FCM’s CIPP Program: A New Way Forward

Through partnerships, First Nations and local governments have the potential to share scarce resources, reduce costs, and generate positive social and economic outcomes. FCM’s Community Infrastructure Partnership (CIPP) Program provides opportunities for First Nations and local governments to work together, for the benefit of all.

The award-winning CIPP program encourages participants to imagine a new way forward. It supports capacity building and provides tools to strengthen partnerships and develop lasting service agreements. Since its 2010 launch, CIPP has:

  • Hosted training workshops for over 100 First Nations and neighbouring municipalities.
  • Facilitated historic meetings that resulted in friendship or communication agreements.
  • Supported service agreement creation particularly on water, but also waste, fire, and transit.

Interested communities have the opportunity to take advantage of the following services, at no cost:

  • Regional workshops on relationship building and service agreements.
  • National webinars on pricing, governance and CIPP resources.
  • Volunteer and peer mentors including engineers and facilitators.
  • Online Toolkit, templates, case studies, and sample agreements.

The next Regional Workshop will take place in Nanaimo, BC on October 5th 2015. Contact Karen Miller at FCM if you would like to receive a copy of the workshop report.

CIPP is funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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