Lil’wat Economic Development Strategy

Date: 2010-2011

EcoPlan was engaged by the Lil’wat First Nation to create a five-year economic development strategy. Initial work included a community assessment and base-case analysis of current economic opportunities in the region, and the development of tools to engage community members in participatory planning processes. A community open house and a youth workshop allowed community members and council to value objectives and prioritize economic development actions. The prioritized actions were then organized into a comprehensive economic development strategy, with attainable targets and clear work plans that will help facilitate self-sufficiency and sustainable revenue generation for the Lil’wat people.