What is Comprehensive Community Planning
“Comprehensive Community Planning is a holistic process that enables a community to build a roadmap to sustainability, self-sufficiency and improved governance capacity.” (INAC: CCP Handbook)
Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) was identified as a goal within Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's (INAC) 2004-2006 Sustainable Development Strategy. In September 2009, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) Chief and Council passed a Band Council Resolution (BCR) to acquire funding to undertake the first phase of a CCP.
As development and growth pressures increase, TteS must embrace community wide planning in order to stay competitive while ensuring cultural, environmental, economic and social values are preserved. Planning for the needs of rapidly growing populations, future generations, and the health of the land is essential in order to curtail the potential downfalls of sporadic, uninformed and unsupported decisions. Because TteS reserve lands are limited in size and capacity, management strategies to be proactive as opposed to reactive are urgently needed. This plan will articulate the community’s vision and pave a clear path forward.
The ultimate goal of the CCP will be to address the long term planning needs of TteS and to incorporate them into a living document that is supported, produced and endorsed by the community. Through a holistic process, the CCP will aid TteS in building a roadmap to sustainability, self-sufficiency and improved governance capacity through participation and consultation of the community. The CCP will be broadly supported and understood by members, have the commitment of leadership and can be implemented over time. Implementation of the CCP will help to strengthen governance, improve health, build social relations, integrate culture, increase capacity and promote economic self-reliance with respect for the environment and the long-term consideration of all.