Partners in Parks: Strengthening Aboriginal engagement and relationships in Parks Canada protected areas

Date: 2014

EcoPlan worked with Parks Canada to develop a resource and planning guide to help support and strengthen Aboriginal engagement in protected areas management. Designed for a range of users, it is intended to complement Parks Canada’s existing resources and to help improve and expand Aboriginal engagement activities and relationship building, support ongoing capacity building for both Parks Canada team members and Aboriginal partners, and to provide users with practical engagement tools and examples of initiating, growing and stewarding relationships with Aboriginal partners across a range of park contexts. Development of the guide involved interviews with Parks Canada staff across Canada and review with Parks Canada Aboriginal partners and other important protected area stakeholders.