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First Nations – Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership Program

Workshop Activities

Workshop Activities

Are you organizing a meeting with your neighbour? If so, you may be interested in some of the activities that CIPP participating communities undertake together. They have been developed and refined by the CIPP team over the course of our travels and are here to provide ideas and guidance. You are welcome to use them, adapt them to your context, and elaborate on these ideas. We hope that you will find them useful.

Historic Timeline

Principles for Positive Relations

Historic Timeline

First Nations and municipalities are not always aware of each other's history. The purpose of this exercise is to share and explore First Nation and municipal histories for better understanding. Knowing where we came from can sometimes help us know where we want to go.

Principles for Positive Relations

This exercise encourages partner communities to explore the four principles of reconciliation identified in the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP).

The Royal Commission was tasked in 1991 with investigating the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.  This exercise can be undertaken between partners, or at a regional meeting, to envision what a strong relationship would look like.


Self-Assessment: Relationship

Self-Assessment: Service Agreements

Self-Assessment: Service Agreements

What is the current state of your relationship with your neighbour? The purpose of this exercise is to better understand how your partner community views your relationship and understanding of your history, culture and governance practices. Each partner undertakes a self-assessment and shares their results, which leads to an open dialogue on the state of the relationship.

Self-Assessment: Relationship

The purpose of this exercise is to better understand how you and your partner community view municipal type service agreements.  By first exploring in your separate communities what you each know about service agreements and then sharing your thoughts with your partner community you can jointly explore knowledge gaps and issues that will foster the growth of a positive relationship.


Rolling Agenda for Joint Meetings

Issues to Consider In Drafting a Joint Service Agreement

Rolling Agenda for Joint Meetings

The purpose of the Rolling Agenda is to identify issues to address and activities to complete as you move through the process of building a stronger relationship and developing a joint service agreement. Not all of these items will always be relevant, but this agenda can provide guidance as you develop agendas for your joint meetings.

Issues to Consider In Drafting a Joint Service Agreement

This document outlines a series of 21 questions to consider in developing a joint service agreement.  Each primary question includes additional considerations to reflect upon as you develop your agreement.

Page Updated: 21/12/2015