Projects

Buy Algoma. Buy Fresh (2010-ongoing)
Buy Algoma Buy Fresh is a project of the Algoma Food Network that aims to enhance economic opportunities or agriculture in Algoma by facilitating linkages between producers and consumers through promotion, education, and co-operation. Read more
Evaluation of Mental Health Court (2010)
In 2010, NORDIK and multiple community partners evaluated the Sault Mental Health Court in order to determine the effectiveness of the program and address any gaps in the service. Researchers: Jim Horley (Phd) and Robert Rawn (MSW Candidate) Read more
SEE Collaborative – Social Entrepreneurship Evolution de l’entrepreneuriat social
A number of organizations and individuals across Northern Ontario will be working collaboratively in developing networks and tools needed for youth to launch social enterprises i.e. initiatives aimed to address social problems by utilizing business strategies. NORDIK and the North Claybelt Community Futures Development Corp are co-leading the three year Ontario Trillium Foundation funded project and invite organizations and youth interested in this field to join in. Research team: Katie Elliott, Shannon Moan, Mélanie Watson and Dr. Gayle Broad. Read more
Sustaining Arts Organizations Through Peer Networking (2012)
In 2012 three very different arts organizations in Northeastern Ontario established a peer network to share, generate and mobilize knowledge in strengthening organizational capacity at a time when the region is undergoing significant changes in its demographics and economic and social environment. Read more
Urban Aboriginal Economic Development in Sault Ste. Marie: Environmental Scan
In 2009, a 'learning circle' methodology was used to develop an Environmental Scan on Urban Aboriginal Economic Development (UAED) for Sault Ste. Marie. The Environmental Scan explores the history of UAED and its current context in this locale. Read more
Building Resilient Communities Through Community-Based Forest Management Conference (2013)
In response to the striking nation-wide growth and interest in community forestry, from January 16 to 18, 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Algoma University NORDIK Institute and the Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership (NOSCP) hosted the first ever interdisciplinary conference to advance community forestry as a model for collaborative decision-making and development in Canada. Read more
Soup Ste. Marie
Soup Ste. Marie is a public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects led by individuals, businesses and groups of community members. Read more
Reflecting the North: Regional Realities in Art, Craft and Culture (2011 Symposium)
This November 2011 symposium offered artists, funders, economic development officers and Ministry representatives the opportunity to come together to connect, share and generate ideas around ways to make the arts in Northern Ontario a more sustainable livelihood. Read more
Community Resilience of Sault Ste. Marie (2003-09)
A cross-sectorial community-based initiative launched in 2004 to assess Sault Ste. Marie’s resilience and explore ways of incorporating resilience concepts and principles into community planning, thereby increasing the City’s desirability and sustainability by becoming economically viable, socially equitable, environmentally responsible, and culturally vital. When initiated the concept of resilience was little known or understood; it has since, however, become a movement. Read more
Culture, Creativity and the Arts: Achieving Community Resilience and Sustainability Through the Arts in Sault Ste.Marie (2007)
This study illustrates the link between culture and the development of healthy, resilient communities. Read more