What our clients have to say...

Tshikapisk Foundation

"I am writing to express our appreciation for the efforts you and your team at MacLeod Farley and Associates have expended on our behalf on the Kamestatin Lodge business and marketing planning initiative. These have gone far beyond the minimum of what one would normally be satisfied with from a consulting firm. The finished business and marketing plan is an impressive document. I hope that it will get wide distribution…and stand as an example of what an intelligent and culturally sensitive approach to such an exercise can produce. And of course it goes without saying that there aren't many consulting firms out there whose principal partners would, in the course of their work, willingly undergo a 14 hour skidoo ride through some of the roughest territory in North America in the teeth of westerly winds that brought the windchill to -40!"

Anthony Jenkinson, Coordinator

Cree Village Ecolodge: An Eco-Friendly Inn - Environmental Design + Construction

The Cree Village Ecolodge has become a northern Canadian tourist destination for those seeking a unique look at the Cree culture as well as an environmental setting indoors and out. By Katherine McIntyre

Cree Village Ecolodge, referred to as Canada's most environmentally friendly inn that is accessible only by water and built at the edge of the sub Arctic, has become a northern Canadian tourist destination. Managed by the MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation of Moose Factory Island, it offers visitors a rare example of Cree culture.

Inspiration for the project came through a steering committee of the Council spearheaded by Chief Randy Kapashesit, chief of the MoCreebec Council of the Cree Nation. The committee members recognized that to attract tourists to the island, they needed adequate accommodations. Project manager, Rick MacLeod of MacLeod Farley and Associates, who specializes in developing as well as finding provincial and federal funds for northern projects, pointed the committee in the right direction. He suggested that they target their market to the fastest growing tourism segment: the 'ecotourist.' With this in mind, the concept of a completely eco-friendly building reflecting the history and values of the Cree evolved.

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and Ministry of Tourism, Ontario

"If only once per decade there were OSCARS for Economic Development, MoCreebec's Allan Jolly along with his consulting team headed up by Rick MacLeod Farley – would be winners in the categories of Vision, Tenacity and Dedication to Community [...] I have enjoyed working with exciting and unique project and look forward to keeping in touch with its progress."

Jeff Pinkney

Aboriginal Tourism Canada

Rick and Pauline MacLeod Farley should be highly recommended as trainers and business planners for Aboriginal Eco-Tourism. They have been very thorough in the planning, presentation and follow-up and their evaluation by participants was one of the highest for the 6th Aboriginal tourism industry conference. We are working on two new strategies for First Nations that include tourism and they will be recommended to provide training to these clients.

Daniel-Paul Bork, Executive Director

Mushkegowuk Employment & Training Services

I just want to say my appreciation for all that you have done in getting the Youth Centre settled. I'm relieved that this long time building will eventually materialize. It all boiled down to being patient and allowing the chips to fall where they may. The excitement when it was announced to the youth was fantastic and joyous. Wish you heard it. Anyway, thanks again Rick. Your successes have been many and I will let them speak for themselves.

John Rickard, Community Development Officer

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