Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats Analysis

  • Focused on service delivery

  • Board takes team approach

  • Visible to Montreal Lake Cree Nation citizens

  • Knowledgable Board with various experience

  • Diverse

  • Determination

  • Committed to improving the well-being of our citizens

  • Educated, accredited & passionate Board that is willing to help citizens

  • Good volunteer base

  • Fluent Cree speakers on the board

Strengths

S

Internal
Factors

  • Lack of resources

  • Need to do more lobbying with funding agencies & to create partnerships

  • Newly formed organization

  • Difficult for Directors to find the time to work on Board business for reasons, such as working full-time.

  • Need a Coordinator

  • Covid restrictions prohibit the delivery of programs, services & events

  • Undeveloped structures, lines of authority

  • Need to build a model from dependancy to empowerment

  • Lack of proposal writers

  • Lack of policies

Weaknesses

W

Positive

  • Ability to assist our citizens

  • Build partnerships with various agencies

  • Seek funding sources

  • Training the Board and off-reserve citizens

  • Program & service delivery to off-reserve communities

  • Increase health & wellness, education rates & alleviate child poverty, etc. for off-reserve citizens

  • Provide leadership, support & growth to off-reserve citizens

  • Offer mental health & addictions programming to off-reserve citizens

  • Indigenous food services (catering)

  • Food security (cooking classes, budgeting, gardens)

Opportunities

O

External
Factors

Negative

  • Systemic racism

  • Lack of communication with external agencies

  • Duplication of programming

  • Competition for funding

  • COVID spikes

  • Pressure to show results (funding requirements, to citizens)

  • Funding restrictions

  • Political differences & interference

  • Lateral violence from citizens to Board

  • Interference from non-First Nations governments

Threats

T