First Nations-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative
FCM and Cando have launched Phase 2 of their successful Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) for First Nations and nearby municipal partners.
Between now and 2021, as many as 30 new communities will create joint economic development and land management partnerships based on their shared desire for a better future.
From the start, these new CEDI partners will be able to learn from Phase 1's participating communities and from CEDI resources that apply not just to our formal CEDI partners but to other First Nations and municipalities across Canada who choose the path of collaboration.
- Find all the resources from our recent Indigenous and Local Government Partnership Forum on the Cando website.
- Read this case study on a unique CEDI partnership between three Quebec communities.
- Check out this webinar where the CEDI team discusses empowering communities through First Nation-Municipal collaboration.
Learn how CEDI is helping First Nations and nearby municipalities work together to create opportunities and new possibilities.
The six partnerships launched in 2013 during CEDI's Phase 1 have paved the way for new sets of CEDI partners to succeed.
CEDI's Stronger Together toolkit is a step-by-step guide to building community economic development partnerships. This section also gives you access to other resources.