Municipalities and First Nations to participate in joint solid waste management projects (04/10/2016)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is inviting municipalities and First Nations to apply for its newest Community Infrastructure Partnership Project (CIPP) to establish joint solid waste management projects.
The initiative, funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and delivered by FCM, will provide facilitation and capacity building services to six First Nations-municipal partnerships for two years (2016-2018). This will result in the development of service agreements on solid waste management, including recycling and composting.
Applications are open to First Nations and municipalities that are close to each other and that are interested in developing a municipal type service agreement. FCM is accepting online applications until October 24, 2016.
"Participating communities will develop strong relationships to address shared priorities while also participating in a meaningful way in the reconciliation process," said FCM President Clark Somerville. "The development of joint service agreements broadens the economic impact and makes good sense for all involved."
The project will provide tools, resources and direct technical support to First Nation-municipal waste partners and facilitate the development of equitable and sustainable agreements. The initial phase of CIPP (2011-2016) supported the development of joint water infrastructure service agreements.
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