Accompaniment services for professional, enterprise, and community development.
WE BELIEVE POVERTY IS THE INABILITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITY
A Different Approach (ADA) is a social enterprise to equip talented first nation professionals with support to provide management services and training in their communities to assist tribal enterprise, community programs and entrepreneurs increase resilience.
"Accompaniment is an elastic term. It has a basic, everyday meaning. To accompany someone is to go somewhere with him or her, to be present on a journey with a beginning and an end. The companion, the accompagnateur, says: I'll go with you and support you on your journey wherever it leads; I'll share your fate for a while, And by "a while" I don't mean a little while. Accompaniment is about sticking with a task until it's deemed completed, not by the accompagnateur, but by the person being accompanied." Dr. Paul Farmer
ADA accompaniment services focus on our partners critical issues and opportunities; strategy, organization, finance, technology, compliance. ADA provides first nation communities with integrated and functional expertise to capture value and increase efficiency.
HOPE, NOT DEPENDENCY; OPPORTUNITY, NOT CHARITY
People and Values
ADA's people are Indigenous university graduates that hold degrees in management and technology. These energetic young professionals are passionate about empowering people to improve their well-being.
We seek to disrupt cycles of dependency that bind entire regions to perpetual states of poverty by radically empowering members to change the conditions from the inside.
A Different Approach Internship Fellowship
Through the ADA program, HSP provides structured summer internships to provide tribal youth the opportunity to intern with tribal agencies and enterprises to learn job skills, contribute to the community and participate in professional workshops to visualize and achieve goals.