What We Do

Community Development:

  • Caroline brings an excellent understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness of Northern communities. Her approaches build relationships, promote partnerships to leverage resources, strengthen community capacity, and develop strategies and actions that contribute to positive social outcomes. For example, the tri-territorial partnership that won the 2015 Arctic Inspiration Prize.

Planning and Evaluation:

  • Planning and evaluation processes are facilitated using community-based research methods and engaging stakeholders from First Nations, government, and non-profit groups from multiple sectors (e.g., health, education, recreation, sport). Evaluation of multi-year projects and preparation of proposals for local, territorial, and national projects result in relevant and meaningful findings, plans, and reports as shown in this example. Caroline plans, coordinates, and reports on budgets, work plans, human resources, etc. for local, territorial, and national projects or partnerships. For example, the

Facilitation and Training:

  • Caroline designs, delivers and evaluates community-based learning. Professional development and training is delivered both in-person and online and ensures relevance to small, rural, Northern and First Nation communities. One example is the Recreation North Training Program.
  • As a facilitator, Caroline uses an inclusive, strengths-based approach that guides a group from inquiry to learning to new opportunities.

Research and Design:

  • Caroline uses accepted community-based research techniques and principles such as OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access and Possession) in research, preparation of resources, reports, etc. Written materials are always presented in user-friendly, plain language format. Research is also conducted in accordance with academic guidelines as shown in this example.