Comprehensive Community Planning and the Mentorship Initiative

Presenting organization: AANDC

Working together to make Canada a better place for Aboriginal and northern people and communities.

Session length 1.5 hours


This interactive session will provide information on Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) and how mentorship can support CCP development. The CCP Mentorship Initiative aligns experienced First Nations planning champions as mentors to communities interested in initiating the early stages of Comprehensive Community Planning. The mentors serve as experienced guides through the early planning process.

What Participants will learn by attending

  • The Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) process
  • Best practices for community-driven planning through mentorship practices
  • Details on the AANDC’s mentorship initiative and how to get involved
  • How CCP and mentorship tie into Economic Development Planning


Christopher Derickson, Councilor Westbank First Nation

Wendy Cheney, Manager, Community Initiatives, AANDC

Presenter Biographies

Christopher Derickson works with First Nation communities to develop community plans, community engagement strategies, and strategic plans. He is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops on the topic of First Nation community planning. Chris holds a degree in law from the University of British Columbia and was recently accepted into the School of Community and Regional Planning Masters program at the University of British Columbia. He currently serves as Councilor at Westbank First Nation.