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. You can reach the consultants by phone at 418-571-7229 (Catherine) or 613-724-8300 (Dan).
You are invited to attend your choice of meetings to hear the latest updates on the Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) from the consultants, Daniel and Catherine.
- March 1, 1-7 PM @ Lower Hall – Design Hiawatha’s Vision: brought to life in artform! Drop-In Anytime! Snacks & Fun!
- March 2, 5:30-7:30 PM @ Youth Centre – Youth Engagement: This is YOUR future! Tell us how the adults got it wrong!?! Design your future! Food and Fun!
- April 7, 5:30-8 PM @ Lower Hall – Where is Hiawatha headed? What role do you play? Last working session before the final report. WE NEED YOU! Dinner will be served.
Your voice matters so come out to ensure nothing has been missed.
Please call me at 705-295-6530 or email me at if you have any questions or to let me know which date and time you will be attending
Lynda Booth, Coordinator, CCP
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