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First Nation-Municipal Economic Recovery and Resilience: The Experience of South Island Prosperity Partnership (BC)

March 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Across borders and jurisdictions, natural disasters and the economic impacts of COVID-19 have thrust emergency preparedness and economic recovery onto government radars. First Nations and municipalities have unique jurisdictions and responsibilities to their community members; they also often lack the fiscal and human capacity for effective preparedness, response, and recovery. However, a ‘stronger together’ approach can lead to better outcomes.

The First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) has created the Economic Recovery and Resilience: A Guide for First Nation–Municipal Collaboration to support First Nations and municipalities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters of any kind together. It establishes a framework, informed by national best practices, for communities who want to begin or strengthen emergency management and economic recovery partnerships.

On March 17, South Island Prosperity Partnership will share our experience working together on Reboot – Greater Victoria’s Economic Recovery Plan (2020 – 2022). SIPP’s presentation team includes:

  • Christina Clarke, CEO, Songhees Development Corporation, joining in her capacity as Chair of the Indigenous Prosperity Centre Working Group
  • Kear Porttris, Principal, Relationship Manager, Gwaii Engineering joining in his capacity as Board Director, South Island Prosperity Partnership
  • Elysia Glover, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, South Island Prosperity Partnership

They will share about what SIPP is and how it is helping to reboot the region’s economy with a focus on inclusivity, and how other regions in Canada might learn from their example.

Join us on Wednesday, March 17, 10:00 – 11:00 PT for this free webinar. Register in advance for this webinar:


March 17, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am