Reconnaissance provides consulting for non-profit organizations, social enterprises, co-ops and small enterprises.  Our support may include research and analysis, feasibility analysis, business planning or operations support.


Every day, leaders must make important decisions that will impact the future of their organizations. Insight and knowledge supported by concrete research helps to ensure that the resulting decisions are relevant and appropriate.

Small organizations often don’t have the in-house expertise and/or time to gather and analyze the research that will guide the decision-making process. That is where the Reconnaissance team comes in. Careful planning, relevant market research and analysis of the resulting data are keys to building strong foundations for new programs or evaluating the future of existing initiatives.

Over the years, we have had extensive experience planning and researching a variety of projects for business and non-profit stakeholders. We have analyzed the results of primary and secondary research that we have gathered in sectors such as food products, educational programs, recreational/cultural centres, maintenance services, renovations, construction/building, child care and home care.   Our clients have been able to make strategic decisions resulting from our:

  • program reviews
  • market studies
  • feasibility studies
  • gender-based analysis
  • financial projections
  • business plan analysis

Co-operative and Small Enterprise Consulting

Reconnaissance can provide support to small co-ops, worker co-ops and social enterprises in a variety of ways.

  • Business Planning: Develop the business plan and organize the business.
  • Launch the business: Assist with implementation of the plan and guide the co-op to launch day.
  • Sustainability: Provide on-going consulting as needed to identify and solve problems and challenges that arise.
  • Human Resource Management: Provide skill assessment, skill training and job description development services to ensure that the co-op has the required skills to advance its mission.
  • Marketing: Guide the development of a marketing plan
  • Sustainability: Provide on-going consulting as needed to identify and solve problems and challenges that arise.

Some specific services for social enterprises include:

  • Assessment: Assess the fit of a social enterprise with the organization.
  • Idea Generation: Assist with the social enterprise idea generation and selection.
  • Financing: Assist with the identification of funding and/or financing.