A majority Indigenous-owned consulting company supporting proud, self-determining, empowered Indigenous communities

Our Work

Supporting clients with the right plan and team for every project

Truth and Reconciliation

We believe that reconciliation can be transformational when willing Canadians take the time to listen to Indigenous perspectives and history, work to unlearn cultural biases and stereotypes, and then move forward with meaningful commitments that contribute to systemic change. Our Truth and Reconciliation team is passionate about supporting clients who share this dream and can help guide your organization on a truth and reconciliation journey. We provide two service streams:

  1. Cultural Awareness and Competency Learning
  2. Reconciliation Consultant Services

Contact: Jennifer David jdavid@nvisiongroup.ca

  • The Path-Building Intercultural Capacity:A series of learning opportunities to answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. 
  • Presentations and Workshops: suite of in-person or virtual Truth and Reconciliation presentations 
  • Customized Cultural Awareness Presentations: We will work with you to develop a cultural awareness presentation based on your specific area of interest.

    Contact:thepath@nvisiongroup.ca

    Details on Reconciliation Consultant Services  

    • Reconciliation Action Planning (RAP): plan development, environmental scan, relationship mapping, stakeholder engagement, priority setting, and advisory council support. 
    • Indigenous Stakeholder Engagement: Indigenous-led facilitation using an intersectional, strength-based, and culturally informed lens. 
    • Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR): Support for organizations seeking PAR commitment or certification level status through the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). 
    • Cultural Advisory Services: Short-term retainer for consultant services as needed.

    Contact: Elena Abel eabel@nvisiongroup.ca 

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    Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Alberta

    The CBA was impressed with NVision’s online course The Path and offered it for free to 500 CBA members in 2020. All seats were taken within a couple of days so CBA then engaged NVision to offer the course through their web portal to CBA members. To date, more than 2,500 lawyers have taken The Path online. CBA also engaged NVision to develop a Truth and Reconciliation Toolkit for Lawyers.

    After taking The Path through the CBA, a group of Alberta lawyers urged LSA to offer it to members. The Path became mandatory for Alberta lawyers in 2021.

    Canadian Medical Association

    NVision was engaged by the CMA to assist with its reconciliation initiatives. Work to date includes developing an online module on Indigenous Racism in Canada’s Healthcare system; integrating that module into The Path: Your Journey through Indigenous Canada for delivery to CMA board and staff members; providing advice on Indigenous-specific goals in CMA’s strategic plan; organizing an installation celebration for the CMA’s first Indigenous President; and providing communications support.

    Communications and Content Creation

    We turn facts into compelling stories, transform conferences into rich networking and information-sharing opportunities, and condense complex processes into elegant infographics. Concise, visually striking reports, fully realized strategies and plans, and writing tailored to the specific context of each project keeps clients coming back.

    Contact: Scott Black sblack@nvisiongroup.ca

    Projects:

    • Communications strategies and plans
    • Publishing and editorial
    • Event planning and facilitation
    • Annual reports and other reports
    • Media relations
    • Graphic design
    • Social media content creation
    • Advisory services
    • Note taking

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    Communications Planning

    When the National Indigenous Economic Strategy was released on Parliament Hill NVision was there, writing the communications strategy, publishing all documents in multiple languages, organizing the news conference and reception, and liaising with the media.

    Government of Nunavut Annual Reports

    Each year certain Government of Nunavut departments are required to submit an annual report to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly. NVision works with multiple departments and divisions to gather the information required, and produce compelling documents that tell the story of what these organizations are achieving year over year for Nunavummiut.

    Gordon Foundation Facilitation

    The Gordon Foundation engaged NVision to facilitate Northern Policy Hackathons in Iqaluit, Nunavut and Inuvik, NWT. These two events brought together private and public sector decision makers across the North to generate practical recommendations on specific topics: the growth of small and medium enterprises (Iqaluit) and housing (Inuvik). From initial discussions to the final report NVision was there, designing an agenda that met client needs, adjusting group composition and scheduling in real time, keeping the tone fun and productive, and identifying key content and action items for inclusion in the final report.

    Land Claims Agreements Coalition Conferences

    Since 2003, every three years the Land Claims Agreements Coalition, which includes Inuit, First Nations and Métis modern treaty organizations across Canada, has relied on NVision to plan and deliver their conferences. As many as 600 delegates attend these multi-day events to connect, learn and share. NVision handles agenda development, logistics, delegate services (online registration and payment, personalized agendas), promotion, website management, sourcing and securing speakers, and entertainment. We also work with the host venue to manage accommodations, catering, media relations, and audio-visual services.

    Learning

    The Learning Team has been designing, developing and delivering workshops and courses using face to face and online delivery models for over a decade.

    In 2014 we crafted this mission statement: “Our team designs and delivers exceptional learning products and services while building and supporting communities of learners. Our approach incorporates best practices in adult learning, relevant and up-to-date technology, the use of leading subject matter experts, and joyful creativity.”

    Contact: Michelle Turpin mturpin@nvisiongroup.ca

    Projects:

    • Course and workshop design and delivery
    • Learning and Development Planning and Support
    • Facilitation, Team Building, Coaching
    • Educational Program Review
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    Government of Nunavut

    We support multiple Government of Nunavut (GN) departments, including Education, Human Resources, Family Services, Justice, Community and Government Services, and Health with their professional development and learning needs. We have designed, developed, and delivered a series of three linked, complementary courses that invite Nunavummiut to explore and understand its recent history, the forces that shaped the Territory, and the institutions and cultures that define Nunavut today.

    The most common remark from participants who have taken Nunavut History and Governance, one of this suite of courses is: “I’ve learned so much, this should be a required course for all GN employees.”

