Traditional Knowledge Interview Training: Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre

Posted by Jessica Steiner

on May 9, 2017 10:09:09 AM

Thanks to to the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries  Resource Centre for inviting us to facilitate Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Interview Training in North Bay, Ontario. Our team members had a great time connecting with the AOFRC staff and representatives from 12 different First Nation communities from all over Ontario. Indigenous knowledge matters, and capacity building in Aboriginal communities for traditional knowledge gathering and documenting is very important.  Check out the video below.

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Topics: Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Assessments, Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Studies, training, Capcity Building

We're going to be at the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit! Nov 14-17, 2016 in Sudbury

Posted by Joy Sammy

on Oct 31, 2016 3:56:54 PM

Northern Ontario Tourism Summit

Nov 14-17, 2016 Sudbury, Ontario

 

 

We are attending the 3rd annual Northern Ontario Tourism Summit  at the Holiday Inn, Sudbury November 14-16th 2016.

 

“The Northern Ontario Tourism Summit was developed as a partnership event between Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario (NOTO) and Tourism Northern Ontario (TNO) to bring together tourism businesses, organizations and suppliers as well as all levels of government at a single event to find solutions to challenges facing the industry.”

 

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Topics: News, training

We're going to First Nations Land Governance and Economic Development Conference October 11-13. Hope to see you there!

Posted by Frances Dietrich-O'Connor

on Oct 5, 2016 1:20:06 PM

 

The First Nations Land Governance and Economic Development Conference at the Dakota Dunes Casino in Whitecap, Saskatchewan on October 11-13, is the place to be for communities that are a part of the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management or interested in learning more about the Framework Agreement:

 

Come to our presentation: Best Practices in Environmental and Land-Use Planning for Land Code Communities, 1:30 pm at the TCU Place - 35 - 22nd St. E Saskatoon.

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Topics: Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards, training, land use planning, Land Code, First Nation Land Management Act, Planning

Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference in Thunder Bay, October 4th to 6th We’re going! Are you?

Posted by Zoë Barrett-Wood

on Sep 29, 2016 11:11:40 AM

 
Come visit our tradeshow booth at the Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference taking place in Thunder Bay next week, from October 4th to 6th:
 
“The Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference is a "don’t miss"event that is the cornerstone venue for anyone interested in discovering the balance between economic and resource development and protecting First Nations communities, people, lands, and lifestyles,” say the conference organizers.
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Topics: Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards, training

Eagle Eye: $1.6 million available for 2016-2017 - Lands and Economic Development Services Program

Posted by Rachel Speiran

on Sep 21, 2016 3:37:12 PM

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  

 

The last funding application period for Indigenous communities in Ontario to apply for the Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) is here!

Funding applications are being accepted from October 3RD to October 31st.

 

Lands and Economic Development Services Program

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

 

Deadline: October 31st, 2016

 

What is the Lands and Economic Development Services Program?

The Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) helps Indigenous communities build and manage a solid land base for economic development activities.

 

There are two LEDSP streams totaling $1.6 million for the Ontario 2016-2017 regional budget:

  • CORE – formula-based core funding; and
  • TARGETED – proposal based funding for initiatives

 

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nation communities and their governments, including Tribal Councils
  • Other persons performing delegated land management functions under Sections 53 and/or 60 of the Indian Act on behalf of First Nations
  • Organizations and associations controlled by Aboriginal people except for those with charitable or religious purposes
  • Non-Aboriginal organizations and associations, except for those with charitable or religious purposes

 

What type of projects are eligible?

  • Initiatives that enhance environmental planning, awareness and support efforts towards pollution prevention in communities
  • Initiatives that support environmental management best practices with land and community assets
  • Initiatives to improve environmental regulatory compliance

 

Examples of Previous LEDSP-supported Projects:

  • Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference
  • Recycling program promotion & implementation
  • Waste management program
  • Landfill operator training course
  • Removal of waste oil from four remote communities via winter road for disposal at licensed facility
  • Workshops on fuel contamination and proper remediation procedure
  • Development of guidance manual on small fuel tank systems
  • De-pollution & removal of derelict vehicles from community via winter road

 

Priorities for funding 2016-17 projects include:

  • Projects related to planning: land use plans, comprehensive community plans, waste management plans, recycling implementation plans, economic development plans.
  • Projects linked to an economic activity.
  • Projects with maximized leveraging from other sources.
  • Applicants who have not previously accessed LEDSP/CORP funding before.
  • Environmental / land management / economic development.
  • Geographic distribution of resources across Ontario.

 

How We Can Help

Given the short time period to develop and submit applications for LEDSP we're reaching out to alert our clients - Indigenous nations and organizations working with Indigenous nations – about this funding opportunity to support lands and economic development related projects and capacity initiatives .  If you are not already a client, but are interested in developing an application, Shared Value Solutions can:

  • Assist your community with understanding how this fund could best benefit your community
  • Provide assistance with the application process
  • If appropriate, assist with the implementation of the project
  • We work with Indigenous nations across Canada, and regularly support clients in successfully applying for funding opportunities that help protect environmental integrity and support community economic development objectives.

