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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

500: Effective and Meaningful Engagement, Going Beyond the Duty to Consult

October 12, 2018

11:00am - 12:00pm

As planners we want to ensure that we provide meaningful opportunities for community input and engagment. As a result of the process of reconciliation, and a series of legal decisions, planners now have the opportunity to learn about and experience an entirely new and informative process of engagement with First Nation communities. This includes broadening our engagement skills, improving our understanding of Indigenous community persepectives and values, and learning about and understanding cultural values and experiences that can better inform our work. The duty to consult is an opportunity to share, learn and respect a rich heritage and culture.
Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge about meaningful and respectful First Nation community engagement
  • Gain knowledge about effective and appropriate techniques—bringing awareness of the unique context of First Nation engagement and understanding the importance of starting off correctly
  • Understand the opportunities to experience a different way of thinking about community planning and values