The Valley REN is the catalyst for economic development in the Valley region and we're excited to be working with them to develop a strategic foundation to guide the work and success of the region.
Harbour House is a 15-bed facility that provides short-term housing and support for women (and their children) who are leaving a domestic violence situation. The house is located in Bridgewater and we're thrilled to be working with them to help craft a strategic foundation that will enable them to continue doing their important work.
The Redefining Retirement program is an exciting program that challenges older adults to take stock of their skills, experiences, interests, contacts and passions and use those attributes in ways that will help them feel more purposeful in their daily lives, and (ideally) help their communities as well.
Project Scope: Economic Growth Strategies for Springhill and Parrsboro
"The team of consultants at the Leading Edge Community Consultants Cooperative led a robust community engagement process directed toward the development of economic development strategies for each community. The team was professional and innovative in their application of engagement, facilitation, and research amid the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to working with them as we move the projects forward."
Michelle Buyers, Manager of Community Economic Development
Project Scope: Business Plan
Testimonial on it's way!
Project Scope: Strategic Plan
"We engaged the services of Third Sector to develop a five-year strategic plan for our newly created organization. We wanted a consulting firm with experience and a proven track record in the field - we were not disappointed. Third Sector is a family-run business and their tireless commitment and collaborative nature to elicit feedback from the board and our stakeholders resulted in a multi-faceted document of the highest quality. It was unanimously accepted by the board and will serve as the focus for our growth over the next five years. There will be no hesitation to utilize their services in the future."
Reg Johnston, Chair
Project Scope: Strategic Plan and Governance Renewal
"We engaged Third Sector Enhancement to support our board to refresh our strategic foundation, review our governance structure, develop a set of board policies and help us develop an action plan. Chris and Chantal worked closely with me, and with board members, to ensure that there was a clear understanding of how our strategic foundation is realized through the work we do with, and for, our members. I would be happy to call upon their services in the future."
Matt Trask, Executive Director
Project Scope: Development of Policy Options for Community Transportation
"Third Sector Enhancement effectively collected, analyzed, synthesized, and reported on the diverse opinions of departmental stakeholders regarding government's response to community transportation. The final report identified a variety of policy options for consideration. Their willingness to collaborate with the interdepartmental team was appreciated."
Jacqueline Campbell, Community Development Coordintor
Project Scope: Design and facilitate public engagement sessions.
"By engaging the public in an impartial manner, and with honesty and integrity, the professionals at Third Sector have proven that they can adapt a program to any setting and to any public sentiment. We look forward to working with them as we continue the process."
Tara McGuire, Director of Community Development
Project Scope: Business plan for a long-term care facility, which would service First Nation residents and those from the larger community.
"Our project has a unique focus on long-term care and TSE followed all possible avenues to pull together the appropriate information we needed to move to the next step of project development. The team went above and beyond what we contracted the to do, to ensure that we received the best possible product. I look forward to working with TSE again."
Amanda Peters, Chief Executive Officer
Project Scope: Business Model for Museum Sustainability
“We are very pleased with the work that was led by Chris Pelham and completed by Chantal Pelham-Edwards and the rest of the team. Should the need arise, I look forward to working with this team again.”
Lisa Wolf, Director
Ross Farm Museum
We enjoyed partnering with our friends at the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre as well as Lisa Wolfe, one of our associates, to develop a business plan for the Electric City/Nouvelle France Society, based in Digby. If you haven't heard about it, it's a fascinating story about innovation and cultural acceptance in rural Nova Scotia in the 19th century.
The AC CDC asked us to support their strategic planning efforts. We helped them to develop a solid strategic foundation that was accepted by the staff and board, to guide their work for the coming years.
The Shehatshiu Innu First Nation recently developed a Comprehensive Community Plan, and the establishment of a gas bar and convenience store was the first step in the achievement of the plan. Third Sector developed a business plan for the project, by connecting with subject matter experts, reviewing relevant research, and developing a report which provided a variety of options and outlined the anticipated financial outcomes.
Chris was one of the founders of this organization and continues to support their strategic planning efforts.
The Chester Transportation Society (Community Wheels) engaged us to develop their business sustainability plan.
We worked with the DesBrisay Museum to develop a strategic plan.
TSE facilitated a strategic plan for this provincial group - all work done from a distance as meeting in-person was not an option given the timeline, distance involved, and winter weather!
We teamed up with Common Good Solutions to prepare, and facilitate, an entrepreneurship workshop for the senior management group of the NSCC.
TSE worked with the Town Council from the Town of Wolfville to develop some planning priorities.