If your community is interested in this fund and wants assistance please contact Frances Dietrich-O’Connor or Rachel Speiran: 226-706-8888 or info@sharedvaluesolutions.com

 


 

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Topics: training, Funding

Eagle Eye: Up to $150,000 - Fisheries Act Review and Navigation Protection Act Review - DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Posted by Don Richardson

on Sep 2, 2016 10:30:50 AM

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and Indigenous participation funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  

 

NEW Eagle Eye - September 2016 Special Supplement

In this Special Supplement: Indigenous Participant Funding in Federal Government reviews of the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act.  Up to $150,000 is available for individual Indigenous Groups for participating in the review of both federal Acts.  The federal government's decisions on reforming the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act will impact Indigenous groups across Canada, for many years, if not decades.  

 


 

For more information on what this review process is all about, and its history rooted in Idle-No-More, see our post on Fish, Canoes, Pipelines – Un-gutting Canadian Environmental Assessment.  See our website for previous Eagle Eye Newsletters and other news of interest.  

The Parliamentary Committees examining the changes to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act will hear from Indigenous organizations, groups and communities over the course of the components of the review.  Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada representatives will also be available to consult directly with Indigenous organizations, groups and communities to seek their views to inform the Committees’ work.

The deadline for applications for the changes to the Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act is September 23, 2016.

If you are intending to apply for funding to participate in these important legislative and regulatory reviews, and need help, please contact us.  Give us a call at 226-706-8888 or email us at info@sharedvaluesolutions.com - we're happy to assist, no charge.

 

To stay up to date, you can receive our Eagle Eye Newsletter direct to your email inbox:

Sign-up for Our Newsletter!

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Topics: training, Funding

Eagle Eye: Up to $233,000 for Indigenous Participant Funding - EA & NEB Review

Posted by Don Richardson

on Aug 11, 2016 3:11:10 PM

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and Indigenous participation funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  

 

Eagle Eye - August 2016 Special Supplement

In this Special Supplement: Indigenous Participant Funding in Federal Government reviews of Environmental Assessment Processes and National Energy Board Modernization activities.  Up to $233,000 is available for individual Indigenous Groups.  The federal government's decisions on reforming environmental assessments and modernizing the National Energy Board will impact Indigenous groups across Canada, for many years, if not decades.  

UPDATE - August 15, 2016 - The Panel members for the EA Review announced - details below

For more information on what this review process is all about, and its history rooted in Idle-No-More, see our post on Fish, Canoes, Pipelines – Un-gutting Canadian Environmental Assessment.  See our website for previous Eagle Eye Newsletters and other news of interest.  To stay up to date, you can receive our Eagle Eye Newsletter direct to your email inbox:

Sign-up for Our Newsletter!

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Topics: training, Funding

Eagle Eye: August 2016 Funding Opportunities Scan

Posted by Don Richardson

on Aug 9, 2016 2:04:40 PM

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  

 

We've got our sights set on a number of funding deadlines in the coming months that will be of interest. If you have any questions about any of the programs below or need support with an application process please feel free to contact us - we're happy to help.  In this edition of  Eagle Eye we cover funding available for:

  • nuclear project reviews in the Ottawa River watershed and the Winnipeg River/Lake of the Woods watershed, plus
  • the new Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Aboriginal Economic Development Fund Regional Partnership Grant,
  • the Ontario150 Community Celebration Program, and
  • the Ontario Energy Partnerships Program 

Eagle Eye Special Supplement - CLICK HERE! Up to $233,000 for Indigenous Participant Funding - Environmental Assessment Process Review and National Energy Board Reform!

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Topics: training, Funding

Catalyzing positive social change and community well-being through theatre

Posted by Rachel Speiran and Zoë Barrett-Wood

on Apr 22, 2016 5:50:29 PM

 

 

Community Well-being Through Theatre

To register for Shared Value Solutions' Theatre for Living Workshop on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 1-5pm please email zoe.barrettwood@sharedvaluesolutions.com or call 226-706-8888 x122

See Theatre for Living Poster Below!

Within the context of social justice and community building, what comes to mind when you hear the words “struggle, conflict, problem, barrier”? What comes to mind when you think about “success, achievement, opportunity, pathway”?

How can we explore the integrated complexities of community social justice issues in a way that re-connects and empowers us beyond written and spoken words?

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 1-5pm, in Guelph, Ontario, Shared Value Solutions’ very own Theatre for Living Certified Instructor Zoë Barrett-Wood will guide us though the systems-based Theatre for Living process to explore these questions together.

The original Theatre for Living approach was developed by David Diamond. It has grown out of Diamond’s experience with Brazilian Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, his study of Systems Theory, and his extensive theatre background.

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Topics: creative facilitation, training