniors who identified income-generation as a major barrier experienced
by older immigrants.
Technical assistance provider: Canadian Worker Co-operative
Women's Group Inc. Foundation, Melfort, Saskatchewan
The mission of Stardale is to provide life skills and literacy to
women living in poverty and abusive situations. The organization
is receiving support from CEDTAP for the startup of an artistic
co-operative, in which members will produce and sell creative designs
using Coast Salish weaving methods. Speficically, technical assistance
through CEDTAP will provide members with more knowledge and training
in business, marketing strategies, board development, advanced weaving
techniques and research/experimentation with flax linen fibre.
Technical assistance provider: CHS Enterprises Inc.; the
Department of Fiber Arts and Pottery and Glass Blowing of the Alberta
College of Art and Design; Biolin Research
Development Corporation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Quint Development Corporation is a non-profit CED corporation that
serves the needs of Saskatoon's five core neighbourhoods. Technical
assistance will support a strategic planning process that will allow
Quint to re-examine its goals and objectives in light of the concerns,
aspirations and problems of local residents.
Technical assistance provider: Centre for Community Enterprise
Co-operative Business Development Pilot Project, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The purpose of this pilot project initiated by the
is to create a support system for new business co-operatives and
other forms of community enterprise. Technical assistance is needed
to complete the design, implementation as well as a test-run of
Technical assistance provider: Neil Loughran
Housing Co-operative, Toronto, Ontario
The Atkinson Housing Co-operative is a 410-unit housing initiative
located in downtown Toronto. Formerly the Alexandra Park Housing
Project, the 1100 residents voted in 1998 to convert their publicly
subsidized units into co-op housing. Technical Assistance will help
the Atkinson Housing Co-operative develop its board governance,
contract management, operating agreement and a fundraising strategy.
Technical assistance provider: Co-operative Housing Federation
Centretown Laundry Co-operative, Ottawa, Ontario
The Laundry Co-operative's mission is to "empower its members
-- street cultured and those living on low-incomes -- to set up,
run and take ownership of a self-sustaining, affordable and accessible
laundry facility geared to their needs". The co-op, an initiative
spearheaded by the First United Church, will use the technical assistance
to help develop their organizational structure and a business plan.
Technical assistance provider: L'Art du développement
Water Development Corporation, Charlton, Ontario
Deep Water Development Corporation developed out of a lengthy struggle
for the future of this near-northern community which straddles the
Quebec-Ontario border. The group is comprised of native and non-native
peoples, as well as Francophones, Anglophones and farmers who have
committed to work together to increase employment and the social
and economic well-being of of their community. Technical assistance
will allow Deep Water to go on a study tour to learn about the CED
initiatives taking place in communities similar to their own. CEDTAP
will also support a two-day strategic planning session where the
organization will determine its mission, mandate and next steps.
Technical assistance provider: TBA
Food Innovations, Jordan, Ontario
mission is to support the efforts of small Niagara processors to
produce premium specialty food products using local agricultural
products. Creating viable business opportunities for low-income
individuals, with particular emphasis on women, is an integral part
of NFI's mission. NFI is receiving CEDTAP support to enhance the
enterprise's business and financial management systems, develop
its sales, and ensure sufficient cash flow to sustain the business
during its rapid growth phase.
Technical assistance provider: Canadian Co-operative Association,
Work Center, Ottawa, Ontario
In this initiative, CEDTAP is supporting a study tour to the ANNEX
project in Toronto. The tour will allow Causeway to learn about
a new CED initiative that creates employment for people with disability
or substance abuse problems.
Ottawa Community Loan Fund, Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF)
is receiving technical assistance to develop a strategic plan to
ensure long-term financial viability.
Technical assistance provider: Born Epp Ideas
Windpower Co-operative, Toronto, Ontario
The TREC Windpower Co-operative (TWC) is a joint project of the
Toronto Renewable Energy Co-op (a community-based energy co-operative)
and Toronto Hydro Services (THESI). TWC will develop up to three
utility scale wind turbines on the Toronto waterfront. Technical
assistance will help TWC develop its bylaws, a membership agreement,
train the Board of Directors, and prepare online materials.
