Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sustainable Community-Based Projects - Cultural Camp

A Cultural Camp or Village is a sustainable community based project that strives to preserve and celebrate culture as well as act as hub for tourism economic activity and community development initiatives. 

There are various models and scales to pursue based on what a community's needs are. This video shows what the opportunities and benefits are for having a Cultural Village project and shows images of best practices from around the world.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Success Story: David Kattegatsiak, CEDO for Chesterfield Inlet

There are many amazing tourism and cultural preservation projects being implemented across Canada in indigenous communities, but what takes a project to another level is having a passionate hard-working individual to see the project continue to grow. 

David Kattegatsiak is the Community Economic Development Officer for the Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet in Nunavut. David spearheaded the My Community App Project in the winter of 2014, the site can be found at This interactive website celebrates sharing stories of Inuit culture from the voices of elders and youth on their rich history, the land, and the people within their territory. The stories are a combination of videos, images and written text that have been collected throughout the years.

When the project was completed, it didn’t stop there. David continues to add new content and updates to the site on a regular basis. His passion to share his community’s stories and his drive to continue to bring this legacy project to life is inspiring. We thoroughly enjoyed working with David on this project and constantly look forward to seeing new stories being shared!

Projects such as the My Community App project help to instill community pride and celebrate the culture and stories of the community for generations to come! If you are interested in hearing more about this amazing project contact

Community Tourism Feasibility Study Program

ATT: Tourism Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders, EDO’s!

Community Tourism Feasibility 

Study Program

Want to explore tourism opportunities in your community?

Apply now to receive up to $5,000 in funding towards a 

Community Tourism Feasibility Study!

What will YOU get?

An assessment of the tourism opportunities in your community
Gain professional advice from CES’s Clinton Belcher - Tourism Expert
A Community Tourism Feasibility Study exploring a viable tourism project in your community
Research on funding opportunities to implement the project

Register by calling us Toll free at 1-877-444-5550 ref# CTFS

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Time is limited, must register before November 20, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Funding Available for Digital Storytelling App!

Receive up to $10,000 in funding towards Digital Storytelling App Development
with Canadian Ecotourism Services (CES)'s Cultural Preservation Initiative (CPI)!

Celebrate and preserve your unique culture and heritage
Map and Share the spirit and identity of your people
Create a digital living museum of your community
Develop an innovative app that showcases stories from your 
past, present and future

Engage youth & elders in protecting your culture!

Amanda recording stories at the Traditional Feast in Moose Factory, Ontario
The High School students editing some video clips in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

CES has implemented 5 projects across Canada and experiencing the amazing impact it's had on the community led to providing up to $10,000 of in kind services towards the development of the project. 

What makes this project successful is using a community-driven approach and involving as many community members as possible throughout the stages of the project, especially targeting the Youth and Elders. We train the Youth and community members on interviewing, data recording techniques, video editing, and the content management system for the App.

Call now to apply – 1-877-444-5550

Or visit us at

Time is limited, must call before November 20, 2015