Since 1969, CESO has worked with Aboriginal communities, collaborating on more than 30,000 assignments across Canada to assist individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, and community organizations to develop the skills needed to support long-term economic development, good governance, strong community health infrastructure, and sound financial management.
Our relationship with Canada’s First Nations is endorsed through a partnership agreement with the Assembly of First Nations, focused on addressing the needs of First Nations in each of our core program areas. Our partnership with the First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB) underscores the contribution CESO can make towards effective internal controls and accounting practices in communities undertaking the FNFMB certification process.
CESO is working with several Aboriginal communities to address their needs related to health planning and management, both on-site through mentorship and advisory services by CESO Volunteer Advisors, and through distance mentoring. Our primary goal in this programming is to strengthen the capacity of community health service providers to develop and implement comprehensive community health plans.
In Nunavut, CESO has collaborated with the Government of Nunavut for more than twelve years to develop a highly-skilled public service. Our VAs provide on and off-site individual and team mentoring, peer support, coaching, workshops and other training and development initiatives as requested.
If you would like to see how CESO’s services can assist you in Canada, please contact our staff to learn more:
Michele Baptiste, Aboriginal Relations Manager
Contact for British Columbia, Ontario and Yukon
1-800-268-9052 Ext. 4084
Joeline Norgaard, Client Relations Manager (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
1-800-268-9052 Ext. 4111
Joanna Dupras, Client Relations Manager (Quebec and Atlantic)
1-800-268-9052 Ext. 6445
Gabrielle Tardif, Client Relations Manager (Quebec and Atlantic)
1-800-268-9052 Ext. 5809
Ulrike Komaksiutiksak, Manager, National Services (Nunavut and NWT)
1-800-268-9052 Ext. 5731
CESO supports economic development in Aboriginal communities across Canada through mentorship and advisory services in business management and development, operations and production, and accounting and finance. We work with clients at several levels: from individual entrepreneurs to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to tribal councils and communities.
Project undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).