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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
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Community Strategic Planning

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What is a Community Strategic Plan?

A community strategic plan (CSP) is a plan that guides a community to a better future. The benefits of a CSP are numerous, but the main benefits are:

• Helps the community to develop a vision and identify the values it wants to pursue for the future

• Works towards creating a balance between meeting the needs of the citizens and a healthy environment

• Helps the community to keep a balance between economic development and social development

In partnership with FedNor, NADF developed a Community Strategic Planning Toolkit to guide communities with their strategic planning process.  In addition, NADF provides community strategic planning services to thirty-three (33) First Nations communities in northern Ontario. They include: 

Aroland First Nation
Bearskin Lake First Nation
Cat Lake First Nation
Deer Lake First Nation
Eabametoong First Nation
Ginoogaming First Nation
Hornepayne First Nation
Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Keewaywin First Nation
Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation      

Koocheching First Nation
Lac Seul First Nation
Long Lake #58 First Nation
MacDowell Lake First Nation
Marten Falls First Nation
Nibinamik First Nation
Mishkeegogamang First Nation        
Muskrat Dam First Nation
Neskantaga First Nation
North Caribou Lake First Nation
North Spirit Lake First Nation

Pikangikum First Nation
Poplar Hill First Nation
Sachigo Lake First Nation
Sandy Lake First Nation
Slate Falls First Nation
Wapekeka First Nation
Wawakapewin First Nation
Webequie First Nation
Whitesand First Nation
Whitewater First Nation
Wunnumin Lake First Nation

Services we provide to these communities include:

  • Strategic planning workshops including the development of consultant 'terms of reference'
  • Promotion of regional strategic planning programs
  • Community assistance in project identification
  • Support with other government initiatives e.g. Business Retention & Expansion and Local Initiatives Contributions (LIC) etc.

Download our Community Strategic Planning Toolkit

For more information contact Tracey Willoughby, Project Assistant.


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