Citizen Engagement and Community Approval
Who uses the Citizen Engagement & Community Approval workshop?
This workshop is for First Nations who want to engage citizens and plan for successful endorsement of decisions. It is for Nations who need to share information with citizens, gain feedback on alternatives and plan for implementation of new governance institutions. The workshop is beneficial for:
• Chief and Council
• Community Members
• Senior Administrators
• Traditional and Community Leaders
• Governance Project Coordinators
Why would your Nation take this workshop?
First Nation citizens want more communication with leadership and leadership is often seeking more effective ways to include citizens in governance. One way to achieve both of these objectives is to engage citizens in setting direction, evaluating options, and important decisions of the Nation. When First Nations do this effectively they will have greater support of citizens. Formal community approval processes can also have the added benefit of investing those decisions with legal authority.
What will you and your Nation learn?
Your Nation will learn what citizen engagement is and how it contributes to effective governance. You will consider who you need to engage and how. You will understand the key questions to consider when seeking community approval for important decisions.
Who delivers this workshop?
Aboriginal facilitators that understand First Nation communities, history, and law deliver the workshop. They have been trained to use innovative facilitation techniques that communicate key concepts to a diverse audience. All material used in the workshop is grounded in our legal, academic and community-based research for restoring First Nations.
How long does it take?
This workshop is delivered over two full days.
Where are sessions held?
This workshop takes place in your community.