Technical assistance provider: TBA
Bureaux d'Antoine, Montréal, Québec
Les Bureaux d'Antoine is a training business where youth at risk
make office furniture. CEDTAP support is allowing the organization
to develop a strategic plan and to analyze their production procedures
Technical assistance provider: MCE Conseils
Cascapédia, Cascapédia-St.Jules, Québec
The Société Cascapédia was founded in 1982
to manage and develop the salmon resource (the "ressource saumon")
found in the Cascapédia river. The Société
is managed jointly by an Aboriginal and a non-Aboriginal community,
and all proposed developments of the salmon resource are analyzed
using community, environmental and economic criteria. Technical
assistance will allow the organization to renew both its vision
of the development of the river and the Société itself.
Technical assistance provider: ThemCom Consultants and the New
Economy Development Group
Radio McGill, Montréal, Québec
serves as a community focus point and resource for local alternative,
experimental, and marginalized cultural and social justice initiatives.
Technical assistance is being provided to establish a collective
management structure for a non-profit, campus-based, community radio
Technical assistance provider: Fédération québécoise
des coopératives de travail
de solidarité de Rocher-Percé, Québec
Since 1997, the Coopérative de solidarité de Rocher-Percé
has been working on renewing the agricultural sector in the Gaspé
region of Québec. One of their strategies is to grow medicinal
plants. In order to learn more about this practice, CEDTAP is supporting
a study tour to France and Switzerland for three of the co-op members.
Absolu St. Laurent, Montréal, Québec
Through CEDTAP, technical assistance will support market research
for the development of historical cruises on the Lachine canal in
Technical assistance provider: RESO
des Ressourceries du Québec, Montréal, Québec
The Réseau des Ressourceries du Québec is a network
of community enterprises involved in sustainable resource management.
The network provides technical assistance, research and development,
and coaching and mentoring to its members. Support from CEDTAP will
allow the Réseau des Ressourceries to research strategies
to become more self-sufficient.
Technical assistance provider: TBA
Venture Group, Saint John, New-Brunswick
The Business Venture Group is meeting with the Ontario Council of
Alternative Business to learn more about mental health consumer-controlled
businesses and support the development of similar initiatives in
Scotia Mik'Maq Economic Development Officers' Network
CEDTAP is supporting a tourism development plan for the 13 First
Nations communities in the province. The plan will be prepared with
the participation of economic development officers, so that they
can enhance their skills in research, planning, marketing and budgeting
at the same time.
Technical assistance provider: Atlantic CED Institute
Co-operative Development Centre (RCDC), Moncton, New Brunswick
The RCDC is receiving CEDTAP support to conduct a market research/feasibility
study that will enable the organization to expand its youth program
and bring it to communities in need.
Technical Assistance Provider: TBA.
Madame Development and Heritage Foundation, Arichat, Nova Scotia
The Isle Madame Development and Heritage Foundation will assume
responsibility of Development Isle Madame's heritage projects. Technical
assistance will allow those involved in the Foundation to define
its mandate, develop a business plan and initiate an application
for charitable status.
Technical assistance provider: Silver Donald Cameron and
Achnacary Consulting Ltd.
Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation, Norris Point, Newfoundland
The Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital opened in 1939 to provide health
care to residents of this rural area of Newfoundland. But with the
building of a new, modern medical facility, the Cottage Hospital
is scheduled to close. As a result, a non-profit organization has
been established to take ownership of the historic hospital and
pursue alternative uses for the facility that will benefit the local
area. Technical assistance will help the group build a functioning
organization, determine asset-transfer requirements, establish an
interim operating plan, identify and assess opportunities, and develop
a sustainable operating plan.
Technical assistance provider: David Simms, Great Northern
Peninsula Development Corporation
Community Economic Development Committee, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
The Sanikiluaq Community Economic Development Committee was established
to oversee the development of a CED plan. Technical assistance will
help the Committee prepare a training plan for the Assistant CED
Officer, and design and deliver a training workshop on business
development and a planning workshop.
Technical assistance provider: Consilium