In 2012, Cheam First Nation Chief and Council recognized the need to expand members’ involvement in Band-related problem solving and decision-making. Urban Systems worked with Chief and Council to develop a tailored approach to community engagement that would involve Cheam members in a meaningful way on important initiatives that directly affect them. The process used to create the Community Engagement Framework and Best Practices Guidelines was itself consultative, setting the stage for future community engagement. Presented with an increasing number of significant economic development opportunities, Chief and Council now have the tools necessary to guide them in planning and implementing communication and engagement activities in the future.
Cheam First Nation, BC