Community Development Initiative

Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation has signed on to complete a 3 year Community Development Initiative pilot project in partnership with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Urban Systems.

bofn-wheel2The project will capture current needs and priorities in the community and create a plan to address those needs for the next 5-10 years. The data and tools created throughout this project will be used to provide leadership and staff with the information they need to make informed decisions to achieve community goals. This holistic approach ensures that the community develops in a way that benefits areas included in the comprehensive community planning wheel.

Beardy’s, Urban Systems, and INAC will work together to identify goals and measurement tools that are important in developing capacity for community growth on-reserve.

The project is important because it provides an opportunity for members to be part of understanding community goals, and shaping a plan to achieve those goals. It is also a chance to build capacity and open communication in the community and among staff members. The future success and growth of the community will be measured based on information gathered throughout the project.

The ultimate goal of the project is to create a Comprehensive Community Plan that will support a health, sustainable nation and to improve quality of life for Beardy’s band members.

Click here to view the Community Development Strategy.
Click here to view the BOFN Community Development Plan (2013-2014).

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For more information, please contact:

Jasna Eyahpaise, Community Development Officer
306.467.4523 ext 239
jasna.eyahpaise@beardysband.com

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