Comprehensive Community Plan
Community Mission: Maintaining a sustainable community through our people, for our people.
Community Vision: We are a well-balanced community living according to the seven sacred teachings, committed to the next generations as we work in unity to become a forward thinking, self-sustaining community. We honor our past and look towards our future.
We are a proud First Nation community that strives to make connections with the world around us.
Our Planning Process
Our Comprehensive Community plan process started in 2016. This plan was developed by community members through community engagement sessions, surveys, open houses as well as day to day conversation with the community members. We held 6 formal community engagement sessions,which always included a community meal to help strengthen the community bond with each other. The CCP process allowed community members to plan for their futures and heal from past experiences. This document demonstrates the communities’ dedication to the future of Glooscap and themselves.
Why is CCP important to Glooscap?
Comprehensive Community Planning is a holistic approach to planning that is developed by the community, for the community'. The plan takes into consideration all aspects of our community, this allows the community to be able to see the future as a whole. This process has been extremely important in bringing all ages together. CCP is community engagement based, which allowed our community to be able to grow together. This planning process has helped Glooscap First Nation to identify our vision for the future and our core values. Looking into the future, Glooscaps’ Comprehensive Community Plan will be a living document that will be updated, monitored, evaluated and owned by our community
The Seven Sacred Teachings in Connection to CCP.
We chose to connect the seven sacred teachings and our CCP sections because this allows the community to understand the section a bit more and relate it back to their personal lives. Our community decided to make this connection to also incorporate our culture into the plan. This shows how important these teachings are to us on a personal level as well as the importance it has for the community as a whole. Throughout the planning process, we incorporated the 7 teachings into every community session. These were the ground rules for the engagement sessions to ensure that everyone was feeling safe in the space provided. This allowed community members to be able to speak about what was on their minds without the fear of criticism or negative feedback.