CEDI's goal is to help communities build bonds that will support and develop economic cooperation for the long term.
In a time of reconciliation and based on the premise that long-term relationships need to have a solid foundation, the CEDI experience opens the way for First Nations and nearby municipal communities to create economic and social advantages.
By working together, the CEDI communities explore ways to:
- present a strong and united voice when approaching other levels of government;
- increase access to funding from other levels of government;
- provide opportunities for local business to thrive, and to create jobs.
With new support from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in 2017, FCM's continuing partnership with the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO), based in Edmonton, Alberta, is ensuring that CEDI partnerships will flourish until 2021.
Latest First Nation - Municipal partnerships
- Enoch Cree Nation and City of Edmonton, AB
- Fort William First Nation and the City of Thunder Bay, ON
- Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs and the City of North Battleford, SK
- Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation, Antigonish and the Eastern-Straight Regional Enterprise Network, NS
For more information, learn about successful partnerships established through CEDI between 2013 and 2016.