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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

 

Transformation

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.  

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.

 

 

Cross Cultural Support

What we do

ADA services do not stop at providing timely assistance with planning or management.  ADA does not seek to provide a solution rather to assist partners develop ability to

 

Youth Training