Recovery and Resilience: South Island Prosperity Partnership (BC)

First Nation – Municipal Collaboration – Economic Recovery and Resilience Webinar - March 17, 2021

On March 17th Cando and the CEDI program invited the South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP), a coalition of First Nations, municipal governments, businesses, NGOs, chambers of commerce, financial and educational institutions from Vancouver Island join us to share about their experience working together on Reboot – Greater Victoria’s Economic Recovery Plan (2020 – 2022).

As part of the First Nation-Municipal Economic Recovery and Resilience: The Experience of the South Island Prosperity Partnership (BC) webinar, CEDI provided an overview of their newest tool: Economic Recovery and Resilience: A Guide for First Nation–Municipal Collaboration which aims to support First Nations and municipalities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters of any kind together. It establishes a framework, informed by national best practices, for communities who want to begin or strengthen emergency management and economic recovery partnerships. 

On behalf of SIPP, CEDI was joined by:

Christina Clarke, CEO, Songhees Development Corporation, joining in her capacity as Chair of the Indigenous Prosperity Centre Working Group 

Kear Porttris, Principal, Relationship Manager, Gwaii Engineering joining in his capacity as Board Director, South Island Prosperity Partnership

Elysia Glover, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, South Island Prosperity Partnership 

Together they shared about SIPP’s model and what it and does, how it is helping to reboot the region’s economy with a focus on inclusivity, and how other regions in Canada might learn from their example.

Don’t worry if you missed out on March 17th, you can watch the recorded webinar here:

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