Who We Are

Making change happen in communities, from the bottom up

MacLeod Farley & Associates is a boutique consulting firm focused primarily on community economic development projects. We provide a complete range of consulting services to make change happen in communities. Our role often starts at the earliest stages of project concept development and planning and moves on to financing, construction and operations.

Our fundamental belief is that communities know what is best for their people. Together, with our clients, we make ambitious, worthwhile projects happen.


MacLeod Farley & Associates is led by partners Rick and Pauline.

We have a core team of professional consultants complemented by an extensive network of specialists whom we engage on a project-by-project basis to meet specific community project requirements.

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At MacLeod Farley & Associates, we routinely assist our clients to access project funding. Since 1994 our firm has assisted our clients to access over $63 million in grants and loans. This includes $42 million in approved grants towards $49 million in projects which had an average of 84% grant funding, 5% loans (most with zero interest), 10% cash equity and 1% in-kind equity. At the 2008 World Proposal Championships, we placed in the top ten globally.

Our Cree Village Ecolodge project has won numerous awards. It is included in the 2010 book of 'Authentic Ecolodges' by Hitesh Mehta and is listed as one of the Top Ten Eco Destinations in North America by Natural Home Magazine. Cree Village Ecolodge also won the 2005 Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Air Canada Business of the Year Award.

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