Workshop: Growing Together–Partnerships between First Nations and Neighboring Communities
First Nations and neighbouring municipalities provide many of the same services, face similar economic development challenges and share common goals for their community members, yet rarely collaborate due to a lack of knowledge and understanding regarding their neighbours. Jointly delivered by FCM and Cando, the First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) is supporting communities to come together to improve economic prosperity, reduce costs and improve services through relationship building and joint community economic development planning.
The CEDI program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).
- Chief Patricia Bernard, Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, NB and Mayor Cyrille Simard, Edmundston, NB
- Mayor Dennis Leney, Sioux Lookout, ON and Chief Clifford Bull, Lac Seul First Nations, ON
- Reeve Murray Kerik, Lesser Slave River Municipal District, AB
- Councilor Andrea Reimer, City of Vancouver, BC
- Growing Together - Partnerships between First Nations and Neighbouring Communities
- Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord and Community Economic Development Initiative
Tri-Council Project: Sawridge First Nation - Town of Slave Lake - Municipal District of Lesser Slave