We are Building Northern Capacity through Entrepreneurship

Welcome to our Building Northern Capacity through Entrepreneurship website I feel honoured to be working with the amazing northern Saskatchewan communities that are such a critical part of our Northern Capacity Building through Aboriginal Entrepreneurship research project. Along with our friends and colleagues in these communities, we are assessing the social and economic needs across northern Saskatchewan and determining how entrepreneurship is and can help address these needs. Our mutual goal is to help communities get the information they need to guide their efforts to lead substantial and meaningful change that will benefit their people.

I am also honoured to be working on this important project with my wonderful colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan, including students from the north, and the individuals who currently live in our northern communities. Another part of this project involves working with people from parts of northern Scandinavia characterized by its remote, rural, Aboriginal, and partly resource-dependent economy that makes it similar in many ways to our province’s north. With our collaborators there we will be examining the similarities and differences between that part of the world and our own northern regions.
Thank you to all of you from northern Saskatchewan who have been and want to be part of this important work. To help all of us keep informed about what is working and what can work to continually improve the social and economic conditions in our north, we will be continually updating this Building Northern Capacity through Entrepreneurship website as our project progresses through the next few years. Please visit us regularly and contact us at the phone number or email address provided.
– Lee Swanson, Northern Capacity Building Project Manager

Through this project Northern Saskatchewan communities are working together to support current and future generations

  1. Focused on generating capacity
  2. Understanding youths’ perspectives
  3. Helping communities achieve their goals
  4. Sharing community successes
  5. Community-University Partnerships

Project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


Please view the community videos and photo gallery page to see what’s new.