Supporting First Nations and Neighboring Municipalities Who Want to Create a Shared Vision for Joint Economic Development
The First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) is a joint initiative between Cando and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) that enhances the capacity of participating First Nations and adjacent municipalities to engage in joint community economic development planning and initiatives. This Workshop will provide an introduction to the Stronger Together approach and CEDI program best practices and tools, culminating in small-group dialogue. Participants will be invited to work with the Stronger Together tools in their community context, increasing the opportunity to learn from one another’s experiences working with First Nation-Municipal collaboration. There will be time made for dialogue, connections and questions.
Participants will learn how to utilize the Stronger Together approach and CEDI program best practices and tools in their own community context; including but not limited to, building and sustaining community to community relationships, co-creating a shared table and Terms of Reference, and identifying joint community economic development opportunities. The Workshop will highlight First Nation – municipal partnerships who have benefited from joint community economic development, drawing on their lessons learned and shared successes.”
Moderator: Eleanor Miclette, EDA Board Member
Introductory Remarks: Paul Macedo, Cando
Panelist: Marissa Lawrence, CEDI Senior Program Officer, Cando