ICCE Releases First Annual Report
Greetings Colleagues and Friends of ICCE,
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of ICCE’s first Annual Report. It covers this past exceptional year, but also the overall growth since the Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) was incorporated in November 2019.
Through the Centre, we have an extraordinary opportunity to share knowledge and best practices and to develop networks to help create the conditions for the well-being of future generations.
Our Two-Eyed Seeing approach, which respects and balances both Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge systems, will benefit the people and the life with which we share our lands for years to come.
We are proud of our accomplishments and growth. Over the past 2.5 years we have expanded our Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee, recruited a small but talented team, and developed tools to support First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities to undertake cumulative effects work in their territories.
The development of a Knowledge Centre, Guidance Documents, an interactive map of cumulative effects practitioners, virtual conferences, and our community funding program, are just a few of our accomplishments. In addition, this past year we conducted a national needs assessment that identified community capacity needs and gaps that will inform our Strategic Plan and guide our work in the coming years.
I am truly proud of the work our small team has accomplished.
Our vision is that all Indigenous people have the capacity the require and the ability to assess, monitor and manage the cumulative effects occurring on their lands, waters and communities. We are excited for the future as we continue to share knowledge to empower community-based approaches to culturally relevant cumulative effects assessment, monitoring and management to support Indigenous well-being and decision-making.
I would like to say Chi Miigwetch to our Board of Directors, Technical Advisory Committee and partners for their ongoing support, knowledge and guidance.
In good spirit,
ICCE Executive Director