Planning Together for the Benefit of All
About Shared Path Consultation Initiative
We believe that planning can be a tool for supporting the creation of healthy and vibrant communities. Mutual flourishing requires understanding how the past (Canada’s history of colonialism) informs the present (planning today) and is crucial for planning a future that benefits all.
Municipalities are mandated through the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the 2020 Provincial Policy Statement, and Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario to incorporate constitutionally-protected Aboriginal and Treaty Rights into their official planning policies and processes. Indigenous communities are looking to better navigate and inform these processes and engage in proactive relationship-building with local governments.
Shared Path aims to facilitate and support Indigenous and local governments, institutions, and organizations to navigate the challenges of an emerging reconciliation landscape through research, education, and relationship-building opportunities and resources.
Shared Path is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of nine individuals who have shown exemplary leadership, service and knowledge in the areas of Indigenous consultation, land-use planning, strategic and business planning; corporate, human resources, financial, legal and risk management, and the not-for-profit sector.
Funders & Partners
Our work is generously supported through grants from the following institutional and government bodies, as well donations from the following individuals: Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the McLean Foundation, Debbie Steiss & Ron Williamson, Andrew Stewart, Peter Carruthers.
Shared Path is also fortunate to partner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, the City Institute at York University, Evergreen, the Southern First Nations Secretariat, the Urban Land Institute, Level, and others.