Understanding CORP PF 'Shovel Ready' Requirements

 

Information about the ‘Shovel Ready’ requirements established for the Community Opportunity Readiness Programs Priority Framework (National program for projects over $250k; CORP PF). This presentation will go through the list of most common CORP PF shovel ready requirements including definitions and examples. ISC Economic Development Officers will be available for questions from participants at the end of the presentation.

Speaker: Don Potter, ISC Economic Development Officer for the Vancouver Island, South Coast and North Coast regions of BC

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Community Opportunity Readiness Program Overview

This webinar will provide an overview of the Community Opportunity Readiness Program. The presentation will discuss program eligibility, how to apply, and information about the regional and national funding application process. ISC Economic Development Officers will be available for questions from participants at the end of the presentation.

Speaker: Vanessa Schols, ISC Economic Development Officer for the Mainland, Southwest, Thompson and Okanagan Regions of BC 

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How to Apply to the Community Opportunity Readiness Program CORP

Indigenous Services Canada BC Region is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP) for economic development project-based funding (funding up to $250,000).  Join this webinar to find out more about CORP and how to apply to the program.
Speakers: 
Joshua de Guzman, ISC Economic Development Officer for Northeast, Cariboo, Nechako and Kootenay Regions of BC
Don Potter, ISC Economic Development Officer for the Vancouver Island, South Coast and North Coast regions of BC
Vanessa Schols, ISC Economic Development Officer for the Mainland, Southwest, Thompson and Okanagan Regions of BC

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Introduction to Matrimonial Real Property

In 1986, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Derrickson v. Derrickson, and Paul v. Paul, that provincial laws relating to matrimonial real property (MRP) cannot apply to alter individual interests in reserve lands, as these are within the jurisdiction of Parliament (“Indians, and Lands reserved for the Indians” - s. 91(24) Constitution Act, 1867). This presentation will explore the constitutional issues identified by those cases and the measures taken to fill the legislative gap. We will examine the components of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interest or Rights Act including the law-making provisions and the provisional federal rules that apply until such time as a First Nation enacts its own law. While the provisional federal rules apply on most First Nations effective December 16, 2014, the presentation will also clarify the applicability of the those rules to First Nations managing their lands outside of the Indian Act.
Speaker: Kathy McCue, NALMA

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Developing a Community Land Use Plan on First Nation Lands

Community land use planning (LUP) is the process of allocating lands, community resources, facilities, and services with a view to maintain and improve the physical environment and the economic and social conditions of a community. This process helps to enable First Nation communities to reach unique goals for their lands, ensure sustainable development, affirm rights, establish community values on the development of their lands, and determine future land uses. This webinar will provide an overview of community land use planning from a First Nation perspective, and guide participants through the process of initiating a land use plan.
Presenter: James Roach
James Roach, MCIP, RPP is the Land Use Planning Coordinator at the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association, where his focus is to build Land Use Planning capacity and provide support to First Nations communities. His areas of expertise include community land use planning and engagement, economic and sustainable development, lands management and developing strategic partnerships. James is an Ojibway of Batchewana First Nation in Northern Ontario.
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Clean Energy and Economic Development Solutions for Communities

Natural Resources Canada's Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) program supports projects across Canada to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on diesel fuel for heat and power, with particular emphasis on Indigenous communities.

CERRC-BioHeat Projects reduce the use of fossil fuels through the installation or retrofit of proven forest-based biomass heating options in communities or for industrial applications. Kelsey Harmse from Gitxsan Development Corporation will be joining us to discuss their experience with Indigenous-led, forest-based biomass heating projects.

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Establishing and Re-establishing Effective Development Corporations

This workshop will introduce participants to the strategic level decisions that leaders must make when establishing, or re-establishing, a First Nations Development Corporation and good corporate governance. Topics will include legal structure best practices, and what key information is needed for key documents (articles of incorporation and corporate governance policies) to mitigate risk, improve success, and improve performance from a community owned development corporation.
Learning outcomes include:
-       Understanding the importance of values, principles, mandate (purpose) and mission;
-       Understanding the importance of performance measures and limits;
-       Understand how to establish a competency matrix to recruit Board members;
-       Understand Shareholder and Board member roles and responsibilities;
-       Understand the importance of corporate governance policies (framework review, including issue resolution, strategic planning and reporting to remain accountable);
-       Understanding the importance of an on-going community advisory (to build awareness, business capacity and economic diversification, understanding, ensure effectiveness through the development and sharing of aligned opportunities that are responsive to community needs/interests, and support good corporate governance); and
-       The importance of repayment and/or reinvestment planning and agreements.
Speakers: Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A. and Mark F. Salter, Carden Consulting

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First Nations Good Governance & Designing Self-Governments

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of Good Governance, what it means, the roles and responsibilities of leaders, and organizational development for First Nations and their Development Corporations.This workshop will also introduce how First Nations can start to design culturally relevant governing systems, as they move into self-governance.
Learning outcomes include:
-       Understanding what good governance is;
-       Roles and Responsibilities of leaders;
-       How Good Governance supports organizational development and improved performance;
-       Designing First Nations Self-Governments; and Transitioning Governance Policies into Laws.
Speakers: Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A. and Mark F. Salter, Carden Consulting
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The 13 Things You Need to Know  for Successful Economic Development

The reasons why communities will engage in economic development activities varies greatly. Each community has unique characteristics and their own reasons for actively engaging in economic development. Communities understand to create economic diversity, maintain and expand infrastructure, create a sustainable economy and to increase their ability to meet the needs of residents and businesses; they need to develop their economic development focus and goals. The more you understand about economic development, the more effective you can be in supporting your community's economic development efforts. This session is directed to all elected leaders including Chief and Council, Economic Development Corporations and all staff.
Speakers: Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting
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Making Economic Resiliency and Recovery The New Norm

Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting
All over the world, communities and their economic development efforts are navigating uncharted waters.  The COVID-19 pandemic has opened many questions about a post-COVID economy.  While COVID-19 has been a devastating disaster affecting the world there are other disasters that can happen at any time and hit at a more local level.  It does not matter if it is a flood, a fire, the closure of your major employer or something else that unexpectedly negatively impacts your economy.  These disasters seem to be happening more frequently and your community needs to be prepared to ensure you have a resilient community if one happens.  This session explores what you need to do to be ready for an economic disaster and to address current challenges impacting our economy.
Speakers: Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting
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