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Format: 2019
Format: 2019

Highlighting Successful Atlantic Indigenous Businesses [Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program, AAEDIRP]

Publisher: 
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Year of publication: 
2019

Research conducted by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business shows that Indigenous small business owners across Canada are growing in numbers and experiencing wide-spread success in terms of profitability and growth and in ways that go beyond the bottom-line. Nationally, the number of Indigenous business owners and entrepreneurs is growing at five times the rate of self-employed Canadians overall.

Atlantic Indigenous Labour Market Initiative: Preparing Today’s Youth for Future Employment [Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program, AAEDIRP]

Publisher: 
Group ATN Consulting Inc.
Year of publication: 
2019

Workforce talent recruitment and retention is one of the most urgent issues facing the Atlantic region. In the next decade, the Canadian economy is expected to offer significant opportunities for employment. Those opportunities reflect both Canada’s emergence as a knowledge economy and the impact of retirement from the workforce of the baby boomer generation. An expectation exists that future demand for a skilled labour force will be serviced, in part, by an increasing Indigenous workforce.

A Guide to Community Tourism Planning in Nova Scotia [Tourism Nova Scotia]

Publisher: 
The Economic Planning Group of Canada
Year of publication: 
2017

The guide talks about the ‘do it yourself’ approach to preparing a community tourism plan so it is
useful for communities having limited budgets with which to retain outside assistance. However,
doing it yourself requires a substantial commitment of time and resources and may not be realistic.

A Guide to Starting and Operating a Campground Business in Nova Scotia [THE ECONOMIC PLANNING GROUP of Canada, EPG Canada]

Publisher: 
THE ECONOMIC PLANNING GROUP of Canada
Year of publication: 
2005

Each manual provides information and advice on a variety of topics which will be important in
understanding the requirements for success, in assessing opportunities, in planning and
development and in starting operations. In this manual, the following topics will be covered

C The market for campgrounds in Nova Scotia;
C Requirements for success;
C Preparing a business concept and strategic plan;
C Feasibility analysis;

Building Your Business with Overseas and U.S. Visitors: A Toolkit on How to Work with Travel Trade [Tourism Nova Scotia]

Publisher: 
Tourism Nova Scotia
Year of publication: 
2018

Welcome to your introductory travel trade toolkit, developed as a tool to help
grow your overseas and United States visitor business!
This Travel Trade toolkit is designed to provide tactics, processes and best business
practices on how to develop and expand your distribution, and ultimately, your
business. The toolkit focuses on the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany,
France and China markets.

Labour Shortage: Here to Stay, Worker Scarcity in Canada and What Businesses Can Do to Respond [Business Development Bank of Canada, BDC]

Publisher: 
Business Development Bank of Canada
Year of publication: 
2018

Worker Scarcity in Canada and What Businesses Can Do to Respond

Almost 40% of Canadian entrepreneurs are already having difficulty finding the workers they need. And there’s no relief in sight for at least a decade.

As a result, some companies are unable to fill customer orders or even have to refuse them. Quality is suffering and competitiveness is declining.

BDC surveyed more than 1,200 entrepreneurs about how a worker shortage is impacting their business. We found affected firms are 65% more likely to be low-growth businesses.

Case Studies in Effective Indigenous Skills Development [Northern Policy Institute, NPI]

Publisher: 
Northern Policy Institute
Year of publication: 
2018

In 2017, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) worked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)to undertake a study on Indigenous employment and skills strategies in Canada. One training agency, Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS), located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and one Tribal Council, Mawiw, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick were selected as case studies. Through these interviews, strategies for skills development, job creation, and overcoming barriers for success were discussed.

Untapped Potential: Social Enterprise as a Tool to Stimulate Economic Development and Drive Social Outcomes in Newfoundland & Labrador [The Canadian CED Network, CCED]

Publisher: 
Choices for Youth
Year of publication: 
2018

This white paper analyzes the current national social enterprise landscape and explores the opportunities and challenges in our provincial context. Sharing insights on the social and economic value of social enterprises through the analysis of policies, best practices and academic research from across the country offers key recommendations to build a thriving and social enterprise ecosystem in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Small Town P.R. Playbook [Northern Development Initiative Trust]

Publisher: 
Northern Development Initiative Trust
Year of publication: 
2016

The Small Town P.R. Playbook is a fun, accessible tool that has been specifically designed for local government and First nations community administrators who aren’t professional communicators, but are faced with these issues and challenges every day. The Playbook showcases the innovative work underway in small communities across British Columbia.

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