Projects

Locally Grown Food for the Northern Urban Marketplace (2012)
The research study surveys the propensity and capacity for Sault Ste. Marie food businesses to purchase local food. The research project is aimed at building relationships between local farmers and businesses in the food sector through education. Read more
SENO CoStarter for Change
Social Enterprise for Northern Ontario (SENO) CoStarter for Change supports the development of early-stage, high-growth social enterprises in Northern Ontario by offering social entrepreneurs access to capital, educational and support programs, workspace, and other services to help launch and grow their non-profit and for-profit ventures. 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
Expanding Locally Sourced Beef in Northern Ontario through the Co-operative Model (2011-12)
Researcher David Thompson analyzes Northern co-operatives and place-based businesses that support a value chain for local beef. Challenges and opportunities explored include scale, regulations, markets and infrastructure. Read more
Rural Agri-Innovation Network
NORDIK and the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) and a number of community partners have worked on the development of a Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) in Algoma District. Research co-chairs: Dr. Gayle Broad and Errol Caldwell Read more
Urban Beekeeping Initiative in Sault Ste. Marie
This research pilot set to begin in the winter of 2014 investigates urban beekeeping in the context of Sault Ste. Marie. Read more
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
The Paquataskimik Project (2008-2012)
The “Paquataskimik Project” is a community project in Fort Albany First Nation. A wide range of advisors, participants and supporters from throughout the community and beyond have been promoting activities that bring together youth, adults and elders to dialogue about land, water and traditional territory. 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
Community Engagement Toolkit (2005)
This toolkit was developed for Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. However, since its creation it has been utilized by many aboriginal and non-aboriginal organizations and communities throughout Northern Ontario. Read more