School of the Arts Co-operative, Nelson, B.C.
Kootenay School of the Arts, Centre of Craft and Design is dedicated
to graduating students who will be able to make a living through their
professions in art, craft and design. CEDTAP is supporting marketing
development for the organization.
Technical Assistance Provider: Chris Rowat Design
Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society (EMBERS), Vancouver,
EMBERS creates economic opportunities that make the neighborhood
more livable for residents, especially those who are low-income.
Technical assistance will help develop a hands-on training/mentoring
program as a component of EMBERS community business program.
Community Association, Victoria, B.C.
The Kids in the Kitchen project, which centres around fudge
production, will offer full and part-time jobs to local residents
and in particular to youth requiring new opportunities and training.
Technical assistance will assist with business and marketing plan
Technical Assistance Provider: Vanessa Hammond
Track to Employment, Vancouver, B.C.
CEDTAP is supporting an exchange between Fast Track and the Learning
Enrichment Foundation in Toronto to explore a national labour market
strategy, share employment resource development plans and technology
applications under development.
Futures Society, Sayward, B.C.
The mission of the Society is to work in harmony with others to
create a sound economic and positive social environment within the
Sayward area. CEDTAP is supporting technical assistance for business
plan and operating procedures development.
Technical Assistance Provider: Canadac Services
Energy, A Renewable Energy Coop (PEC), Dawson Creek, B.C.
CEDTAP funded an exchange for PEC to obtain advice from the Toronto
Renewable Energy Cooperative (TREC) on successful investment, technical
and administrative requirements to establishing and developing an
This project builds on the first CEDTAP funded project, an exchange
with the Toronto Renewable Energy Cooperative. The next step, which
involves further meetings and conference participation, is to move
the project forward so that the community can realize its objective
of becoming a leader of renewable energy in the province.
Disabilities Association, Richmond, B.C.
There is a huge need in Richmond for quality daycare spaces. The
project is to conduct a feasibility study to determine whethere
it is viable to develop an innovative model that will allow daycares
to be subsidized by corporations in a hub setting.
Technical Assistance Provider: Annette Garm
Scale Food Processors Association, Saltspring Island, B.C.
CEDTAP is funding an exchange between the Association and the Ontario
Organic Famers Cooperative so that they may share knowledge about
cooperatives being economically viable farming businesses.
The SSFPA has been very actively recruiting members and creating
real viable economic opportunities for small scale producers. Through
CEDTAP support, the organization will move to the next step - -
development of an organizational infrastructure and a business plan
to operate a marketing service for its members.
Technical Assistance Provider: Community Venture Development
Energy, Victoria, B.C.
WISE Energy is working with other organizations to complete a detailed
biodiesel feasibility study. Subject to this study, supported by
CEDTAP, WISE Energy will work with community partners to design
and implement a biodiesel plant in 2004.
Technical Assistance Provider:TBA
Employment Counselling Services of Alberta (DECSA), Edmonton, Alberta
DECSA works collaboratively to overcome barriers to employment in
a changing world. Funding is being provided for the evaluation design
of a social enterprise project which will support individuals with
mental health concerns.
Technical Assistance Provider: Yelland Research & Evaluation
Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre, Saskatoon Independent Living
Cooperative (SILC), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
mission of the housing initiative is to build a barrier-free community
housing cooperative that supports the needs of people with disabilities.
Technical assistance will assist in the development of a business
plan for SILC.
Assistance Provider: Saskatoon
Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Dumont Institute, Regina, Saskatchewan
Support from CEDTAP will allow the Gabriel
Dumont Institute to integrate its Web site with an e-commerce
application. This will allow them to market new products more effectively,
which translates into more work and income for Métis authors,
videographers and artisans.
Alliance for the Future, Meota, Saskatchewan
The Prairie to Pine REDA is supporting Prairie Alliance for
the Future to meet its mission of an enhanced quality of life for
its residents and increased economic development in the region.
