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Haiti Earthquake Relief

A Major Earthquake has hit the country of Haiti and urgent help is needed.

On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, collapsing buildings and affecting thousands. Latest reports suggest that over 100,000 people have died in the earthquake.

The earthquake that devastated Haiti Tuesday was the strongest temblor to hit the island nation in more than 200 years. The magnitude 7.0 quake caused tremendous damage that officials have yet to fully characterize, and the death toll may run into the thousands.

How Can I Help?
The following is a list of reputable aid organizations currently seeking cash donations for relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Donations can be made at the web pages or by calling the appropriate phone numbers.

HOT 103 T-shirts can be purchased through Hot 103, all proceeds going to Haiti call 780-9467

Canadian Red Cross (hoping to raise at least $2 million): www.redcross.ca/helpnow, or call toll free 1-800-418-1111, visit any Red Cross office.

Humanitarian Coalition (consists of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada): http://www.thehumanitariancoalition.ca/.

Plan Canada: https://plancanada.ca/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=1347

Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmy.ca/, or call 1-800-725-2769.

Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility customers can make $5 donations by texting the word “haiti” to 45678.

Donations can be mailed to
Army Territorial Headquarters,
Canada and Bermuda,
2 Overlea Blvd.,
Toronto, Ontario
M4H 1P4.

Donations can also be dropped off at local Salvation Army units. Specify “Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund.”

Unicef Canada: https://secure.unicef.ca/portal/SmartDefault.aspx?at=1211&appealID=90&CID=99

World Vision Canada: https://www.worldvision.ca/give-a-gift/Pages/EarthquakeinHaiti.aspx

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has also compiled a guide designed to help the public avoid scams and ensure their donations are of maximum value:
http://www.international.gc.ca/humanitarian-humanitaire/canadians_help-aide_canadien.aspx

Thank you for your help and support.

COTA Best Practices 2009


Jessica and Amanda recently facilitated COTA’s second Best Practices Tour. The tour traveled from Val d’Or, Quebec to Manitoulin Island, Ontario and sponsored 14 participants from the James Bay Region in Quebec.

COTA’s Best Practices Tour is an educational tour that takes entrepreneurs to other established tourism businesses to experience their products and services. This year’s tour focused on visiting Aboriginal-owned tourism businesses in Northeastern Ontario. The participants had a unique opportunity to see what Ontario has to offer with regards to Aboriginal tourism products and services.

The highlights from this year’s tour include:

•Cross cultural exchange between various First Nations in Eastern Canada;
•Meeting and networking with other Crees involved in Aboriginal tourism;
•Learning about Aboriginal tourism in Ontario;
•Relevant discussions with each of the tourism operators visited;
•Learning about the opportunities and challenges other Aboriginal tourism businesses face;
•Numerous networking opportunities emphasizing the importance of a collaborative and cooperative approach to tourism;
•4 of the 12 participants are pursuing plans in tourism.

Who We Are

CES is a tourism and community development firm.   Over the past 19 years, we have worked throughout Canada, as well as internationally in Chile, Paraguay, South Africa, Singapore, and Honduras.  Our expertise lies in Indigenous tourism and business development, stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning.  As a team, we are known for excelling under tight timelines and schedules and adapting to our clients’ needs.

Our process is what differentiates us:

  • We establish a strong working relationship with our clients by connecting with them to clarify their needs and requirements.
  • We share our expertise and knowledge by collaborating, sharing ideas and exploring different options.
  • We use an adaptive approach by creating and experimenting to determine what will work best since each place has its own unique qualities.
  • Our ultimate goal is to see our client’s project come to life.

CES is a tourism and community development firm.   Over the past 19 years, we have worked throughout Canada, as well as internationally in Chile, Paraguay, South Africa, and Honduras.  Our expertise lies in Indigenous tourism and business development, stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning.  As a team, we are known for excelling under tight timelines and adapting to our clients’ needs.CES is a tourism and community development firm.   Over the past 19 years, we have worked throughout Canada, as well as internationally in Chile, Paraguay, South Africa, Singapore, and Honduras.  Our expertise lies in Indigenous tourism and business development, stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning.  As a team, we are known for excelling under tight timelines and adapting to our clients’ needs.CES is a tourism and community development firm.   Over the past 19 years, we have worked throughout Canada, as well as internationally in Chile, Paraguay, South Africa, Singapore and Honduras.  Our expertise lies in Indigenous tourism and business development, stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning.  As a team, we are known for excelling under tight timelines and schedules and adapting to our clients’ needs.