Canadian Native Community Development Centre

Economic Sustainability


The First Nations Progression Model, developed by Membertou First Nation, is one way to understand First Nations economic development. According to this model, First Nations economic development has three stages:

1.Capacity building: Building community capacity to manage economic development processes, including financial and quality management capacity

2.Preparation for economic development: Linking economic development to existing plans, undertaking any additional planning, resource allocation, investment and implementation planning.

3.Pursuing economic development opportunities: Pursuing new ventures, establishing partnerships and entering agreements

First Nations Community Economic Development Guide for Ontario – PDF

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