In the 40 years since the founding of our company in 1972, we have provided consulting services and professional advice to more than 1,200 clients.
In the first 20 years, our projects were all in the cultural sector.
In the second 20 years, we added social sector projects.
Our 1,200 projects have been carried out in communities all across Canada -- in villages, in towns, in regional cities and in major metropolitan centres.
We provide consulting services and professional advice in many forms
We work with a diverse group of people and organizations.
References may be provided upon request.
Our consulting services and professional advice are provided by a multi-disciplinary team
BRIAN ARNOTT Founding Partner
Brian founded Novita Interpares in 1972, and has been involved in every one of the company's nearly 1,200 projects. For 40 years, Brian has specialized in strategic and business planning, feasibility and economic impact studies, cultural and heritage planning, and facility development in Canada and the US.
His varied background offers clients a consulting experience that is rooted in decades of practical understanding - both as a cultural practitioner and volunteer leader in many cultural organizations.
LESLIE WRIGHT Managing Partner
With 30 years of experience, Leslie is a specialist in the governance and management of nonprofit organizations, public consultation and facilitation, and the development and implementation of projects - locally, provincially, and nationally. Leslie has experience as an agency director and as a volunteer leader of major institutions.
Her work with Novita often involves facilitating collaborative and decision-making and working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
We have learned that every community -- whether it's a neighbourhood or a community of interest -- is unique in its character but shares a common need for ECONOMIC viability.
Local economies - at the organizational level, at the neighbourhood level, at the municipal level and at the regional level - all strive to be SUSTAINABLE.
We believe that four factors are involved in creating sustainable communities:
Sustainable villages, towns and neighbourhoods are built through a process of local advancement and benefits.
The advice we provide to others related to organizational and community sustainability is advice we practice ourselves.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a model town for community development. Novita Interpares is the lead in a family of wholly owned business enterprises based in Lunenburg which include:
We strive to operate with sustainable business practices that consider our impact on the environment and our local community and encourage our clients and partners to do the same — sustainability policy.