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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 our new blog series on Environmental Monitoring. Watch for posts on environmental monitoring programs we've helped support to inspire you as you make your own plans. We also feature Samantha Noganosh, the Lands, Resources and Environment Department Manager in Magnetawan First Nation and our January #WCW. 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

New Blog Series: Environmental Monitoring



Welcome to our new blog series that delves into the exciting world of environmental monitoring programs we’ve helped support over the years in the hopes that you find inspiration and new ideas as you develop your own plans. Over the coming months, we’ll cover everything from deciding what to monitor, why, and how to do it, as well as lessons learned around specific monitoring situations, such as mines, pipelines, and linear corridors.


Wetland Monitoring and Training Program Empowers Red River Métis Citizens and Harvesters to Monitor What Matters

The first post in this exciting new series highlights a robust and ambitious monitoring and training program created by the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) that assesses the health of wetlands and waterways traditionally used by Métis Harvesters. What’s more, it began during the pandemic!


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In Our Blog

Meet Samantha Noganosh, Our January #WCW 

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Meet Samantha Noganosh! She is the Lands, Resources and Environment Department Manager in Magnetawan First Nation, full time mom to son Lennox, and our January #WCW (Women Crush Wednesday!).


Our #wcw this month may be young, but she is mighty. At 29, Samantha Noganosh already has several years under her belt working in the lands department and on her Nation’s council.


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Special Event

PDAC 2022 Will Be In Person and Online!

The Indigenous Program at the PDAC Convention provides a platform for discussion on fostering cooperative, respectful and mutually-beneficial relationships between Indigenous communities and the minerals industry. This program brings Indigenous communities and Indigenous-owned companies together with the industry and other interested parties to share experiences, exchange ideas and network.

Indigenous Program sessions will take place in person in Toronto on June 13 - 15, 2022, and online on June 28 - 29, 2022.

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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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Opportunities Round-up: 

In The News 


Yukon to set up First Nations school board after historic vote|CBC

New board to emphasize on-the-land learning, Indigenous language instruction

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Four Treaty 6 First Nations form alliance to build economic sovereignty| Calgary Herald

Four Treaty 6 First Nations in Alberta have joined together to form an investment group to pursue ownership in major infrastructure projects.

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Worldwide collaboration aims to curb biodiversity decline, improve Indigenous peoples' health | CBC

A project based out of the university of Alberta aims to follow the wisdom of a whapmagoostui Cree elder from Quebec - if the land is not healthy, how can we be?

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SVS eBooks for Download: Collect them all!

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

  • Harnessing the Power of Maps
  • 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 Pamela Power



Introducing one of our newest team members, Pamela Power who joins the team here at SVS as a Water Resources Specialist. Pam is passionate about addressing injustice and amplifying the voices of those who aren’t heard or can’t speak. She chose to study water because water is life. Her values and life decisions are influenced by the beautiful landscapes across Canada where she has worked and lived. A move to Jasper, Alberta after a stint living in Nova Scotia, was a pivotal point in her life. After attending a public consultation for a pipeline development through Jasper National Park, Pam knew immediately this was a deeply complex issue that she felt the need to pursue further. Once she moved to Newfoundland and Labrador, Pam really made the connection of what it means to live with the natural environment.


Meet Pam 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.


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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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