Engaging With Your Aboriginal Community Neighbours

Youth drumming circle at Magnetawan First Nation, Ontario, Canada.









(This presentation was originally given by Shared Value Solutions' Scott Mackay on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Ontario Professional Planners Institute 2013 conference in London, Ontario, Canada.)

It was my pleasure to make a presentation on this topic to a packed room of largely municipal planners or their consultants at the OPPI 2013 conference yesterday. I've shared the content of a few of the slides on our Twitter feed @SharedValueCA, and the full presentation can be downloaded in .pdf format here-


During the presentation, I covered these topics:

1.The context for engagement- legal, regulatory, policy, and social
2.Successful Formula for Engagement (based on my firm's collective experience)
3.Case Studies- from a small, medium, and large scale/complexity project
4.Complicating Factors
5.Suggested Reading

I very much appreciated the few questions and comments we had time for at the end of the presentation.

I would love to connect with the planner from Leamington County who had the question related to the development of Caldwell First Nation's new reserve community in the area- if you're reading this, please get in touch! I think there could be some great potential for building your "relationship infrastructure" and developing opportunities for shared services between the County and the First Nation. Phone- 226-706-8888 x2 / scott.mackay@sharedvaluesolutions.com.

(c) Shared Value Solutions Ltd., 2013

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