[ Community Planning ]

Helping you make informed decisions

Community planning is the ongoing, evolving process of creating progressive strategies and solutions for future development. Every plan that we create is community-driven and establishes a strategic direction that can guide future generations. With each project, we focus on creating employment and capacity building opportunities that can help support future success.

Land Use Planning is the Strategic Development, Use, and Protection of Your Lands

Land use plans can help create an accurate picture for the future development, management, and protection of your community and its traditional lands. Our involved planning process combines input from Elders, Leadership, and community members with our professional and technical expertise to create comprehensive tools and resources that are reflective of your community’s strategic direction and goals. Taking an approach that supports engagement opportunities for staff and members encourages sustainable results that will support future generations.

Gathering traditional knowledge will help to ensure your community’s values, needs, and challenges will all be documented. We can provide additional support to the land use planning process by supplementing community knowledge with high-accuracy data collection and processing using our GPS and drone. The comprehensive tools and models created using the data can support a strong foundation for decision-making in your community.

We understand the importance of creating plans that are living documents changing over time. Our online GIS database MapAki is an effective land use planning tool that can help support the changing nature of your community’s needs by providing a secure way to view, analyze, and update important data.

 

We take two approaches to land use planning:

How can you protect and develop your lands to support current and future generations?

Land Use Planning is the strategic development, use, and protection of your lands.

Create an accurate picture for the future development, management, and protection of your community and traditional lands. Our involved land use planning process combines input from Elders, leadership, and community members with our expertise to develop comprehensive tools and resources that reflect your community’s goals. This approach encourages sustainable results to support current and future generations.

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Traditional Land Area Plan

Traditional land area plans help to identify any concerns and values your community may have on its traditional lands and provide more awareness of developments that could impact your culture, economy, and people.

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Detailed Community Plan

Ensure that future land use is reflective of historical and current values with a detailed community plan focused on zoning design and lot planning, as well as establishing guidelines for future development.

economic development goals are unique to each community

It is important to approach any economic development initiative with a considerate plan and the necessary tools for executing it. We can work with your community to create a set of comprehensive tools and resources that can lay the groundwork for economic sustainability and development. Our team has developed services specific to planning, maintenance, and growth which will support a strategic economic development path that leads to stability.

Building a sustainable economy is an important piece of community self-sufficiency. Our services can support your community by:

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Building community leadership roles into capacity building projects

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Planning and preparing for economic development initiatives

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Helping to protect your community's values during economic growth

We know economic development is important to you

What support do you need get started?

Our team has a can-do attitude towards supporting community economic stability. By working together, we can create a strategy aligned with your vision and values that can lay the groundwork for successful economic development. Using our comprehensive tools and resources, we can help you reach your unique goals.

Featured Projects

We are continuously expanding on the services we offer to help support your economic development needs. Scroll through some of the initiatives we recently worked on with our clients!


flood vulnerability studies outline the impacts of flooding and climate change

A Flood Vulnerability Study can help your community better understand the historical and future impacts of flooding. As climate change continues to reshape our environment, it is important to understand the effects it could have on your natural heritage values, traditional knowledge, wildlife, economy, and more.

With the potential impacts identified and mapped with GIS, it becomes easier to anticipate what future flood events will look like, and implement mitigation strategies to protect critical values. We have established a comprehensive process that combines modern techniques and traditional teachings to support effective and strategic flood management.

FEATURED PROJECTS
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Supports land use planning, emergency plans, capital plans, and strategic plans by identifying flood-prone areas.

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Visual tools can be used to communicate with the government on how flooding will affect the community.

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Determines assets, infrastructure, resources, cultural values, and natural features affected by flooding.

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Identifying potential impacts can help inform strategies to prevent future flooding damages.

Do you know how your community will be affected by flooding?

Flood Vulnerability Studies outline the impacts of flooding and climate change.

A Flood Vulnerability Study can help your community better understand historical flooding and plan for future events. As climate change continues to reshape our environment, it is important to understand how your values will be affected.

Project Results

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Informed land use planning, emergency planning, capital plans, and strategic plans.

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Visual tools for communicating with stakeholders and future planning.

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Determine infrastructure, resources, cultural values, and natural features affected.

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A list of actionable steps to adapt through prevention and mitigation measures.

Our community has been working with CE Strategies on our land use planning strategy. We have found them to be approachable and results-driven. The end result is going to be very helpful. I would definitely recommend their services. ]

- KEN WAVY, MISHKEEGOGAMANG OJIBWAY FIRST NATION

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