Xwísten Comprehensive Community Plan
EcoPlan worked with Xwísten to develop their first Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP). With extensive participation, this project was an opportunity to bring the community together through multiple Community Gatherings, youth workshops, dinners, and other activities. Two surveys were also used to make sure on- and off-reserve members had a chance to provide input at different stages of the project. The project provided opportunities for skills development and capacity building with the hiring of a local project coordinator, who took on increasing responsibility over the project life span. The result is a community supported plan with 50 (from very small to very large) actions to be implemented in the short, medium and long term. Each action has a mini-workplan that the manager responsible for the project can use to guide implementation. The project also includes a monitoring and evaluation component.