Pamela Caland

Work History

Work History

Project Coordinator, Northern Opportunities for Women

PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

·Manage complex multi-year project

·Ensure completion and submission of interim and final funding reports to Ontario Trillium Foundation

·Meet with major employers, and stakeholders in Northern Ontario to generate new concepts and solutions.

·Conduct and write PARO’s strategic plan for upcoming year

·Responsible for development, and nurturing of peer lending circles

·Develop, implement, and track an ongoing evaluation and tracking system to ensure project is operating successfully.

·Meet with women, determine their needs and work with them to reach their goals (personal and business)

·Plan, develop and facilitate provision of relevant training tele-classes and ensures access to appropriate resources

·Seek out and apply for project funding to ensure future of NOW

Mar 2006 - Apr 2007

Community Development Officer

Namaygoosisagagun Ojibways Development Corporation

·Pursued economic development opportunities for First Nation and members

·Assisted with Forestry Negotiations with Ministry of Natural Resources and Domtar

·Instrumental in successful development of first tree plant

·Acted as liaison with First Nation, forestry companies, reforestation companies, government ministries, and funding agencies

·Worked with various Provincial Ministries to determine next steps for the legal expansion of the community of Collins

·Sought education and training opportunities for members

·Undertook an update to the community’s strategic plan

·Initiated the completion of a tourism plan

·Responsible for writing several successful funding applications

·Completed a comprehensive skills and education survey of membership

·Liaising with consultants and contractors to ensure projects are completed

·Seconded to Collins Anishinabe Autonomy for one year (May 2005 to March 2006) to start up the business corporation for the community

May 2005 - Mar 2006

Executive Director

Collins Anishinabe Autonomy

·Developed all policies and procedures related to the operation of a corporate board of directors including roles and responsibilities of each position

·Developed policies for the business including human resources and finance.

·Undertook all human resource, finance, and payroll functions of the company

·Manage daily finances of the Company

·Led Board in their search for businesses that CAA could operate

·Evaluated the long-term sustainability of CAA using both the for-profit vs. non-profit models

·In charge of assisting members with writing business feasibility studies and business plans

·Pursued and secured tree planting, tree thinning and fire fighting opportunities and training for membership

·Participated in on-going forestry and Collins expansion negotiations

Oct 2003 - May 2005

Community Development Officer

Namaygoosisagagun Ojibways Development Corporation

·Pursued economic development opportunities for First Nation and members

·Assisted with Forestry Negotiations with Ministry of Natural Resources and Domtar

·Instrumental in successful development of first tree plant

·Acted as liaison with First Nation, forestry companies, reforestation companies, government ministries, and funding agencies

·Worked with various Provincial Ministries to determine next steps for the legal expansion of the community of Collins

·Sought education and training opportunities for members

·Undertook an update to the community’s strategic plan

·Initiated the completion of a tourism plan

·Responsible for writing several successful funding applications

·Completed a comprehensive skills and education survey of membership

·Liaising with consultants and contractors to ensure projects are completed

·Seconded to Collins Anishinabe Autonomy for one year (May 2005 to March 2006) to start up the business corporation for the community

Aug 2001 - Sep 2003

Development Coordinator

Axxis Developments

·Remained as economic development advisor for Namaygoosisagagun First Nation

·Undertook large market research study for an Aboriginal Cultural Eco-Resort Spa and Wellness Centre

·Member of team that undertook site selection for the eco-spa

·Manage project budgets

·Undertook a large publicity campaign and partnership development process for the eco-spa

·Designed and implemented www.zaagiiganecodevelopments.com

·Worked with team that completed feasibility study for the development of a marble quarry in the Nipigon area

·Worked with team that completed feasibility study for expansion and upgrading of a fish processing plant on Lake Nipigon for Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek

·Undertook preliminary research into development into a hotel in Nipigon

·Developed a corporate operational plan, as well as a strategic plan for Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek

·Developed a strategic plan for Pays Plat First Nation

·Instrumental in the development of a number of feasibility studies

·Wrote a number of successful funding applications (including Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, FedNor, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat, Ontario Aboriginal Economic Development Program, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, and Aboriginal Business Canada)

Apr 2000 - Aug 2001

Development Coordinator

Norall Group

·Developed business plan for the repositioning and operation of a tourism lodge for Pic Mobert First Nation

·Acted as economic development advisor for Namaygoosisagagun First Nation and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek

·Completed a Destination Spa Feasibility study for Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek

·Development of terms of reference for projects and hiring of consultants

·Manage project budgets

·Assisted with development of a strategic plan for Namaygoosisagagun First Nation

Education

Education