By bridging ancient wisdom with modern technology, connecting a global network of wise practice and experience, and supporting teams, leaders and communities with tools, training, coaching and mentorship, we support in the creation of healthy, vibrant nations and self-empowered people.
We support leaders and aspiring leaders with the tools, knowledge, innovation, partnerships, and networks to be an effective catalyst for change in their communities or organizations.
Our Champions of Change Leadership School builds the next generation of values-based leaders with the skills, knowledge, resources and networks to drive transformational change in their communities, while having the strength and resilience to tackle the challenges ahead. With sovereign thinking and productive mindset that puts people to work, fosters growth and advancement, and supports ongoing innovation and learning, leaders are equipped to build strong and self-reliant communities.
Our certified programs and ongoing indigenous-to-indigenous mentorship provide students with access to the best and brightest ideas, innovations, and technologies globally for long-term successful community economic development success locally across Canada.
Whether a community is embarking on economic development, strengthening existing opportunities or taking on Nation Re-Building, we provide support, coaching and mentorship, and a global community of wise practice, to tackle the road ahead, putting people and culture first, with confidence and network of tools and resources to help on the journey.
We are supporting local economies that account for true value, respect the web of life systems and ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate in productive capital creation.
We apply a Two-Eyed Seeing approach through our partnerships with the University of Toronto’s Center for Global Engineering, Biomimicry Commons and the Mno Aki Land Trust. We are researching and incubating natural solutions in food, energy, water and housing that foster well- being and work with our life systems. These Integrity Systems approach development from a relationship-based understanding of the interconnectedness of life systems, together with modern technology, seeking to harness efficiencies by working in partnership with our natural world.
Starting on this journey can be daunting. We share experiences and wise practices connecting communities, youth and Elders from across Canada for cross-cultural expertise. There is a lot we can learn from one another.
Our Community Hub helps build local resilience, increase collaboration and innovation, and share wise practices, stories and experiences. We are here for each other!
Our Resource Library is a tool available for communities of tools, experiences and latest in innovative models.
We ensure that these mechanisms are tailored to meet specific community needs, as well as local realities. Combining traditional wisdom and contemporary knowledge at each stage, to create a holistic and values-based community-led process that reflects the interconnectedness of the community and enables members to define their future on their own terms, is a truly sustainable model to development.Building a Nation: a Success Story
Our vision is a global network of healthy, vibrant, thriving communities and people, living their true potential.
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