Community Economic Development is the foundation of our work
We work closely with communities to ensure project success through consultation, research, planning, financing, construction and implementation. Take a look through some of our projects below, or get in touch if we can help you with one of your own.
Akwesasne is a complex, multi-jurisdictional First Nation and Tribe, and pursuing cultural tourism came with many challenges. They had made major achievements on their own, but they identified a need for outside help to help build a plan for how to move forward.
The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (CNUFN) own Cape Croker Park. The park is a 315-site campground built by the community in 1967 and is the only First Nation owned and operated park in Ontario, and one of only two in Canada.
Cape Croker wanted to extend employment opportunities for park employees, from seasonal to full time. A Maple Syrup Business was a fitting complement, since the Chippewas of Nawash have produced maple syrup from this exact location for centuries.
Springwater Provincial Park has been a long-standing traditional area of continuous use and significance to the people of Beausoleil First Nation, but was managed and controlled by the Province of Ontario. Their goal was to re-secure and control the land for their people.
Cultural tourism for the Nisqually Tribal Council complements the community’s desires to regain use of their traditional land use areas within the Nisqually State Park, and to revitalize and preserve Nisqually culture and heritage.
The Town of Cobalt has a rich history. They knew other municipalities had created historic districts, but they did not know how to achieve their vision with a very small municipal staff and limited budget. They reached out to us for help.
Like most northern Indigenous communities, Moose Factory, Ontario had inadequate emergency services facilities. MacLeod Farley and Associates was hired to find a way to help plan, and ultimately secure funding to construct an Emergency Services building.
We see housing as an integral part of community development. With sub-standard housing, people lack a solid foundation in their lives, with their families and community. We assist in developing housing projects that are ambitious.