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First Nations-Municipal Collaboration Programs

First Nations-Municipal Collaboration Programs


We work in partnership with Indigenous organizations to foster a positive collaborative environment between Indigenous communities and neighbouring municipalities. We do this through:  

  • Neutral third party facilitation
  • Relationship-building and joint planning workshops and working groups
  • Toolkits, template agreements, case studies, webinars, peer mentorship and capacity-building grants. 

Benefits include:

  • Cost savings and more efficient program delivery;
  • Opportunities for local business development and job creation;
  • Ability to leverage the unique financial, human and physical resources of each partner;
  • Coordinated planning efforts to improve land use, land management and environmental/resource protection.
  • Increased ability to access funding;
  • A strong, united voice for engaging with other orders of government and the private sector;


Current initiatives

First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative 
FCM and Cando deliver the Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) for First Nations and nearby municipal partners since 2012. 

Page Updated: 03/07/2018