Urban Commitments to Reconciliation: Background Content

Federation of Canadian Municipalities


Municipalities

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

FCM understands that the solutions to some of this country’s biggest national challenges can be found in local communities. We work hard to ensure our members’ issues are heard at the federal level. What’s more, our members receive exclusive access to distinct benefits, everything from expert analysis on federal legislation that impacts municipalities to a say in resolutions that guide FCM’s advocacy work on Parliament Hill.

FCM and the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) have launched Phase 2 of their successful Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) for First Nations and nearby municipal partners. Between now and 2021, as many as 30 new communities will create joint economic development and land management partnerships based on their shared desire for a better future. From the start, these new CEDI partners will be able to learn from Phase 1’s participating communities and from CEDI resources that apply not just to our formal CEDI partners but to other First Nations and municipalities across Canada who choose the path of collaboration.


February 18, 2018


Municipalities

Indigenous – Local Government Partnership Forum (Feb. 18-21, 2018)

Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Indigenous – Local Government Partnership Forum (Feb. 18-21, 2018)
Many First Nations and municipalities across Canada are already engaging in collaborative efforts like Friendship Agreements, joint land use planning, municipal-type service agreements and economic development collaboration on issues like tourism, employment, and business development.
Indigenous – Local Government Partnership Forum (Feb. 18-21, 2018)

Served as an opportunity to share Indigenous and local government perspectives on success factors for building relationships. The forum was organized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando) and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, with funding provided by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).

Participants included representatives from First Nations, Métis Nations/Settlements, their neighbouring local governments, representatives from the Government of Canada and provincial government, as well as representatives of other Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations.

As a platform to share different perspectives on the future direction of Indigenous-local government relations, the forum provided opportunities to share tools and resources and explore how to collaboratively foster reconciliation. It also showcased examples where cultural training as well as Friendship Accords have greatly reduced barriers to greater First Nation and municipality collaboration.
First Nation – Municipal Collaboration Programs

Funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, aim to facilitate and develop these efforts. The partnerships fostered by these initiatives have proven to be important community-building influencers in the time of truth and reconciliation and can serve as a model for greater collaboration moving forward.
Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI): Feb. 19, 2019

The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are accepting applications for one partnership through the First Nations-Municipal CEDI that supports First Nations and adjacent municipalities in the development and implementation of joint community economic development or land use initiatives while building a resilient, sustainable partnership.


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Individual Municipal Commitments

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Urban Aboriginal Strategy

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National Urban Inuit Strategy

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Federal Programs

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