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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR INPUT INTO THE PROVINCIAL URBAN ABORIGINAL ACTION PLAN

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR INPUT INTO THE PROVINCIAL URBAN ABORIGINAL ACTION PLAN

November 13, 2015, Toronto, Ontario – In the Budget 2014, the Provincial Government, through the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (MAA), committed to the creation of an Urban Aboriginal Action Plan over three years. The goal of the action plan is to improve socio-economic outcomes for Aboriginal peoples living in urban communities in Ontario. Through this initiative, MAA committed to coordinate an engagement strategy in consultation with communities, municipalities and the federal government to better align programming directed towards urban Aboriginal communities.

The Aboriginal partners of the Urban Aboriginal Policy and Off-reserve Policy Engagement Table (UAPET), the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) and the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), are collaborating with MAA to implement key initiatives for the Urban Aboriginal Action Plan, including coordination of local and provincial engagement strategies.

To reach a broad stakeholder audience, an open call for submissions to urban Aboriginal communities, organisations and agencies across the province is being made to provide input and identify wise practices in the field of urban Aboriginal partnerships, networking and community development to supplement the information received so far.  These identified stakeholders in Ontario, community, agency or organisations, are invited to provide input into the development of the MAA Urban Aboriginal Action Plan which is currently being implemented over the next two years.  Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, December 15th,.

The Discussion Guide below outlines the key questions discussed at the gatherings. If you would like to provide a written submission in response to the discussion questions in the guide attached with your input, please see details below.

The Aboriginal partners of the Urban Aboriginal Policy and Off-reserve Policy Engagement Table (UAPET), the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) and the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), are collaborating with MAA to implement key initiatives for the Urban Aboriginal Action Plan, including coordination of local and provincial engagement strategies.

The MNO, the OFIFC, and ONWA have hosted or are hosting ten Local Urban Aboriginal Gatherings across the province in Ottawa, Timmins, Midland, Dryden, Fort Frances, Sault Ste. Marie, Hamilton, Kenora, Thunder Bay, and Niagara.

View list of upcoming Aboriginal Gatherings dates and locations:
www.ofifc.org/news/open-call-submissions-input-provincial-urban-aboriginal-action-plan

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal local and regional decision-makers that have an important role to play in improving the coordination of program and service delivery systems for Aboriginal people in urban communities were invited to participate, and so far, dozens of organisations have participated.

The Discussion Guide below outlines the key questions discussed at the gatherings. If you would like to provide a written submission in response to the discussion questions in the guide attached with your input, please see details below.

Please ensure the name of the community/agency/organization submitting is identified, a contact person is included and the responses are organized according to the questions in the discussion guide. Please attach the submission in a Word document or PDF and send to both ginnyg@metisnation.org and knesbeth@ofifc.org.

An email will be sent confirming receipt of your submission. A final copy of the larger consolidated report submitted to the MAA based on the ten community gatherings and feedback from this open call will be sent to all those who provided input into its development.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Ginny Gonneau
Policy Analyst, Education and Training Branch
Metis Nation of Ontario
Toll free: 1-800-263-4889
ginnyg@metisnation.org

Kimberly Nesbeth
Policy Analyst, Urban Aboriginal Issues
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centers
Toll free: 1-800-772-9291
knesbeth@ofifc.org

2015 UAORPET Discussion Guide FINAL (revised).pdf

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