Stronger Together: A Toolkit for First Nations - Municipal Community Economic Development Partnerships
Presenting organization: Cando
Cando is a national Aboriginal organization involved in community economic development. We build capacity which strengthens Aboriginal economies by providing programs and services to Economic Development Officers. www.edo.ca
Session length 1.5 Hours
Could your community benefit from collaboration with a neighbouring municipality or First Nation? Across Canada, First Nations and municipalities have committed to working together and are seeing a range of benefits: improved relationships, enhanced investor confidence, cost-effective service delivery, a stronger voice at other levels of government and the chance to draw on each partners’ unique capacities, among others. Stronger Together is a Toolkit developed by and based on the experiences of the six pilot partnerships in CEDI. In this workshop, you’ll get an orientation to the Stronger Together Toolkit and have the chance to ask questions of CEDI staff. You will leave with a summary document you can take back to your community to begin the discussion about and process of collaboration with your municipal or First Nations neighbours.
What Participants will learn by attending
- Get an orientation to the Stronger Together Toolkit and have the chance to ask questions of CEDI staff.
- Leave with a summary document they can take back to your community to begin the discussion about and process of collaboration with your municipal or First Nations neighbours
Aaron Samuel, interim CEDI Program Coordinator, Cando
- 780-990-0303 ext 237
Aaron Samuel is a recent graduate from UBC Law. Since graduating this past May, he has been CEDI Communications Intern and is currently, Interim CEDI Project Coordinator. Prior to CEDI, Aaron has worked in a number of areas that contribute to servicing Indigenous communities. Including during law school, he summered with a large energy firm. Also during his time in law school, he specialized in Aboriginal law, while serving as director of Indigenous Student Affairs for the law students’ society. He also graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in political science, and during this time he worked a year with INAC.