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Our Founder has extensive experience working with communities and businesses throughout North America and beyond. Some of this is outlined below:

  • Recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for EDA’s COVID Recovery program, Silver Award for Innovation in Economic Development Week

  • Participated as an IEDC volunteer in Craven County/New Bern, North Carolina post Hurricane Florence

  • Organized and hosted a weekly webinar series on Business & Economic Recovery to deal with the COVID-19 crisis

  • Provided consulting support to NOVACES for the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) “Fostering Tribal Resilience for Future Generations” project

  • Served as an expert Peer Reviewer for Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM’s) “Guide for First Nation-Municipal Economic Recovery Collaboration”

  • Developed a Business Emergency Continuity Plan template and checklist for the Business Link to help businesses be more resilient and prepared

  • Provided training in business and community preparedness for the Puerto Rico Science and Technology Trust Resilience Program

  • Piloted a Resilience READI project, funded by the Canadian Red Cross, aimed to increase community resilience and develop a framework to measure resilience over time. The intent is to pilot this concept in a number of other locations worldwide.

  • Launched a series of online courses to help individuals, communities and businesses become more disaster resilient

  • Launched the MYD Global Youtube Channel in August 2019 to “talk all things disaster”.

  • In December 2018, MYD Global Founder Leann Hackman-Carty was invited to participate as one of 24 delegates, in the “Disrupting for Good Leadership Gathering”, organized by Virgin UNITE, hosted by Richard Branson on Necker Island, British Virgin Islands. She was asked given her expertise in business and economic recovery, as Virgin UNITE has been working on post-hurricane efforts since Irma.

  • Worked with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) on their business and economic recovery efforts, including setting up and running the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline; validating businesses for Canadian Red Cross emergency relief; and leading a 10-member economic development team to complete an economic recovery assessment.  The final report was released in June 2017 with over 50 recommendations specific to business and economic recovery. Pioneered some groundbreaking work, specifically around finding a way for Red Cross to provide emergency grants for business for the first time. 

  • Updated the Community Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency (2019 Canadian Version) with new links, content and updated case studies. This toolkit is available to Canadian communities as a resource to prepare, recover from and respond to disasters, with a specific focus on business and economic recovery.

  • Launched a pilot project to bring the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Economic Resilience Training for Community and Regional Leaders course to four Alberta communities. 

  • Completed an Economic Disaster Recovery Project with 10 Southern Alberta flood impacted communities and Treaty 7 Community Futures (Siksika/Stoney).  As part of this, she organized 11 technical assistance teams and completed individual business and economic recovery reports. This was the largest economic recovery project of its kind in Canadian history.


And this is just a sample. Collectively, our experienced Team of Associates has over 30 years of consulting experience each.

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