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The Resource Centre (RC) is committed to assist operational communities in identifying their priorities, needs, and work planning for successful implementation of their Land Code.

Under the Training, Mentorship and Professional Development (TMPD) strategy, the RC continues to develop and deliver fundamental and technical Lands Governance training under the Framework Agreement.


RC continues to work towards providing future training and Lands Governance capacity development under the Framework Agreement. Audiences will be advised as workshops and courses become available.

  • Information Workshops – these session are intended to deliver general information and updates on specific topics that are of interest to our managers, directors and communities
  • Learning Workshops – where knowledge is directly delivered by selected experts in the subject matter field
  • Focus Groups – small targeted groups derived experienced First Nation participants that provide expertise towards a specific subject matter

Online Courses

Online Courses are short courses that have been created on topics that are informed by the key functions of a Lands Governance Director, Lands Manager or other Lands related staff operating under the Framework Agreement. These courses also have a supporting Workbook, presentation and supplemental resources that can be used in webinars, workshops and individual learning. Courses are reviewed and updated periodically as laws and other content changes come into effect. There are presently over 45 online courses available, with several additional ones in development.

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Framework Agreement
Introduction to the Framework AgreementCourse
Principles of the Framework AgreementCourse
Individual AgreementCourse
Introduction to Developmental Process
Introduction to the Developmental PhaseCourse
Implementation Document for Parts I & II of the FACourse
Community Ratification Process (CRP)
Introduction to the CRPCourse
Options for Community Approval ProcessCourse
Pre-Vote Procedures under the CRPCourse
Vote Procedures under the CRPCourse
Land Use Planning (LUP)
Introduction to PlanningCourse
LUP 101 – Introduction & ProcessCourse | Workbook
LUP 201 – Ethics & AssistanceCourse | Workbook
Cultural Heritage Resources (CHR)
Introduction to CHR governanceCourse
CHR: Traditional Information & Traditional PracticesCourse
CHR: Applicable Laws and RegulationsCourse
Developing a Regime for CHRCourse
Environmental Governance
Introduction to EnvironmentCourse
Introduction to Environmental GovernanceCourse
Environmental Management Plan PreparationCourse
Land Code Community Participation for Environmental GovernanceCourse
Operations and Maintenance of Reserve LandsCourse
Environmental Inspection and ReportingCourse
Environmental Monitoring and ReportingCourse
Environmental Protection (EP)
Introduction to Environmental ProtectionCourse
Environmental Site AssessmentCourse
Sources of Contaminants Requiring ManagementCourse
Federal – Provincial Environmental ProtectionCourse
Considerations in Developing an EP RegimeCourse
Environmental Assessment (EA)
Introduction to Environmental AssessmentCourse
Preparing to Develop an EA RegimeCourse
Creating an effective EA RegimeCourse
Federal and Provincial EA ProcessesCourse
Solid Waste Management (SWM)
SWM 101 – SWM & the Framework Agreement (FA)Course | Workbook
SWM 102 – Municipal Type Service Agreements (MTSA’s)Course | Workbook
SWM 103 – Law-Making & Enforcement under the FACourse | Workbook
Law Development
Dispute ResolutionsCourse
Law EnforcementCourse
Conducting and Managing Surveys under Land CodeCourse
Additional Learning
Introduction to CBTPD StrategyCourse
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Land Governance Manual (LGM)

The LGM is a resource tool for Operational First Nations. It provides extensive documentation, process support and guidance. It is available through an electronic App format for Lands staff to reference as required. It plays a central role in the workshops and webinars and is regularly updated and refined based on First Nation successes, challenges and needs.

Knowledge Repository

A searchable repository of examples, cases, templates, recorded webinars and other tools is available to support Operational First Nations. The ability to host online courses and sub sections of the LGM in a searchable, electronic manner is central to the design philosophy of the strategy. Our website is being implemented, along with other tools being considered, to allow for enhanced access to the repository.

Direct Community Support (1:1)

The RC staff are available to assist communities directly in identifying their priorities, needs, and work planning. If you are interested in this service, we encourage you to contact us and we can set a time to discuss your needs and work to design specific workshops to provide capacity training for your community.

For more information please contact:

Angie Derrickson, TMPD Manager

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