Tell us about your partnerships
We are currently partnered with First Nations, Metis and one non-aborginal organization to deliver training throughout BC and Alberta. We have about 15 training customers so far. Our training mentors are from Carver County Minnesota. Our training sister is in Western Australia. Our consultant is Andrew Turnell from Perth AU. The governments of BC, AB and California have consulted with us practice frameworks. We work within aboriginal communities for free offering community development tools for social services groups and chiefs and councils.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your solution? If so, where and why?
Our market seems unlimited at this time. We are targeting aboriginal organizations as there are hundreds of them across Canada and we know them best. We had inquiries from Ottawa example with huge training projects that we are not in a position to serve at this time. We had more than one inquiry from the USA. We are working on getting taxation for foreign consulting worked out at this time. Potentially we can train around the world.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
We operate in a strength based environment that believes that we are part of something bigger than us. We have strong, fearless leadership. We have seen how having our staff teach others strengthens their own practice and in turns helps families. We have a creative, motivated and energized team. Our board and our staff see how this idea is becoming a full circle for changing how we do things and motivating others to do the same.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
We are currently undertaking research with UBC about our practice model and will share the results with anyone who needs the info. We are always networking and helping people to find what they need in this field. We offer some of our consulting for free especially for high profile "stuck" cases in the interest of helping kids. We have many innovative programs other than this one that we can share.