The CMM is Tribal Council incorporated in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. Starting with a team of two staff members, twenty years later the organization is supported by more than sixty employees. The mission statement best summarizes the objectives of the organization:
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Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline is committed to building long-term, productive relationships with First Nations based upon mutually beneficial opportunities and mutual respect. Maritimes & Northeast participates in formal agreements with First Nation representative organizations in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The Fiscal Plan is a consolidated, program by program budget. The fiscal plan lays out the overall Band Council budget for the new fiscal year and is based upon approved Program Work Plans. Program budgets set out expected financial activities during the fiscal year. They are based on an analysis of revenues and expenditures and include both capital and operational expenditures.
A Revenue Forecast is a realistic summary of anticipated income from all sources including federal government departments, provincial ministries, community-based royalties, trusts and foundations, and private agreements.
A Capital Plan is a prioritized listing (including cost estimates) for major capital projects that the community would like to undertake over the next five years. The Capital Plan includes both mandatory and optional capital projects, as well as funded and unfunded projects. Capital Projects are usually defined as projects related to the planning, design, construction, renovation or purchase of facilities for education, housing, or community infrastructure purposes. Capital assets are permanent resources in the community such as buildings, roads, utilities, land, and equipment.
Preliminary Program Budgets outline the activities that will be undertaken on a program-by-program basis. These Budgets effectively implement the priorities established and approved by Band Council while meeting minimum program standards. Program budgets are costed plans. That means they not only establish what the program will do, but also estimates the funds required to carry out those activities.
Priorization is listing, in order of importance, the activities to be undertaken in the upcoming fiscal year. It means striking a balance between obligations to the funding agency and community, needs of the community, and the resources available to the Band Council.