Projects

ASOPRICOR
ASOPRICOR is a community-based organization that represents many rural organizations, co-operatives and communities in rural Cundinimarca, Colombia. Research coordinator: José Reyes 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
Welcoming Communities Initiative (2011)
A multidisciplinary alliance of universities, colleges, and community organizations dedicated to promoting the integration of immigrants and minorities across Ontario. Research Coordinator, José Reyes and Student Researcher, Daryl Nelligan 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
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
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
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
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
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
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