Yellowknives Dene Community Readiness Plan (CRP)
Canada’s north is quickly becoming one of new frontiers for resource development in the world. Mining and oil and gas development are expanding in this region like never before. However, as beneficial as this new development can be to northern aboriginal communities, its pace is often surpassing the capacity of these communities to deal strategically with its benefits and costs. In response to this capacity gap the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) commissioned Ecolibrio in 2014 to undertake a Community Readiness Plan to build capacity to capitalize on the opportunities of current and proposed major resource development in the region as well as to mitigate the potential negative side effects of such development. The plan was completed in early 2015 and the community is beginning implementation.