Cultural planning is a place-based approach to planning and development.
It is a process for identifying and leveraging a community's cultural resources, strengthening the management of those resources, and integrating those resources across all facets of local planning and decision making.
It takes into account how culture supports four essential pillars of sustainability:
It is led by the group in charge of local planning decisions. This means that the municipality leads municipal cultural planning, while the Aboriginal governing authority leads Aboriginal cultural planning. Broad community engagement and endorsement is key to its success.
Contact your regional advisor and let us know what your community is doing.
To get the process of cultural planning started, this ministry and its partners: