Creators and Vision
The LOUIS Toolkit is developed by the team at Apropos Information Systems. We created the LOUIS Toolkit because we recognised that small communities and Indigenous communities needed tools that match their small size and limited resources. We strongly believe that good data are essential to good decision making and so we are driven to ensure that our solution supports good data management practices so our users can make informed decisions. Lastly, we created the LOUIS Toolkit because we believe that these local voices need to be heard for local, regional and large scale planning to be effective and to meet larger societal needs.
The LOUIS Toolkit provides a broad scope of capabilities and continues to be developed and refined. Ongoing development is guided by careful consideration of user needs, practicality and the need to share information securely and easily.
We think of all our clients as partners and so we carefully consider their feedback and questions to guide ongoing development.
From 2016 until mid-2020 we partnered First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group and a small group of First Nations in Alberta to guide the development of the LOUIS Assets module and have added a number of features to this tool to address the unique needs of First Nations housing and asset management.
For more information on how the LOUIS Toolkit might be beneficial to you and your organization, contact us and we will happily provide a demonstration and put you in touch with existing users for their perspective.