Past Projects - Strategic Planning

Pan-Northern Ontario Investment Attraction StrategyTogether with the firm of urbanMetrics, Edward Hoshizaki Development Consulting was retained to develop a comprehensive investment attraction strategy for Northern Ontario. Working with a multi-community Steering Committee comprised of the regions 5 major cities, several smaller communities and Community Futures Corporations the project assessed the feasibility and opportunity for communities across Northern Ontario to collaborate on international investment attraction. The effort included extensive consultation, the development of regional and community based economic profiles, an assessment of regional investment capacity, as well as suggested target sectors together with recommendations on a preferred regional partnership model through which the strategy could be acted on. 

City of Kenora Corporate Strategic Plan Edward Hoshizaki Development Consulting was contracted by the City of Kenora to facilitate, and consult, on the development of the first strategic plan for the new City of Kenora (an amalgamation of the former Towns of Kenora, Keewatin, and Jaffrey Melick). This project defined the City’s “core business” and established priorities for municipal service delivery and capital projects for the next five-year period. In addition, the City determined the changes required to embrace a customer service approach to doing its business.

Matawa First Nations Management Strategic PlanEdward Hoshizaki Development Consulting was contracted to design and facilitate a strategic planning exercise for the staff, board and community representatives of Matawa Fist Nations Management. The planning session and resulting report allowed Matawa to address current strengths and weaknesses within the corporation and its structure and to set out agreed upon directions and goals for the future.

Atikokan Friendship Centre Strategic Training PlanEdward Hoshizaki Development Consulting was contracted to design, consult on, and complete a strategic training plan for the Atikokan Native Friendship Centre. The plan identifies priorities for the Centre in applying its limited resources to deliver training to Treaty Three members in Atikokan.