Governance & Corporate Development

What is Governance & Corporate Development in relation to the National Indigenous Fire Safety Council (NIFSC) Project?

Governance and corporate development efforts relate to the activities and steps that need to be followed in order to build the organization and make sure the NIFSC Project is supported and accepted by Indigenous Peoples and organizations.

A detailed Corporate Development Plan has been created to guide these efforts. This plan describes the pathway to achieve these goals over the period from June 2020-April 2022.

The specific activities underway in corporate development include:

1. Confirming a mandate for NIFSC from National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs)

2. Formalizing a governance and accountability model for NIFSC

3. Finalizing funding for this new organization that is adequate to achieve its mandate and does not compete for funding with Indigenous communities and organizations

4. Determining the footprint of the organization to balance regional support within a national organization

5. Assuring that required policy and corporate infrastructure and assets are in place for organizational integrity and excellence

6. Organizational design and development