It is anticipated that viable local cooperatives will help the agricultural
community maximize rail usage and lower grain costs. Technical assistance
will help in the development of a framework for this regional system
of federated local coops.Technical Service Provider: Agri
Trade and Transport
Child Hunger Education Program (CHEP), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
This project, supported by CEDTAP, will develop a business plan
for a community food store. It is the first stage in a larger vision
for a food centre that will include a seasonal outdoor market, a
community garden, public education programs and job training.
Technical Assistance Provider : Mark Richardson Consulting
Forest Products Coop Exchange, Cumberland House, Saskatchewan
CEDTAP supported a study tour for the Coop to learn more about specific
aspects of the hardwood lumber industry.
Action Co-op Regina Ltd., Regina, Saskatchewan
CEDTAP is supporting an exchange initiative - - the Alternative
Housing Research Project. This research will look at alternative
housing initiatives, including land trusts and intentional communities
that could be implemented in the city of Regina.
bénévole de Bellevue Inc., St-Isidore de Bellevue,
L'association bénévole de Bellevue lacks the
expertise to develop financing and marketing plans for the seniors
and handicapped care facility that it has been pursuing since the
organization was founded in 1979. The next step in the project's
realization is to use this expertise to successfully market the
facility, so that the remaining funds needed can be raised for this
rural francophone community's care home.
Technical Assistance Provider: Conseil de la Coopération
de la Saskatchewan
Tourism Inc., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan
This project involves extensive participation by northern communities'
residents and municipal councils in the creation of tourism planning
models for three distinct types of northern communities: destination
areas, an isolated northern community and an established tourism
Technical Assistance Provider: TBA
with Disabilities Entrepreneur Association (IDEA), Riverton, Manitoba
The mission of IDEA is to empower potential and existing entrepreneurs
with disabilities, through networking, services and resources. CEDTAP
is supporting the development of a resource directory, designed
to empower entrepreneurs with disabilities and to assist all service
providers and the general public in the region. Technical Assistance
Provider: Bye the Lake
Central Development of Thompson, Thompson, Manitoba
CEDTAP is helping this group meet some of their technology requirements
for the development of a new project: the Thompson Community Web
Ground Cooperative Inc. Toronto, Ontario
Common Ground is an incorporated, non-profit, cooperative service
organization, promoting self-employment for people on the margins
of our society who have intellectual disabilities. Technical assistance
will help develop a sustainability plan for the coop businesses
Common Ground has developed.
Technical Assistance Provider: Self Employment Development
Coop. St-Albert, St-Albert, Ontario
Founded in 1894, the Fromagerie is a unique cooperative model that
contributes to economic development in the community. One of the
organization's initatives is the annual Curd Festival. Technical
assistance will assure the permanence and growth of the festival
as a tourist and cultural attraction.
Technical Assistance Provider: L'Art du développement
East Village Business Improvement Association, London, Ontario
The Old East Village Commercial Corridor Revitalization Plan seeks
to integrate commercial, social and economic development of the
corridor. CEDTAP is supporting the implementation of certain aspects
of the plan, including an affordable housing pilot project and the
development of a community loan fund.
Technical Assistance Provider: Michael Driscoll
Community Economic Development Corporation, Alliston, Ontario
The Nottawasaga CDC is in the process of developing the Nottawasaga
Broadband Cooperative, which will bring the opportunity for high
speed Internet access to people of this community. Technical assistance
is supporting the development of a comprehensive business plan for
Technical Assistance Provider: Ontario Cooperative Association
Women's Immigrant Enterprise Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The CED sister initiative of the Riverdale Women's Centre, RIWE
focuses on the economic empowerment of immigrant women. RIWE is
receiving CEDTAP's assistance to acquire a technical assistance
provider who will provide coaching on entrepreneurial leadership,
partnership development and marketing and sales for a new social
purpose enterprise, RIWE Tutoring.
Technical Assistance Provider : Allan Day and Associates
CALDECH is a not-for-profit organization supporting community
economic development in the Simcoe region. This project involves
technical assistance to provide a business plan for a collaborative
of 4 programs/projects related to job and leadership skills for
Technical Assistance Provider : L'Art du Développement
Water Development Corporation, Charlton, Ontario
The mission of the Deepwater Regional Development Corporation is
to cultivate a creative, vibrant and sustainable regional community.
