Government of Canada supports First Nations’ planning for the future of their communities

News Release

February 22, 2017 Winnipeg, MB Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations across Canada to support long-term planning for the future of their communities.
Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced support for Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP). CCP is a mechanism for First Nations-led community engagement that promotes capacity building, and long term priority-setting. It is designed to foster new approaches to community planning, highlight best practices, and engagement with their membership to address areas such as infrastructure, health, culture, and economic development.
This year, the Government of Canada invested $6 million to support 75 communities participating in CCP. Over the next four years, 176 communities will join them for global investments of over $30 million in CCP for Indigenous communities across Canada.
As part of this initiative, the first national CCP workshop is taking place today in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which brings together over 90 First Nations and Inuit participants, Indigenous planners and facilitators from Coast to Coast to Coast.


“Congratulations to Long Plain First Nation on organizing the first national Comprehensive Community Planning workshop. We are proud to be partners in promoting community-driven and nation-based planning which is proven to build stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities.”

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Quick Facts

  • In 2016, INAC supported a series of regional Comprehensive Community Planning workshops in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia, designed to promote community development and planning.

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Sabrina Williams
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett

INAC Media Relations
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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