History Of The Community Plan 2018-11-05T10:28:18+00:00


The Six Nations Community Plan was created in 2010. Community voices were heard on a variety of occasions through questionnaires, dot-charts, speakers’ corner, in-person conversations, and focus groups. Seven priorities emerged through this engagement process which include: Mother Earth, Built Environment, Employment & Education, Economic Development, Community, Well-Being and Arts & Culture.


The Six Nations Community Plan was initially completed in 2010 and built from the voices of the community. The time has come to provide insight on the current state of the projects, priorities, and goals originally identified, as well as update the plan to include new initiatives and needs. This will ensure the Community Plan is reflective of the collective Six Nations community and clearly map out a path to the future. The Community Plan team will be completing this update in two phases as outlined below:

Goal: To provide a progress report of the existing Community Plan and build healthy working relationships with various community stakeholders.


  • Bring existing plan up to speed with projects and programs, integrating data from past community plan updates
  • Reach out to departments and organizations to coordinate meetings to provide status on projects and programs
  • Explore different format/structure options for a workable interim Community Plan
  • Encourage Community-wide use of the Community Plan

To view the Six Nations Community Plan Progress Update please click here.

Goal: To develop a comprehensive Community Plan update that reflects the community vision, develops a sustainable planning process and fosters long-lasting working relationships.


The Community Plan Team will undertake an objective engagement approach of asking:

  • Where do we want to go? (Visioning)- taking each Community Plan category and developing concise community-led vision, values and goals
  • How do we get there? (Implementation Planning)- discussions on the projects, activities and outcomes that are required to meet the goals identified for each category
  • The engagement strategy places community input at the centre of the process. We will be present at events and other activities throughout the community groups (including families) to host us to facilitate Community Plan discussions. Departments and organizations can host collaborative sessions where we can discuss vision and values within the framework of community priorities.

Beyond Phase 2 Comprehensive Update (April -March 2019), the community plan must be consistently updated on an annual basis to reflect changing needs, monitor action on the actions required to meet the vision and measure community outcomes and wellness.


The 2018 Progress Update was developed following the format of the 2010 Community Plan with several changes:

  • In the Key Activities column, activities that have been clearly accomplished are marked with a check mark. The community plan team recognized that not all projects followed the actions listed in the 2010 plan.
  • The column 2018 Progress Update describes the growth on each item and summarizes progress based on the following scale:

The main activities for this item have been accomplished!


This item is an ongoing opportunity/concern and may not be conclusively accomplished (e.g. “arena maintenance”).


This item is being addressed by organizations in the community and measurable progress is being made towards completion.


Preliminary work has been done (e.g plans, drawing, feasibility study), specific barriers may exist to progressing forward.


No specific action has been taken on this item.

  • Organizations that were part of the 2018 outreach are marked with a check mark in the Organizations Involved column, organizations not reflected in the 2010 plan are in italics.
  • The row below each item (2018 Outreach Findings) was added to share the barriers/needs & solutions/opportunities identified in the 2018 Outreach. This is an update to the Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats identified in the 2010 Community Plan.
  • The detailed Title pages from each section have been removed as many of the statistics were not current—updated versions will be included in the Phase 2 update.

To view the Six Nations Community Plan Progress Update please click here.