MiningWatch Canada and Canary Institute
Eco-Ethonomics Inc. worked with MiningWatch Canada and Canary Institute to prepare three funding applications. The applications requested funding for a social enterprise feasibility study, as well as, social enterprise training for the Board of Directors, and social enterprise coaching for senior leadership at MiningWatch Canada. The project partners are interested in discovering whether a social enterprise that provides consulting and advisory services to First Nations and mining affected communities is a feasible business model from an organizational, social and business perspective. If feasible, the social enterprise will increase MiningWatch Canada and Canary Institute’s ability to deliver on their mission by providing values-based consulting services while increasing the capacity of communities to avoid, mitigate and rehabilitate the environmental, cultural and social impacts of mineral development. Eco-Ethonomics is currently engaged in working on a feasibility study on this concept.