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Our Vision.

Empowering communities to
empower themselves to be
inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

Our Mission.

To implement a “community-first” service delivery framework leveraging TTPs and data science to overcome obstacles and unlock opportunities to build viable, resilient, and sustainable communities.

Guiding Principles


We believe individuals have the inherent capacity to effect positive change in their communities, in their place of employment, and in their families. We respect the power of individuals and value their shared interests, strengths and individual talents and capabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion

We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds to make our Foundation succeed. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to implementing STN’s “community-first” approach.

Community Engagement

We value the mechanisms required for building and sustaining relationships between STN, program participants, and community groups – helping them to understand and use community data, remove or reduce barriers which make it difficult for people to take part in engagement activities, and take action on the needs or issues that a community experiences.

Service Equity

We promote health, safety, and independence for communities and its members by adopting practices and methods to eliminate disparities in the delivery of STN services.

Economic Independence

We believe in local ownership of resources and the ability to empower communities to act collectively and leverage resources to become more resilient to physical, social, and economic challenges

Organizational Integrity

We believe stewardship requires fidelity in order to ensure the responsible use of human, financial, and physical resources. We believe in advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different people when carrying out STN services.

Service Areas

  • Community-Driven Asset Mapping– STN works alongside communities to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to community resilience and sustainability. Once community strengths, weaknesses, and resources are inventoried and depicted in a map, the community, supported by STN, develops community-wide priorities and solutions to their most pressing needs.
  • Technology Strategies and Training – STN provides the necessary TTPs to address community-wide priorities and solutions. We tailor the technology data analytics, and connectivity solutions to improve the community’s capacity to survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what shocks and chronic stresses they experience.
  • Continuous Improvement Planning – STN will share and assist communities with the application of best practices and innovative techniques used by communities. We provide decision support as communities implement their strategies for becoming more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the skill-based economy.
  • Coordinated Service Delivery and Knowledge Sharing – STN works across communities and their leaders to discuss viable solutions that address a common need of a region or group of communities. STN will inventory and map shared resources and deficiencies and find ways to coordinate capacity building across a region or group of communities. This approach includes bringing leaders together across communities for networking, planning, and collective learning.
"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems."

- Mahatma Gandhi