    Nunavut Arctic College

    With Nunavut Arctic College (NAC), we have delivered professional development to NAC instructors, adapted courses for online delivery for NAC students, delivered courses face-to-face in Nunavut communities and conducted program reviews for college programs.

    To meet our commitment to ‘relevant and up-to-date’ technology, team members recently completed training to help us to create even more visually striking online learning experiences. We are keenly aware that in order to create compelling and rewarding experiences for learners, we must continue to develop and adapt our approaches using all tools available.

    Planning and Evaluation

    Helping clients assess their current programs and operations and build a desired and optimal future has been at the forefront of our consulting services for decades. We’ve helped organizations to dream big, and to make those dreams achievable and sustainable. From Strategic Planning through to business planning, NVision helps solve organizational and business challenges.

    Contact: Shelley Burke sburke@nvisiongroup.ca

    Projects:

    • Policy Development
    • Strategic Planning
    • Implementation Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Project Planning
    • Economic Development
    • Project, Program and Organizational Reviews, and Evaluations
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    Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

    Our team helped the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada develop a COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Recovery Plan for Inuit Women. The project provided recommendations regarding equitable access to programs, supports and funding for Inuit women. It also produced gender and Inuit-specific data regarding economic development (such as relevant labour market opportunities) and the associated required funding mechanisms. The result was a better understanding of the economic impacts of COVID on Inuit women in business and recommendations for improved support to encourage economic recovery.

    Giiwednong Health Link

    We’re conducting an organizational evaluation of Giiwednong Health Link. The project incorporates a review and assessment of key success factors and recommendations for improved organizational performance, derived from community consultations and contact with service delivery personnel. Through a review of the program’s structure and activities to date, the evaluation is identifying program improvements; service delivery and implementation improvements; future directions for scope of services; and future monitoring and evaluation activities.

    Nunavut Economic Developers Association

    When NVision facilitated a Strategic Plan for the Nunavut Economic Developers Association, a key goal for the client was the creation of a certification program for community-based Economic Development Officers. Our team leveraged its expertise in economic development and diversification, as well as its experience teaching economic development principles to students at Nunavut Sivuniksavut (a post-secondary program for Inuit youth), to develop the comprehensive NuEcD certification program and assist in its implementation across Nunavut.

    Lands Studio

    The Lands Studio is common ground for creative endeavors related to the design, planning, and the sharing of heritage and stories of significance. The award-winning Lands Studio team follow joint planning and design decision making approaches that activate participant voices and are grounded in Indigenous values. Lands Studio’s process is completed “with you” and not for you – our process is driven by client and community engagement, and based on information gathering and sharing, listening and appreciation for all perspectives, and actions with measurable outcomes. Projects range from the documentation of land use through to the planning of Indigenous landscapes and community spaces. Communications, graphic design, mapping and interpretive materials enhance how your story is shared.

    Contact: Chris Grosset cgrosset@nvisiongroup.ca

    Projects:

    • Indigenous Land Use, Parks & Heritage
    • Collaborative Planning & Design
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Cultural Resource Strategies
    • Interpretive Planning & Design
    • Graphic Design
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    Agguttinni Uumajunut Pimmariuninginnut Territorial Park, Clyde River, Nunavut

    A unique collaboration between the community of Clyde River to establish Agguttinni Uumajunut Pimmariuninginnut (Territorial Park), protecting 1,346,500 hectares of Inuit homeland with thousands of years of rich cultural heritage, spectacular landscape, and critical wildlife habitats. NVision Studio team members worked closely with the community committee and Nunavut Parks to apply the principles of meaningful engagement, consensus decision-making, and respect for Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit knowledge).

    Kingngaaluk Territorial Park, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut

    Kingngaaluk is the first park of its kind in Canada, designed specifically for sustainable Inuit harvesting using Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. Extensive land use and traditional knowledge mapping informed the design and will be used in heritage programs to share harvesting practices and stories with future generations.

    Top of the World, Dawson, Yukon

    The Top of the World Highway crosses the traditional territory of the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin First Nation. NVision was hired by Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin and the Yukon Government to support planning of interpretation along the highway. A high priority for Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin was to honour their approach to storytelling and land use.

    Strategic Relationship Management & Support

    For decades we’ve been bringing diverse groups together to generate solutions that meet the needs of all stakeholders, and facilitating important conversations between Indigenous governments and organizations and federal representatives. Our role? We manage the process and facilitate the conversation. NVision also provides continuity and secretariat support for national Indigenous coalitions, and offers a comprehensive suite of support services.

    Contact: Patti Black pblack@nvisiongroup.ca

    Projects:

    • Secretariat Services
    • Advisory Services
    • Risk Management
    • Organizational Assessments
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    Land Claims Agreements Coalition

    Since its inception in 2003, NVision has supported all activities of the LCAC, a coalition of 26 modern treaty organizations and governments across Canada, formed to improve federal implementation of modern treaties. This includes meeting coordination and facilitation, note taking, internal and external communications, project management, document development and management, archiving, promotion, website development and maintenance, consensus building, general administration, office and secretarial support, event planning and management, onboarding, orientation, modern treaty training, courses and workshops, leaders’ meetings (including meetings with the Prime Minister), budgeting and advocacy coordination.

    Self-Governing Indigenous Governments

    The Collaborative Fiscal Governance Process is widely regarded as the way of the future for policy development between Indigenous organizations and governments and the Government of Canada. Since 2016, NVision has coordinated the work of the 26 Indigenous governments involved in the process, and facilitated the process itself. This involves overall coordination and management, meetings, notes, facilitation, position development, consensus building, and regular interaction with federal government teams on governance, infrastructure, culture/language/heritage, lands/resources and treaty management, tax, and social wellbeing gaps. This work has resulted in over $760 million of new funding flowing to SGIG communities across Canada.