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Welcome to the first Shared Value Solutions biweekly funding and news digest of 2022. We hope it finds you well.


In this edition, we are thrilled to announce that Karen Restoule has joined SVS as our new CEO. And in case you missed it, check out our much-anticipated new ebook: Harnessing the Power of Maps!  Be sure to check out the latest from our job board and meet some of our newest team members. 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!

Special Announcement

Announcing Our New CEO: Karen Restoule



We are thrilled to announce that Karen Restoule has joined SVS as our new CEO! She is excited to get to know all of our clients and hear about your goals, projects and plans. We are so pumped to have such an experienced leader joining our team.

Welcome Karen!


Meet Karen Here

Read the Official Press Release Here


In Our Blog

ICYMI - New eBook: Harnessing the Power of Maps


Do you work in the lands or consultation department? Are you part of your Indigenous Nation’s planning or Indigenous Knowledge research, or are you part of the leadership team? Are you ready to be inspired by how Nations are leveraging mapping and GIS in innovative ways to protect their rights and interests? This eBook combines some nitty-gritty GIS basics and resource links with examples of these tools in action. Download it for free!

Having control over your maps of your territory and access to GIS tools allows you to do many things:

  • Assert jurisdiction
  • Further stewardship and cultural revitalization efforts
  • Leverage influence in regulatory processes and Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) negotiations
  • Prepare for climate change
  • Plan for the future with confidence

Get GIS Primer and Ideas Bundle



Special Event

Getting to Net Zero by 2050

FNMPC’s 5th Annual Industry Engagement Event

Taking place April 25th & 26th, 2022 at the Westin Bayshore, Coast Salish Territory


On April 25th & 26th, 2022, the Canadian based First Nations Major Project Coalition (FNMPC) and the US-based First Peoples Worldwide will bring together leading continental Indigenous, corporate and government experts to highlight the best environmental and economic Indigenous partnerships that are leading the way towards a net zero economy.


A must attend event, this two-day hybrid event that has previously brought together over 1100 delegates, including Indigenous communities from across Canada, government and the project finance sectors for focused expert discussions on the advancement of an Indigenous worldview of a net-zero future and their leadership role in the North American landscape to reaching a decarbonized future economy.


Register today for early bird tickets:

Available until February 15th, 2022.



Indigenous Funding Programs

Here are some opportunities to check out:

Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) Call for Cumulative Effects Proposals in Indigenous Communities
The Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) is calling for proposals from Indigenous communities who are engaged in cumulative effects assessment, management or monitoring projects regarding environmental, cultural, social, or health impact on their land, water or air now and in the future. Projects and baseline studies that help build and enhance the scientific and technical capacity of Indigenous communities for cumulative effects management, monitoring and assessment in their territories are eligible. * Please note that ICCE is looking for short-term one-year Community Funding Proposals. The level of funding for each project will be determined on a case-by-case basis up to a maximum of $175,000.00. Applications due by midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time) February 21, 2022.

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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.

Read More


Opportunities Round-up: 

In The News 


The UN International Decade of Indigenous Languages begins in 2022|CBC

The United Nations is recognizing 2022 as the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. The resolution was adopted by the General Assembly a few years ago to draw attention to the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages.

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Make Inuktitut official language in Canada, says Inuit rep on UN task force| CTV

Aluki Kotierk, Inuit representative on a UNESCO task force set up to mark a decade of Indigenous languages, says she wants Canada to set an example by making Inuktitut an official national language alongside English and French. 

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Ontario Arts Council offers $4M in one-time grants to Indigenous artists and organizations | CBC

The Ontario Arts Council recently announced a one-time grant support for Indigenous artists and art organizations, aimed at creating more opportunities and mitigating the effects of the pandemic on the arts community. 

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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.

Read more

SVS News

Meet Emma Barnes



Introducing one of our newest team members, Emma Barnes! Emma joins the team here at SVS as a Social Researcher and Project Coordinator. Emma is a researcher with a background in history, traditional land use studies, archival research, cultural heritage assessment, and consultation. Her experience has had her working closely with Indigenous communities, proponents, and local governments in various regulatory, economic development, and community capacity building settings.

Meet Emma here


SVS is Hiring!

From coast to coast to coast, our team at Shared Value Solutions is busy

working with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit clients - and we are looking to fill the following


In the spirit of reconciliation and diversity, we are committed to increasing our number of Indigenous employees. Please let us know in your application if you are First Nations, Métis or Inuit. And please let us know if you speak: French, Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Innu, or other languages that might be useful for this position!  Please share these posts widely with your networks.

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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