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Beringia wins a CIP Awards for Planning Excellence

On May 28, 2015, the Canadian Institute of Planners announced the winners of the 2015 Awards and Recognition Programs and Beringia is on the list! (See the full list at www.cip-icu.ca)

Beringia and Pikangikum Health Authority have won the Award for Planning Excellence for Aboriginal Community Planning and Development for “Our Healing Journey: Pikangikum First Nation’s Comprehensive Community Health Plan“!

Pik First Nation logoAbout the Health Plan: The Pikangikum First Nation (PFN) undertook the development of a Comprehensive Community Health Plan (CCHP) as a healing journey for their community. It was based on their Community Health Needs Assessment, which was in turn built on extensive community engagement, research and analysis. The CCHP is an innovative, accessible and “implementation ready” plan which translated the PFN’s needs, strengths, and vision into tangible actions.

The jury was impressed by this vital and compelling document. It integrates the community’s emotions, values, and thoughts, and plans for action through text as well as graphics. The engagement of community members through storytelling helped in the development of pride and ownership in the CCHP as it prepared itself for the plan’s implementation. As the CCHP’s consultant, Beringia Community Planning’s role was to facilitate the community’s healing journey.

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Pikangikum Health Authority and Beringia Community Planning honoured with National Award for Innovative Aboriginal Health Planning

Pikangikum First Nation’s health planning process is an inspiring example of a community overcoming many challenges to work at healing and building a stronger future. Under the leadership of the Pikangikum Health Authority (PHA) and planning support from Beringia Community Planning Inc., Pikangikum has completed an innovative and comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) entitled “Working It Out Together: Pikangikum First Nation’s Community Health Needs Assessment”.

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) presented the Award of Planning Excellence for Aboriginal Planning and Development at its National Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick on July 10, 2014. CIP is a national planning organization representing over 7000 registered planners across Canada.

Read more about the award at NationTalk.

Read Working It Out Together on the CIP website.

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