Land Use Planning Phase III

Module # 1: June 8-10th, Osoyoos, BC 
Module # 2: October 5-7th, Haida Gwaii, BC 
Module # 3: December 19-21st, Vancouver, BC 
Module # 4: February 1-3rd, Chase, BC 

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is pleased to announce that it will offer a ‘Phase 3’ LUP Training series based on positive feedback from community participants in Phase 2.


In total, participants from 107 First Nations have participated in Phase 1 and or 2 LUP Training to date.


We are targeting 20 individuals from First Nations who are about to begin their LUP process, or are in the early stage of carrying out a LUP process to complete a LUP plan. Participants need to commit to all four modules, as they build on each other and are supportive of carrying out a complete LUP cycle.


The following four Learning Modules are being offered:


  • Community engagement, communication and facilitation;

  • Legal environment of land use planning; working with external consultants; and

  • Information management, data gathering, analysis and planning documentation;

  • Implementation, monitoring and evaluation of LUP.


These four Learning Modules will be delivered once each, in four different locations from June to February 2017.  The Learning Module length is 2.5 days with a full day agenda for the first two days, ending with a half day agenda on day three.


Modules are scheduled as follows:


Module # 1: June 8-10th, Osoyoos, BC at Spirit Ridge Vineyard and Spa.


Module # 2: October 5-7th, Haida Gwaii (venue to be announced)


Module # 3: December 19-21st, Vancouver, BC (venue to be announced)


Module # 4: February 1-3rd, Chase, BC (venue to be announced)


The Learning Modules are highly interactive, tool-based and emphasize a learning by doing approach. Participants will learn a variety of planning methods and tools, engage in practice exercises, and present learning and stories to one another.

Learning Outcomes

The four Learning Modules will result in the following anticipated outcomes for participants:


  • Increased capacity to design and deliver community-driven LUP processes (including implementation and monitoring and evaluation);

  • Expanded understanding of process leadership and engagement methods;

  • Improved confidence with an expanded tool kit and resources to utilize in community;

  • Access to an Indigenous relationship network and support system for LUP; and

  • Increased awareness of the legal environment, history and implications for land use governance and planning.

Jeff Cook, MCIP, RPP, Beringia Community Planning

Mr. Cook has 25 years of planning education, applied community experience and working relationships with First Nations across Canada, in a variety of planning capacities, including land use planning and training.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1 9:00am until 4:30pm –


  • Opening Welcome, Introductions, Needs and Learning Outcomes

  • Review of Land Use Planning Phase 1 Training

  • Part 1: What is Community Engagement and Communication?  - The Basics

  • Part 2: What is Community Engagement and Communication? - In Context with First Nations and Land Use Planning.

  • Part 3: Planning Process Design and Implementation – Getting Ready: Building the Engagement and Communications Strategy

  • Review and Closing


Day 2 9:00am until 4:00pm –


  • Part 4: Designing the Engagement and Communications Strategy

  • Part 5: Implementing the Engagement and Communications Strategy; Facilitation and Presentation Basics

  • Part 6: Monitoring and Evaluating the Engagement and Communications Strategy

  • Part 7: Project Group Work


Day 3 9:00am until 12:00pm –


  • Group Project Work

  • Presentation of Group Project

  • Review Feedback, Reflection and Next Steps



Spirit Ridge Vineyard & Spa

Room: Eagle Room

1200 Rancher Creek Rd

Telephone: (250) 495-5445


Haida Gwaii

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Who should attend?

We would like to invite communities who are about to launch a LUP process, or who in the early stages of carrying out a land use planning process.  One (1) representative from your community is invited to attend, and each Learning Module will be limited to 20 participants. In order for this training program to be a success, your community must be prepared to commit to sending your representative to all four (4) Learning Modules that are planned for 2016/17.


Please note that participants are expected to attend each 2.5 day session and cell phone use will only be permitted during breaks to minimize disturbance and maximize learning potential.


Due Date for Registration: May 20, 2016



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