Support local, self-regulated and integrated fisheries businesses led by First Nations communities

The River Select Fisheries Cooperative was incorporated in 2014 to provide market access to sustainable Indigenous salmon fisheries. The Cooperative’s members are not just as fishers, but fishing communities. Their fisheries respect measures around selective fishing and quality control and by doing so, place the needs of rivers and the life they hold first.

What we do

Community Evolution (CE) nurtures and empowers communities to own their own businesses. These community-owned businesses help drive their community’s development.

CE partners with local communities to facilitate them in developing and sustaining their businesses. We thus strengthen their capacity-building in the domains of governance, organization and operations, community cohesiveness and identity, work-related skill sets, culture and environment.

We are an inclusive, participatory charity organization that presently operates in Canada, Nepal, Bolivia and Ecuador.

To manifest our vision of a world transformed by communities that achieve their full potential, we provide funding for:

1. A local community facilitator
2. Education that supports the community’s learning needs
3. Seed capital for their business

Community Evolution has already supported eight community-owned and -operated organizations in Canada, Bolivia and Ecuador with more than 370 members.

We are a volunteer-managed and -operated charity. 100% of the funds we raise are funneled directly into the communities we assist. Donor dollars do not go to our own administration.

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Where we work


In Bolivia, we partner with community enterprises in the area of sustainable food production. The majority of the associations’ members are indigenous women working the land to grow mostly vegetables.


Our partners in Canada dedicate their attention to growing food that is safe and healthy. Besides working to protect the land, they create income-generating opportunities for local communities.


In Ecuador, our partners are involved in both sustainable food production and community tourism. This approach diversifies their source of income and improves livelihoods and economic prosperity.


In Nepal, we partner with The Didi Foundation.
Their community development work with women empowers the women through education and through micro-finance. Stronger women create stronger communities.

How to get involved

There are several ways to help Community Evolution support all these incredible community enterprises.

What’s new

Micro loans enable women-run businesses in Nepal
Micro loans enable women-run businesses in Nepal

The loan I received from Didi Co-operative, which was provided by Community Evolution, has been very helpful to expand my hardware business. After the Covid-19 crisis, due to the lack of cash flow...