CEDTAP is supporting the new DRDC Cobalt School of Arts and Innovation
Initiative, which will promote, nuture and sustain creative innovation
in the regional community.
Technical Assistance Provider: Growing Places Consulting
Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ontario
This organization is very actively engaged in the community, and
has become known as an important resource to various groups including
the alternative agriculture community, school boards, local citizens,
environmental groups and social agencies.Technical Assistance will
assist in developing an organizational plan, identifying markets,
as well as capacity needs and coaching for the Centre.
Technical Assistance Provider: Alpha Projects
Community Loan Fund, Ottawa, Ontario
Technical Assistance will assist the OCLF in developing the skills
and infrastructure necessary for ongoing fundraising efforts.
Technical Assistance Provider: Projects on Target
développement économique Ste. Anne de Prescott, Ste.
Anne de Prescott, Ontario
Technical Assistance will help this group to research, prepare and
present a Market Study related to agricultural diversification in
consultation with community members. The goal is to reinforce the
entrepreneurial ability of the local community through an exploration
of sustainable and alternative agricultural production.
Technical Assistance Provider: L'art du Développement
YOUTHLINK is a large youth agency that deals with many issues including
counselling and treatment,outreach, HIV and addictions services.
CEDTAP is supporting one of their projects, which aims to train
youth in home maintenance skills while providing seniors with home
maintenance audits and upgrades.
Technical Assistance Provider : Zizys Consulting
: A Northwestern Ontario Women's Community Loan Fund, Thunder Bay,
PARO has successfully grown in the last few year. This is the right
time to review where they are headed and assess their options for
continued funding from a variety of sources. CEDTAP is supporting
strategic planning and sustainability development.
Technical Assistance Provider : Rural Vision
Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation, Midland, Ontario
North Simcoe is an urban/rural mixed community with no public transportation
in or among neighbouring towns and villages. CEDTAP is supporting
an exchange between the organization's Transportation Action Team
and the Town of Georgina and Lanark County to learn about their
experiences operating volunteer-run transportation systems.
Coopérative de santé d'Aylmer, Aylmer, Québec
The cooperative works to improve the quality, range, accessibility
and stability of health care services for persons living in Aylmer
and surrounding rural areas. Technical assistance will help them
evaluate plans to purchase a medical centre. It will also allow
them to develop a business plan and financing strategy related to
Technical Assistance Provider: Les Productions LPS
québécois du loisir, Montréal, Québec
CEDTAP is funding a feasibility study and business plan development
for a 'Quebec travel card' project. This initiative provides travel
possibilities for low-income persons, while at the same time supporting
tourism ventures in the region.
Technical Assistance Provider : Le groupe DBSF
Libre Inc., Montréal, Québec
Entrée Libre supports career development for young adults
confronted with obstacles to social and professional integration
and who are interested in working in the area of arts and culture.
CEDTAP is providing support for this emerging organization's market
studies and marketing plan development.
Technical Assistance Provider : Societé conseil BPS
not-for-profit group underwent exchanges in France and other European
countries to learn about developing a system of fair trade in Quebec.
to the exchange program with France and a number of European countries
regarding a system of fair trade in Quebec, Renaissance is receiving
technical assistance for the development of a business plan.
Technical Assistance Provider: Iber-Géo Canada
Paradoxe, Montréal, Québec
CEDTAP supported a market study and business plan development for
the community-run café.
Technical Assistance Provider : Allan Bilodeau
Don Bosco, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec
Valleyfield family vacation camp is proceeding with the construction
of a new lodging facility. They are obtaining technical assistance
for the development of a financing campaign that will increase profitability.
Technical Assistance Provider: El Zéart
N A Rive, Montréal, Québec
Centre NA Rive provides literacy development and training for immigrant
woman. The Centre is obtaining technical assistance to evaluate
various financing strategies and to help put their strategic plan
Technical Assistance Provider: Épisode
Faites de la Musique, Montréal, Québec
This organization, which supports cultural development in the region,
is looking to diversify its activities. The agency is receiving
support for business plan development and financial restructuring.
