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Welcome to Shared Value Solutions' biweekly funding and news digest. We hope it finds you well.  


In this edition, we are thrilled to announce the second installment of our newest blog series (and upcoming eBook) on the power of GIS and mapping in supporting Indigenous Nations to advance their rights and interests.  We introduce the dynamic Cheyenna Campbell in our latest #WCW series and highlight some of the things we have been up to lately.  We share inspiring stories from across Turtle Island, as well as our usual round up of funding opportunities for you to check out.  Stay well, everyone!

In Our Blog

GIS In Action: Wasauksing's Aquatic Monitoring Program



Welcome to the second post in our blog series that explores the power of mapping and GIS in supporting Indigenous Nations to advance their rights and interests. 


In this story, we explore how Wasauksing First Nation used GIS and a custom-developed app for their Aquatic Monitoring Program (AMP). Daniella Baker, the Lands Manager, was thinking of ways to make it easy for the land users to record what they were seeing out on the water. Read on to see how technology can make mapping life easier!


Read Here


Cheyenna Campbell: Lands and Resources Manager, and our #wcw



“There is no dream too large for Indigenous women.”


Cheyenna Campbell is a mother, lawyer, Lands and Resources Manager for English River First Nation, and our #WCW!


Meet Cheyenna Here

Indigenous Funding Programs

Here are some opportunities to check out:

There's Still Time: Indigenous Capacity Support Program

The funding application period for the Indigenous Capacity Support Program – Stream 3 Strategic Opportunities – is now open. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is making funding available through this program to support Indigenous communities and organizations so they may better participate in current and future assessments. This funding is provided outside the context of specific project reviews. Deadline to apply is November 5, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered depending on funding availability.

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Guardians Funding

The Government of Canada announced $340 million in new funding over five years to support Indigenous-led conservation and stewardship. This investment includes more than $173 million for Guardians programs and over $166 million for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). The funding is part of Budget 2021’s $2.3 billion commitment to nature conservation.

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Call for Proposals for 2022-2023 Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species At Risk 

Established in 2000, the HSP provides funding for projects submitted by Canadians that contribute directly to the recovery of species at risk. To ensure the HSP is able to achieve its mandate to "contribute to the recovery of endangered, threatened, and other species at risk by engaging Canadians from all walks of life in conservation actions to benefit wildlife.” 

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Opportunities Round-up: 

In The News 


Interviewing the Governor General in my language felt like reconciliation| CBC 

CBC North reporter Pauline Pemik was 1st to interview Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon, and she did it in Inuktitut

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Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu says there are 'a lot of amends to make' as she sets priorities| CBC

Chief of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug hopes Hajdu will 'hit the ground running'

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Ottawa's 'Indigicity': Vanier's rise as an urban home for Indigenous people| City News

What's behind the Ottawa neighbourhood's evolution into a hub for First Nations, Métis and Inuit

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University of Guelph: Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice Program Information Night

The University of Guelph is hosting an information night on their new Bachelor of Indigenous Environmental Science and Practice program.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

Register Here

SVS eBooks for Download: Collect them all!

Check out our collection of informative eBooks that are available for free download:

  • Channeling the Wisdom of Indigenous Knowledge 
  • Pandemic-Inspired Research Innovations
  • Indigenous Planning Cheat Sheet
  • Indigenous Business and the Resource Sector
  • Indigenous Planning Starter Kit
  • Indigenous Guardians and Development
Download our eBooks here
Still Available: Free Emergency Consultation Department Support During COVID-19 from SVS

First Nations are reporting that, even in the midst of a pandemic that has many band offices closed, resource development proponents continue to send referrals to move projects forward. We have ideas on how to support. Get in touch.

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SVS News

Meet Noelle O'Brien 



Introducing our newest team member, Noelle O'Brien, who joins our team as the Communications and Marketing Coordinator. Noelle comes to SVS with a strong background in visual storytelling and a passion for working with people.


Meet Noelle here


Celebrating a Job Well Done



One of our core tenets at SVS is "Have Fun." To celebrate the successful completion of a Land Use Plan we've been working on for almost a year, the project team took to the Eramosa River for a rainy morning paddle!



Halloween Fun 

On October 29, SVS staff dressed up in their finest Halloween attire and gathered online for a virtual Halloween celebration! We hope everyone has a safe and exciting Halloween! 


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Reconciliation Circle Update

SVS's Reconciliation Circle was born out of our commitment to the TRC Calls to Action. As a company, Call to Action #92 is a place we can directly put our efforts. We see it as a place we can influence the culture and operations within our company and hopefully influence other companies with our examples. We are a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals who have seen and learned much on our journeys – and acknowledge that we have so much more to learn and to know.


SVS's Language Monday 



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About Us: Shared Value Solutions

We are a Canadian B Corp, and we assist Indigenous Nations with support throughout regulatory processes surrounding major development projects like mines, hydroelectric facilities, transmission lines, highway expansions, oil and gas pipelines, natural resource transport applications and nuclear power. 


We have deep context and experience behind the recommendations we provide, having worked for our clients on almost every major project in Canada over the last 10 years. For us, it’s all about building long-term relationships with our clients. We want to get to know you and what you want to do so we can help you move your plans forward. 


Core Services:

  • Impact Benefit Agreement Negotiation Support 
  • Technical Reviews and Regulatory Process Support 
  • Community and Economic Development Planning 
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Land Use Studies 
  • Environmental Monitoring 
  • Guardians Program Development 
  • Climate Change Readiness 
  • GIS and Mapping 
  • and a whole lot


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