The Service Agreement Best Practice Toolkit can support you to:
- Build and maintain relationships
- Develop agreements with the proper legal format
- Negotiate key issues
- Model best practices related to community infrastructure
- Develop communications accords and protocol agreements
The CIPP Toolkit provides information on building and maintaining effective relationships, and also has information on how agreements can be developed between First Nation and municipal governments.
Toolkit by Unit
First Nations - Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership program Service Agreement Toolkit - Unit 1: Introduction to CIPP and Service AgreementsThis unit provides an overview of CIPP, service agreements, and current trends in First Nations-municipal cooperation across Canada.
First Nations - Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership program Service Agreement Toolkit - Unit 2: Guide to Relationship BuildingThis unit addresses common myths, questions, and concerns about First Nations-municipal relations. Checklists and guides to dispute resolution and community engagement are provided as well as a communications protocol template.
First Nations - Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership program Service Agreement Toolkit - Unit 3: Guide to Service AgreementsThis unit provides a guide to the stages of service agreement development: from feasibility study to the development of appropriate legal agreements to maintenance and renegotiation of agreements. A guide through these processes is concluded with two case studies.
First Nations - Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership program Service Agreement Toolkit - Unit 4: Resources and Other ConsiderationsThis unit contains First Nation - municipal source water protection and joint sustainability planning guides. It also serves as a reference guide for funding opportunities and additional resources.
Primers focusing on specific issues and geographic regions
CIPP Primers are booklets on specific issues and regions. Use them with the CIPP toolkit.
This primer was written in collaboration with the Whistler Centre for Sustainability. Its purpose is to act as a framework for Municipal - First Nation joint sustainability planning and to be used alongside the First Nation - Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership Program (CIPP) Service Agreement Toolkit.
The CIPP British Columbia Service Agreement Primer provides province-specific information which both First Nations and municipalities in British Columbia can use to better understand the unique context of service agreements in the province.
Written in collaboration with the Yukon Territorial Government, the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN), the Association of Yukon Communities (AYC) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) this brief overview of First Nation - municipal collaboration on services outlines the governance structures of the self- governing First Nations and municipalities in the Yukon.
Page Updated: 21/12/2015