WHAT’S NEEDED TO MAKE THE GATHERING PLACE HAPPEN?
FRIS has turned wide-ranging feedback into a cohesive vision for the Gathering Place, but we need continued support to get it off the ground and are seeking committed partners for the next stages in the process.
“When a child feels a sense of belonging to family, community and peers he or she is better able to deal with adversity.”
- Government of Canada report, Aboriginal Children: The healing power of cultural identity
Project development and business planning. Partners would develop a business plan that will define distinct projects and objectives, secure funding and nurture strategic partnerships.
Resources and sites. These partners would work with FRANAS to secure land, establish land assemblies and other resources.
Government relations. FRIS’s vision will require collaboration with all levels of government. Support is needed to establish relationships with government officials and staff, as well as a variety of community stakeholders.
Operations. FRIS has established a mission and vision, and needs an experienced board of directors to help guide the process. Key staff members in project management, communications, government relations, business and program development, and administration are also needed along with secure, ongoing operational funding. Click here to get involved.
FRIS is actively pursuing partnerships as it further refines the Gathering Place feasibility case study and would like to hear from those interested in contributing to the project. Please contact us for more information.