BMG has deep consulting expertise in Child Welfare, Children’s Services, Community and Social Services and other human services.
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.
Our experts in Child Welfare, Children’s Services, as well as Community, Social and other human services, extend to clients their considerable knowledge gained through years of experience working with non-profit and community organizations. Our engaging, collaborative and community-based approach assists our clients by providing access to innovative approaches and solutions for managing their organizations and services.
At Barnes Management Group, we aim to support the growth and development of Indigenous communities on their own terms and through the lens of their own unique knowledge and worldviews. On our end, the partnerships we have maintained with other organizations and government agencies position BMG to be able to offer our Indigenous clients additional resources and knowledge. We believe this partnership-driven approach is the best way to achieve our common goal of promoting wellbeing and prosperity.
Currently, we are proud to be assisting in the development of staff retention policies at an Indigenous child protection agency that works to keep children in care near their homes. We are also pleased to be working with other Indigenous agencies on building capacity for effectively managing economic development and resources. To date, we have connected experienced senior consultants with Indigenous facilitators for the purpose of supporting child wellbeing capacity building, program evaluation, community engagement, 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
- Community consultations across the province to produce a Customary Care Process Guide on behalf of the Government of Ontario
- Working with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) in providing the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal research studies on remoteness quotients for application to funding for child and family services
BMG’s ability to assist government clients reach their objectives is strengthened by our consultants’ own experience leading and managing key government projects and initiatives. We have successfully helped clients navigate government applications to secure 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, and the Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Investment Fund among others.
Our approach to developing grant proposals ensures maximum access to funding opportunities and compliance with performance and reporting requirements. Many of BMG’s Leadership Team members have served as managers who were directly responsible for designing public programs and selection proposals for evaluation, which has helped them develop a keen eye for strong and enticing proposals. We address a proposal’s overall strategy, perceived outcome and impacts while ensuring that it is communicated in a clear and targeted fashion. Our public-sector related services ensure that our clients are able to build their capacity to obtain useful insights and resources for planning future partnerships and financial arrangements with both provincial and federal governments.