Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) Update
Hiawatha was approved for funding for $150,000.00 by Indigenous Service Canada to develop a CCP. As part of the CCP process, Brant Consulting from the Mohawks for the Bay of Quinte was contracted to oversee the CCP process, and Lynda Booth was hired as the Community Coordinator to be the liaison between the Citizens and the Consultant, Dan Brant.
As you know by now, we are asking you to think about the vision for Hiawatha, looking into the future – what do you see as important issues to address? How can the community grow to meet your needs as citizens of Hiawatha?
We will be hosting Family meetings at Hiawatha in January and February, and invite you to communicate with Lynda Booth to schedule your if it hasn’t already been done! (705-295-6530) Likewise, we will be hosting engagement sessions in Peterborough, Orillia and London in January and February to hear from those of you off the reserve. Please be on the lookout in your emails for news about these meetings!
Our next steps will be to hold engagement sessions on specific issues to hear your thoughts on those, and discover your vision going forward!
Our objective will be to meet with everyone at least twice, first to hear your thoughts and then to hear your feedback on the first sessions and ideas that have been collected from all of you as a collective. If you cannot come to an event, but would like to provide your views, please let us know. We would be happy to arrange a phone meeting or meet with you individually, if that is more convenient. You can reach us by phone at 418-571-7229 (Catherine or 613-724-8300 (Dan) or Lynda Booth for any information you might require. Also: Watch the newsletter for more info and updates.
What is a Comprehensive Community Plan?
- A Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) is a Hiawatha citizen-led approach to planning where the process is driven and owned by all rather than Council, a small group or committee.
- A CCP is a holistic process enabling all of us to build a roadmap to sustainability, self-sufficiency and improved governance.
- A CCP enables Hiawatha to establish a vision for our future and implement projects to achieve this vision.
- A CCP helps to ensure projects and programs are thought through, make sense and are the best use of resources.
- A CCP integrates and links all other plans Hiawatha has produced.
What are the Benefits of a CCP?
An effective CCP can:
- Empower our Nation
- Improve performance by leading to better decision-making, efficient use of resources and solving organizational problems
- Build teamwork and expertise through improved communication, better managerial/staff skills and capacity building
- Coordinate future development by identifying the Nation’s priorities
- Celebrate traditional cultural values and practices
- Promote healing and reconciliation
- Create economic opportunities
- Protect valuable and vulnerable areas
Many First Nations across Canada have embarked on creating a Comprehensive Community Plan.
Do you want to know more? Click on the links below to view the CCP Handbook, Hiawatha Info Sheet and the plans other First Nations have created:
- CCP Handbook
- Hiawatha CCP Info Sheet
- M’Chigeeng First Nation CCP
- Chippewas of the Thames First Nation CCP
Daniel J Brant & Associates