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Community Sustainability Best Practices Templates

FORED developed the AHEAD program to support the community development aspirations of First Nations. The specific undertakings in the program commit FORED to develop communication tools that support “aboriginal community discussion guides for community meetings on sustainable development options.” Other aspects of the program make a specific commitment by FORED to “enhance the ability of First Nations to form external partnerships and encourage mentorship” by Aboriginal professionals with Aboriginal youth.

The attached information guides have been developed to meet those obligations. They are based on extensive research and interviews with a number of First Nations professionals in BC and discussions with recognized professionals in community development.

FORED developed communication Tools…to encourage "mentorship” by Aboriginal professionals with Aboriginal youth

First Choices First Nations

BC employers, post-secondary institutions & First Nations are engaged in creative programs to advance career & educational opportunities for Aboriginal youth. This publication salutes their success! We welcome your comments to admin@foredbc.org

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FORED has provided some models, articles and links to help your community implement a sustainability plan. We've also provided some original templates following our workshops with First Nations and other communities. Please explore the links below for ideas.

Cool Vancouver News
Cool Vancouver News is a newspaper about climate change for adult learners. Cool Vancouver News explains what climate change is, how climate change affects us, and how we can fight climate change in Vancouver . These best practices ideas can be adapted for any community. To download a pdf version of Cool Vancouver News, click here. Cool Vancouver News has accompanying Instructors' Notes with classroom activities and exercises for a variety of teen and adult audiences. To download the Instructors' Notes, click here.

Business Guide for First Nations Forestry - This business guide for sustainable First Nations forestry was produced in partnership with the Aboriginal Forest Industries Council and FORED BC as part of a series of provincial workshops with First Nations leaders.


Spring 2009
Carbon Proof Meetings
Hygiene: A Potential Health Risk?
Sustainable Corporations Survive
Winter 2008
A New Take on Take Out
Charging Ahead
In Case of Broken Bulb Grab Five Plastic Bags
Pumped on Air Power
Sustainability - Beyond Slogans
The 9 Lives of Cars
The Fire Culture
Spring 2007
Green City Stakes
Green Olympics
Taking the Lead
LEEDing Edge Construction
Changing Alliances
New Green Happy Face
Winter 2007
Strange Company
Corn Caper
Green Cities
Urban Sustainability
Fall 2006
Seattle takes the Lead
Chain Reaction
Native American University
Forests and Climate Change
Making Better Movies
Summer 2006
Grassroots Wisdom
Japanese Green Towns
Environmentally Friendly Healthcare
One Hundred Years In The Making
Trash Talk
Tourism and The Environment
Computer Recycling Costs
Winter 2005-2006
Cities that Lead
Environmentally Friendly Healthcare
Targeting Turkeys
Throwing in the Towel
European Environmental Education
Everybody wins
Sustainability Profiles - Fall 2005
A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a skein.
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