BMG’s experts in Child Welfare, Children’s Services, Community and Social Services and other human services offer deep knowledge and skills honed by direct experience working in and providing advice to nonprofit community organizations and public sector departments. With an engaging, collaborative, community-based approach, we will work with you to ensure you have access to innovative ideas, creative approaches, and clinical expertise that you require to manage your organization and deliver your important services.
“Our goal is to support Indigenous communities to flourish in a way that will enrich their lives and for us to learn from them because they have so much knowledge to offer,” says David. “At the same time, we can offer this community resources because of our partnerships with other organizations and with government agencies – and we will do it one step at a time, one project at a time.”
BMG uses an engaging, partnership-driven approach in working with Indigenous organizations and communities. Our common goals are to generate organizational and community growth and prosperity. We are proud to be assisting an Indigenous child protection agency to keep children in care close to their homes and developing staff retention strategies. We are also assisting Indigenous agencies to build capacity to manage and be an effective partner in economic development and resources.
To date, we have brought together senior, experienced consultants, led by Indigenous facilitators that have a focus on supporting child well-being capacity building, evaluation, community engagement, organizational and community growth, and infrastructure improvements in Indigenous communities throughout Ontario.
Our work includes:
- Conducting needs assessments in Payukotayno
- Community consultations in eleven First Nation communities within the jurisdiction of Kunuwanimano
- Conducting extensive community consultations across the province to produce a Customary Care Process Guide on behalf of the Ontario Government
- Working with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) in providing the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal research studies on remoteness quotients that can be readily applied to funding for child and family services.
BMG’s capacity to help government clients reach their objectives is anchored by our consultants who have led and managed key government initiatives and priorities. Our consultants have had a direct role in working with the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in a variety of roles.
We have demonstrated experience helping clients navigate government programs and to access provincial and federal funding under partnership programs such as the Building Canada Fund, Green Infrastructure Fund, Rural Connections, Canada 150 Community Infrastructure, the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Initiative programs, Social Housing Capital Repair Program, Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Investment Fund, and others.
BMG’s extensive experience developing grant proposals ensures maximum access to funding opportunities. As managers who were responsible for designing programs and selecting proposals for evaluation, our team knows what decision makers are looking for in choosing one proposal over another in terms of how it addresses overall strategy, outcome and impacts. We ensure proposals are clear, concise and on target, and we provide expert advice on the government decision-making process based on our strong knowledge of government priories, operations, and structures.
Our expertise in assisting clients to access funding programs and comply with performance and reporting requirements builds their capacity to obtain valuable resources and insights for planning future partnerships and financial arrangements with government.