Technical Assistance Provider: Marcon DDM
québécoise des coopéeratives d'habitation (CGCH),
CGCH's mission is to develop and promote the concept of housing
cooperatives and to offer services to federations, cooperatives
and their members. Technical assistance will allow the organization
to evaluate the financial potential of housing cooperatives in Québec
and the opportunities for financial partnerships.
Technical Assistance Provider: Allan Gaudreault
des Arts du cirque, Montréal, Québec
The cité des arts du cirque seeks to make Montréal
an international centre for circus arts, promoting social innovation
and sustainable development. This project aims to bring together
social enterprises to take advantage of the Cite's activities by
creating a synergy among themselves and to establish the region
as a hub for social economic activity.
Technical Assistance Provider: Le chantier de l'economie sociale
d'education et d'action des femmes de Montréal (CEAF),
The CEAF has been in existence for the past 30 years. It seeks to
provide social, economic and political education for women. More
recently, CEAF has been asked to work with organizations and people
who are involved in CED. Technical assistance will help with strategic
planning so that CEAF can better serve their new clientele. Technical
Assistance Provider : Relais-femmes
Collective Hochelaga-Maissoneuve, Montréal, Québec
La Cuisine Collective Hochelaga-Maissoneuve is a not-for-profit
organization that has been serving community members since 1986.
CEDTAP is support a feasibility study to develop a bed & breakfast
for public servants and those working in community service. The
b&b would be transformed out of the cottage adjoining the Collective
Technical Assistance Provider : DARVIDA Conseil
Coopérative Solidarité Rocher Percé, Val d'Espoir,
The Coopérative de solidarité Rocher Percé
is receiving technical assistance for a needs assessment and feasiblity
study in order to establish a 'maison familiale et rural' in that
region. 'Maisons familiales et rurales' offer youth opportunities
to learn in a group setting and to work in their community, acquiring
relevant knowledge and skills.
Technical Assistance Provider : Themcom Consultations
Tourism Development Committee, Charlo, New Brunswick
CEDTAP is supporting the development of the Charlo Sustainable Tourism
Development Plan. The initiative will help the community diversify
its economy in a sustainable fashion by creating jobs and new businesses
locally while targeting youth and unemployed citizens.
Technical Assistance Provider: TBA
Island Shellfish Cooperative, Tignish, P.E.I.
West Island Shellfish Cooperative Limited is a shellfish buying,
packaging, and distribution co-op owned and operated by eleven seasoned
Prince Edward Island oyster harvesters. Technical Assistance will
allow the co-ooperative to seek mentor support during the start-up
phase of the new oyster processing facility .
Technical Assistance Provider : Canadian Worker Co-operative
Development Association, Parson's Pond, Newfoundland
The mission of the Central Development Association is to promote
social and economic development in the Northern Peninsula Central
Region of Newfoundland. The organization has begun a new project
to develop adventure tourism in this region. Technical assistance
will help them to build local capacities through research, analysis,
story synthesis, product development and the preparation of resource
Technical Assistance Provider: TBA
Worker Co-op Federation (CWCF), Kentville, Nova Scotia
works for the development and expansion of businesses organized
according to co-operative principles and the principles of worker
ownership and control. Support from CEDTAP will be used to create
a strategy to secure resources for the Worker-Coop Fund. The Fund
has been successful in investing in worker co-operatives for the
creation and maintenance of jobs.
Technical Assistance Provider: Greg O'Neill
Business Improvement Area Corporation (DBIAC), Dalhousie, New Brunswick
The goal of the DBIAC
is to improve business and increase economic activity in Dalhousie.
The Corporation is looking to establish a Dalhousie Ferry Service
for such objectives as the expansion of the local tourism industry,
strengthening of the forestry sector and job creation. Technical
assistance will be provided for business planning and development.
Technical Assistance Provider: Brock Dickinson