We bring an excellent understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of Northern communities. Our approaches build relationships, promote partnerships to leverage resources, strengthen community capacity, and develop strategies and actions that contribute to positive social outcomes.
Planning and Evaluation:
Our planning and evaluation approaches are guided by the client, the community and the northern context. We use community-based research methods and stakeholder engagement that is respectful of many different perspectives. We value strategic planning, evaluation of multi-year projects, and the development of proposals that are relevant, meaningful, user-friendly and useful.
Facilitation and Training:
We believe that the design, delivery and evaluation of training needs to be learner-centred and community-based. Today, professional development and learning must be available both in-person and online and address the diversity that we find across the North. This requires facilitation that takes an inclusive, strengths-based approach and guides a group from inquiry to learning to new opportunities.
Research and Design:
Our research projects, reports and resources designed to translate and share knowledge, are presented visually and use plain language. We use accepted community-based research techniques and principles such as OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access and Possession) and conduct research in accordance with academic guidelines.