Guides and Tools for First Nation – Municipal Collaboration


cedi-guide-for-collaborationFirst Nations and municipalities across Canada are mandated to attract, retain and expand new and existing businesses. Despite some distinctions in how they operate, they continue to prove that their communities are stronger together.

This guide explains the different types of economic development structures commonly used by First Nations and municipalities, and shares tips on how your First Nation or municipality can collaborate on exciting new economic development initiatives.

Download it for best practices, examples and inspiration!





Creating a forum to collaborate on joint community economic development priorities has proven to be a best practice for First Nations and municipalities. Informed by First Nation-municipal partnerships across Canada, this tool provides guidance for creating an effective joint Working Group (JWG).

There is the Guide and also three templates.

Download the Guide for Creating Joint Working Group

Download - Template 1

Download - Template 2

Download - Template 3



For More Information:

Marissa Lawrence
Senior Program Officer, Cando
T: (778) 628 2180

Helen Patterson
CEDI Program Manager
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
T. 613-907-6320