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6 years 7 months
2011 / PDF
This work is the second in series of efforts to profile and strengthen the characteristics of successful First Nations communities. A ‘successful community’ may not necessarily be one with the highest incomes or health status but one that is conscious of health and wealth, that is continually striving to be healthier and wealthier and takes health and wealth into account when making decisions or...
6 years 7 months
2010 /
There are a number of funding sources available to support First Nations wishing to pursue Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP). Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has a number of programs which support CCP, but in addition, there are programs external to INAC that directly or indirectly support planning. The following pages outline some funding sources in detail, including program...
Resource Producer: Comprehensive Community Planning
6 years 7 months
2011 / Video
me7 temt’umenkt re pexyéwt“dreaming of tomorrow”
6 years 7 months
2011 /
A toolkit for service providers, Claire V. Crooks, Ph.D., Debbie Chiodo, M.A., Darren Thomas, BSc., 2009
Author(s): Claire V. Crooks
6 years 7 months
2011 /
To guide policy and program directions that support the positively focused aspirations of Canadian Indigenous communities, Health Canada is exploring the factors that create and sustain successful communities. The first in a series of planned research, this work is open ended and exploratory in nature, an appreciative inquiry that seeks promise in First Nations communities; whatever makes them...
Author(s): Kishk Anaquot Health Research
6 years 7 months
2010 /
The Aboriginal Y.O.U.T.H. (Youth OrganizedUnited Together Healing) Gathering, held inWinnipeg’s inner-city in March 2007, gaveAboriginal youth the opportunity to “turn theirvoices into action.” With the guidance of theMa Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre (Ma Mawi), sevenyouth were teamed up with experiencedmentors to plan and host a conference thatsought to foster a sense of Aboriginal identity,act as a...
6 years 7 months
2010 /
This 248 page guidebook provides key tools for groups to identify the nature of the issues they face, gather appropriate information, transform it into knowledge, and moblize themselves and others to meet the demands. It supports a knowledge culture that promises to empower communities and produce innovations in social organization that will prepare all for the surprises and demands of the future...
Author(s): Robert Annis, Frances Racher, Marian Beattie
6 years 7 months
2011 /
The AZA Comprehensive Community Plan planning committee visited the Cree community of Ouje-Bougoumou in northern Quebec in August 2011. Like AZA, Ouje-Bougoumou did not have a home community for many years. They started building their new community in the 1990s and are continuing to develop it to. The planning committee learned many lessons on their trip that they hope to apply to the building of...
6 years 7 months
2011 / PDF
There are potential impediments to implementing and fully realizing comprehensive community plans (CCP) for many First Nations throughout Canada.The key impediments discussed in the article are: 1) the three-tiered government framework in Canada; 2) the requirement for a sustainable revenue base; 3) the immediate need for relevant capacity within First Nations governance; and, 4) establishing the...
Author(s): Bryan McEwen
6 years 7 months
2011 /
This is a summary of the community planning experiences of some First Nations, Inuit and Northern communities across Canada. Although their circumstances were different, all the communities were faced with a need for significant change that required comprehensive thinking and planning for the future. Using a case study approach, the knowledge and experience of 30 communities can be shared with...

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