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AZA Community Planning


Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan

Take part in planning your community! It’s your plan and your future.

This spring we started a Comprehensive Community Planning project. To be completed over the next twelve to eighteen months, the project will describe the vision for our community and establish guidelines for developing our new community land base at Partridge lake.

Click here for more information on AZA's Comprehensive Community Plan project.


The dream of the Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek is

to plan and develop a model community.




Community Planner

Job Description Summary:

The Community Planner works to lead our Comprehensive Community Planning process by coordinating planning activities and acting as a liaison with members to ensure all views and opinions are heard. The Community Planner is responsible to facilitate the planning process to ensure the development of a holistic Comprehensive Community Plan.


Community Planning Summary:

Comprehensive Community Planning looks at the big picture. It addresses all aspects of community life: governance, lands & resources, infrastructure & facilities, health, social issues, culture, the economy, and more. It looks at how to plan for development in a way that recognizes a communities’ strengths and builds on them.


The Community Planning team at AZA is working to develop Lake Nipigon Reserve by:

  • Facilitating the creation of a Comprehensive Community Plan
  • Collaborating with a number of community groups to ensure community consultation
  • Coordinating Community Planning Committee events
  • Organizing community workshops in various locations to ensure members are involved and their voice is being heard


For additional information on AZA Community Planning please contact our Community Planner, Alice Sasines .

Useful Links


CCP Handbook

Sharing the Story: Experiences in First Nations, Inuit and Northern Communities