About

Economic reconciliation is at the heart of what we do at CESO. With over 50 years of experience working with Indigenous communities across Canada, we understand the complexity and diversity of their resources and needs. We work in partnership with Indigenous peoples to build human capacity to create environments where members of Indigenous communities can fully participate and benefit from economic growth.

We are committed to providing Indigenous communities and businesses with flexible and affordable full-service solutions to support their development.

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How we Work
There is an experienced and dedicated Community Relations Officers (CRO) for each project who is the main contact point for all projects. 

·  After you contact CESO, we will set up a call with you and learn about your current situation and needs.

·  We look through our roster of over 1,300 experts to find 2-3 individuals who we think would be a good fit, and send you their resume to look at. 

·  We work with you to screen the individuals and you make a final selection.

·  You and the expert will develop work plan together (work plans inform the cost estimate).

·  Each assignment is a combination of off-site and on-site work and it is completely at your discretion. 

CESO is registered charity whose services are covered in part by public and private funding. Due to restrictions on our funding, we are required to charge $350 a day which is calculated based on 7 hours of either on-site or off-site work completed. If you do not have the funding available, we can work with you to assess whether you are eligible for one of our sponsored programs or work with you to apply for funding to support the project. 

Stories

Indigenous Woman grows agency with mentorship of CESO expert

Thanks to the mentorship of a CESO business expert, an Indigenous entrepreneur has been able to strengthen her business skills as she explores new ways of establishing her agency’s strategic communications agency. “As a young Indigenous woman who wants to help my community and be a source of strength for those around me through my entrepreneurship, CESO’s support was something I honestly didn’t know I needed – and I’m pretty sure learning this lesson was something that will aid me in my journey for many many years to come,” says Jacquelyn Cardinal, founder and managing director of Naheyawin – a…

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Spinning a Canadian Arctic Yarn

Being located north of the tree line and inside the Arctic Circle within an arctic desert presents a most challenging barrier for a small business dependent upon sales for growth south of the country.

Clan Mothers Healing Village: Holistic Approach to Health

Clan Mothers Healing Village provides a holistic approach to rehabilitating sexually exploited Indigenous women and girls.

NationTalk features videos with Wendy Harris and Glenn Nolan

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Supporting Resiliency in Canada’s North

Over several years CESO has worked with Inuit Illagit, a not-for-profit community organization in Pangnirtung,…

Akwesasne Health Centre

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