Garden River ERCD

Background

The Economic Resource and Community Development department is responsible for the economic prosperity, capacity, and capital development to assist in improving Garden River First Nations social well-being and economic prosperity.

meet the team

Building a Thriving Community

manager

darlene solomon

Energy advisor

kristy sayers

iset

wanita jones

education

darryl williams

business development

cheyenne Nolan

Business Coach

tia jones

The ERCD department aims to develop healthier, and more sustainable community while fostering interdepartmental support and government relations relating to political, social, and economic development.

Programs and Services within the Economic Resource and Community Development department include:

  • Economic Development
  • Capacity Development
  • Capital Development
  • Employment and Training
  • Partnership and Training
  • Energy and Solar Development
  • Utility

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

 ERCD is committed to creating a vibrant and prosperous community by maintaining and providing successful economic growth.

We aim to offer a wide range of programs and opportunities which will enable and encourage members of our first nation to take responsibility in contributing to personal and community growth. 

5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Garden River First Nation (GRFN) Economic Resources and Community Development Department (ERCD) has developed a 5-year ERCD Strategic Plan that provides an approach for developing, managing, and sustaining economical and natural resources to enhance the well-being of the GRFN community. The plan is a road map for success to be shared within the Economic Resource and Community Development department along with various other departments, and more specifically with Chief and Council and the community.

This plan will assist and support GRFN in their efforts to increase resources in the community for housing development, public services, youth programs, traditional awareness, and economic development.

Communication and coordination between departments are important factors in sustaining a trusting governing body. This plan will assist as GRFN moves towards increasing resources in the community for the development of improved processes and access to opportunities to better serve its members.

The action items in this business plan are a road map for the ERCD Department to take advantage of the resources available for the next 10 years with a long-term goal of being a self-sustaining department/corporation. The objective of the plan is to provide a detailed approach to achieve the mission of the department which states:

“The ERCD is committed to creating a vibrant and prosperous community by maintaining and providing successful economic growth. We aim to offer a wide range of programs and opportunities which will enable and encourage members of our First Nation to take responsibility in contributing to personal and community growth.”

The objective of the plan is to provide a detailed approach for the ERCD to meet the purpose of Chief and Council, which is to create a vibrant community, and become a mentoring First Nation, serving as a model for fellow First Nation communities. This in turn will contribute to the health and well-being of community members, along with creating a level of responsibility for the people of Garden River First Nation to become active in growing and sustaining a proud community.

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