Community Planning

700 Infographics of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities [Statistics Canada]

Statistics Canada
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On January 14, 2020, Statistics Canada released a new tool to provide access to over 700 infographics of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and other geographies as part of the “Aboriginal Community Data Initiative”. The primary objective of this initiative is to provide the 2016 Census data to Indigenous community leaders and members, as well as other data users, with simple and meaningful socio-economic portraits of Indigenous communities.


University of Ottawa
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There is a historical context of expropriation both
recent (Kouchibigouac National Park in the 1950s)
and further back (Acadian expulsion in 1700s) that
makes residents skeptical and cautious of shale gas
exploration activities. One-tenth of the Kent County
population is Indigenous. The Mi’gmaq never ceded
territory but rather signed a “Peace and Friendship
Treaty” with the British Crown, with responsibilities
on either side for protection (INAC, undated). The
symbolic, strategic and legal importance of this fact

Aboriginal Liaison Program [Statistics Canada]

Statistics Canada
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The Aboriginal Liaison Program serves as a bridge between Statistics Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and Aboriginal organizations.

Program Objectives:

A Guide to Community Tourism Planning in Nova Scotia [Tourism Nova Scotia]

The Economic Planning Group of Canada
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The guide talks about the ‘do it yourself’ approach to preparing a community tourism plan so it is
useful for communities having limited budgets with which to retain outside assistance. However,
doing it yourself requires a substantial commitment of time and resources and may not be realistic.

A Guide to Starting and Operating a Campground Business in Nova Scotia [THE ECONOMIC PLANNING GROUP of Canada, EPG Canada]

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Each manual provides information and advice on a variety of topics which will be important in
understanding the requirements for success, in assessing opportunities, in planning and
development and in starting operations. In this manual, the following topics will be covered

C The market for campgrounds in Nova Scotia;
C Requirements for success;
C Preparing a business concept and strategic plan;
C Feasibility analysis;

First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative Webinar [The Canadian CED Network, CCED]

Community Economic Development Initiative
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The First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI), funded by Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, is a joint initiative between Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that is designed to improve the relationships and enhance the capacity of participating First Nations and municipalities to engage in joint community economic development planning and initiatives. This webinar provides an overview of the CEDI program and the Stronger Together Toolkit.

Community Planning and Native Studies [University of Saskatchewan, USAK]

University of Saskatchewan

“Understand not only the value and dignity of Native cultural traditions, histories, languages and philosophies but also how to plan for healthy urban and rural environments and combine the two. Learn about Aboriginal experiences and how to examine the conversion of land from natural habitats to urban built areas. Develop skills in writing, research and critical thinking. Enrich your understanding and appreciation of the nature of Indigenous societies and the management of cultural and heritage resources.”

Community Development with Indigenous Communities: Facilitating the Creation of Appropriate Environments [Collections Canada]

Collections Canada
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"This thesis proposes an integrated framework for organizing information and subsequently acting as a diagnostic and predictive tool for those working in the area of community development with indigenous peoples, but with potential universal scope. Discussion within the thesis utilizes examples and information from work with indigenous peoples in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The framework is composed of a hierarchy of community development (derived from Maslow's hierarchy of human needs) integrated within a value system, and a hierarchy of cultural influence.

Comprehensive Community Planning Training Program [Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, CIER]

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
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"The training and collaborative planning process spanned 18 months. CIER provided four, week-long training sessions in Winnipeg on the key steps, process, and methods of the planning process. These training sessions occurred approximately every 4 months. During the interim, the First Nation planners participating in the project worked with their communities on the relevant steps (e.g. developing a community vision; determining priorities; etc.). CIER provided remote, and in-community support during these months as needed."

Community Economic Development Programs - At A Glance [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)
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This chart provides a brief overview of the Community Economic Development Programs available to First Nations Communities provided by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. The programs include the Community Economic Development Program (CEDP), Community Support Services Program (CSSP), Community Economic Opportunities Program (CEOP), Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB), and Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative (AWPI).


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