Comprehensive Community Planning *UPDATED*

Comprehensive community planning is the foundation of the British Columbia First Nations' Data Governance Initiative. This process engages community members in the planning and implementing of a long-term vision for their community. It includes the development of objects, goals, and a plan of action towards fulfilling this vision.

Comprehensive community planning is a community-based, community-driven planning process with meaningful membership involvement throughout. With sustainability as a central principle, the community addresses economic development, social development, environmental management, governance, culture, language, and more.

Comprehensive Community Planning Tools

Through the BCFNDGI, First Nations have created tools to facilitate comprehensive community planning.

1. A Wellness Indicator Development Guide

2. Sample Indicators of Social Determinants of Health

3. Examples of Strategic Outcomes Associated with Determinants of Health

4. A Critique of INAC Perspectives, Indicators, and Outcomes

5.*NEW* The Seven Cs: A First Nations' Guide to Planning and Reporting Standards

6. *NEW* Community Reporting Template (with sample minimum data elements)

These tools are accompanied by a Comprehensive Community Planning Handbook, created in partnership by First Nations and the British Columbia regional office of INAC.

Health Canada and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Community Development Framework

In 2013, Health Canada and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, then Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on Community Development . From this, a Community Development and Capacity Building Framework was created.

First Nation Self-Evaluation of Community Programs - A Guidebook on Performance Measurement (1998)

In partnership, 5 First Nations, an Indian Regional Council, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada developed a Guidebook on Performance Measurement.

This guidebook is about First Nations developing their own approaches to evaluating how well community programs are achieving community goals. Ideas and options are presented for First Nations to consider in developing self-evaluation tools that reflect their unique communities, traditions and priorities.