CE Strategies Community Enhancement Specialists

CE Strategies
8a Cumberland St. N. Suite 203
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9

Community Enhancement

CE Strategies specializes in community enhancement services for First Nations in Canada.

Using a community-based approach, we develop and implement plans and strategies tailored to northern communities, supporting economic growth and community well-being.
Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced project managers, planners, GIS specialists, and researchers. We work together to provide premium quality service and exceed expectations. Our goal is to ensure that our solutions are compatible with the needs and values of each community.
Jordan Shannon

Jordan Shannon
Managing Director

Jordan founded Northern GIS Inc., which he rebranded in 2014 as CE Strategies to reflect the growing skillset of the company. He strives to exceed expectations in meeting the needs of clients by providing exceptional service tailored to each client. The knowledge and skills Jordan holds have been honed over 15 years of experience working with First Nation communities, conducting Traditional Knowledge interviews, managing projects, and engaging in economic development practice.

Gabrielle Tuomisto

Gabrielle Tuomisto
Business Planning Coordinator

Gabrielle holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and International Business with a minor in Economics from Lakehead University. She has over 5 years of project management experience in an extensive range of areas including community consultations, events, emergency management, communications, and business consulting. The vast majority of her professional experience has been working with First Nation organizations and communities. 

Eric Daechsel

Liam Kent
Natural Resource Development Specialist

Liam joined CE Strategies to continue building practical professional experience in the natural resource management field. Since then, he has assisted in the development of community-driven land use plans, flood claims, and traditional knowledge data collection. As well, he uses advanced GIS technologies to provide grounded, practical simulations and mapping for unique and community-based projects.
Liam has the technical expertise to develop custom solutions for our clients, as well as producing professional quality products.

Eric Daechsel

Eric Daechsel
Land Use Planner and GIS Technician

Eric holds a Masters of Geographic Information Science from the University of Western Australia as well as an Honours Bachelor of Science from Queen's University with a major in geography, a minor in environmental studies, and a certificate in GIS. He has tutored GIS at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

With over 6 years of academic and professional GIS experience, he has a wide array of skills, as well as a strong desire to assist communities to develop in a sustainable way.

Callie Roelfsema

Callie Roelfsema
Financial Services

Callie has an Honours Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. At CE Strategies she is responsible for payroll and accounts receivable. She has worked for the company since its inception in 2010 as Northern GIS, and through the rebranding in 2014.

For over 9 years CE Strategies has had the privilege of working with many communities.
Use our MapAki client history map to see what types of projects we have worked on.


Hours Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm EST

Address 8A Cumberland St. N. Suite 203, Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9

Phone 807.285.0530

Email info@cestrategies.ca