Planning

Planning is the phase when your community comes together to discuss and define your vision, goals, and priorities for the future. This includes tasks like:

  • gathering background information,
  • analyzing the community,
  • creating a vision statement,
  • setting goals and objectives, and
  • identifying activities and projects.


This phase is meant to be a time of engagement, reflection, and optimism about the future. Agreeing on clear and achievable priorities helps your community move toward a positive future.

 

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ENGAGING YOUR COMMUNITY

This fact sheet discusses what community participation is, what the common issues are, and how to improve participation.

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DEVELOPING THE VISION STATEMENT

This fact sheet describes what a vision statement is, its importance, how it is developed, and how it is used by a community.

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ANALYZING

SURVEYS

This fact sheet outlines how to analyze survey results, why analysis is important, and how to interpret different types of data. Analyzing survey data is an important step after conducting a community survey because it can help you move from the information gathering stage into making decisions as a planning team.

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ENGAGING

YOUTH

This fact sheet discusses what youth engagement is, what the common issues are, and how to improve youth engagement in your community planning process. Engaging youth is important for your Indigenous community planning process because it makes sure all members of the community are aware and involved in your process.

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SETTING GOALS & OBJECTIVES

This fact sheet explains how goals and objectives are used in Indigenous community planning. Goals and objectives are an important part of a plan because they connect a community’s overall vision with smaller action items.

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CONDUCTING PRECEDENT STUDIES

This fact sheet discusses how your community can use precedent studies in your planning process.

USING

ORAL HISTORY

This fact sheet provides information about how oral history can be a valuable tool for Indigenous communities seeking to include oral tradition in their community planning efforts. Oral history provides community planners with a tool to conduct background research on communities, a key step in the planning phase of community plan development. Oral history can help identify what shapes a community’s cultural beliefs, social structures, and practices.

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CREATING

SURVEYS

This fact sheet is an introduction to creating surveys. It discusses the strengths and weaknesses of surveys, how to select questions, how to be sensitive to consent and confidentiality, and provides additional resources.

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