News and Events

Topic: ‘Community Planning’

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

First Training Session for CCBP Saskatchewan, Phase 2

The first project training session for Phase 2 communities, affiliated Tribal Councils and Federal Government representatives was held in Saskatoon on June 23 & 24. Participants were introduced to the principles of comprehensive community-based planning, importance of community engagement, visual communication in planning and the initial stages of the planning process.

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Phase 2 of CCBP is underway with Four First Nations in Saskatchewan

Work has begun with four additional First Nation communities in Saskatchewan as part of the Comprehensive Community-Based Planning Pilot Project. Community Plans will be developed for Pasqua First Nation, Muskoday First Nation, Cowessess First Nation and Kinistin Saulteaux Nation. To learn more about the CCBP Project in Saskatchewan check out the CCBP case study on the Projects page.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Planning Process Kicks Off in Mikisew Cree First Nation

Cities & Environment Unit is excited to begin work with Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN). Located in Northern Alberta in and around the Hamlet of Fort Chipeywan, MCFN has engaged CEU to help develop a comprehensive community-based Plan that will equip them to shape their own future while responding to the pressures and broad impacts of the oil and gas exploration and extraction that is occurring within the Mikisew Cree First Nation’s traditional territory.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

North of Union Project Completed

Cities & Environment Unit has completed work on the North of Union Project in Saint John, New Brunswick. CEU was contracted by the City to design and lead a public participation process that would give the community a meaningful voice in creating a vision and design guidelines for the North of Union site. To learn more about this project please see the case study on our Projects page.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Plan launch session held in Regina

Four Community Plans were developed over the past year and launched at a session in Regina. Participants included Plan Champions from each of the four pilot First Nations, other community representatives, Tribal Council staff and Federal Government representatives. For more information on the CCBP project and the Community Plans please visit

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

APCPS conference in Regina

Ali Shaver and several community representatives gave a presentation about the CCBP Project at the Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan (APCPS) Conference in Regina. The presentation team included Crystal Cote (Plan Champion, Kahkewistahaw First Nation) and Michelle Pratt (Plan Champion) and Lynette Gordon (Economic Development Officer), both from George Gordon First Nation.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

CCBP training session #4 in Saskatoon

A CEU team travelled to Saskatoon to conduct a two-day training session on Comprehensive Community-Based Planning. Representatives from Flying Dust First Nation, Shoal Lake Cree Nation, Kahkewistahaw First Nation, George Gordon First Nation, Yorkton Tribal Council, Prince Albert Grand Council, Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC) and Health Canada were all in attendance. The presentations from this training session can be downloaded from the project website. Go to and click on “TRAINING”.