Strategic Plan

This is the first First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) five-year strategic plan. It is another milestone for our young organization as we move forward as a First Nation member-led and owned not-for-profit society.


In the fall of 2021, FNMPC released its 5-year Strategic Plan covering the period from 2022 to 2027. This long-term plan was developed through engagement with membership to ensure the needs of FNMPC members continue to be reflected accurately in the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives.

This plan acts as a “road-map” for the direction of the organization over this period. As our membership continues to grow, so does the demand on our services. This plan is a guiding document that will help ensure FNMPC keeps pace to meet the expectations and needs of our membership.

Our Goals

At a high level, the seven broad goal areas for the FNMPC over the next 5 years from 2022-2027 include:

Goal 1


What we’re working towards…

  • FNMPC members are engaged and fully utilizing the tools they need to make informed decisions about project opportunities.
  • FNMPC members have leveled the capacity gap between them, corporate Canada, and governments.
  • FNMPC members are strengthening our economies and raising our standard of living by actively participating as partners in the development of our territories.
Goal 2

Achieving Funding Stability

What we’re working towards…

  • Secure long-term funding that will support the operations and service delivery of the FNMPC.
  • Diversified funding sources that solidify the FNMPC as a strong, stable, and self-sustaining organization.
Goal 3

Expanding Service Offerings

What we’re working towards….

  • Advance continued support to advancing land and resource planning activities as a core service that FNMPC offers.
  • Grow capacity support to assist FNMPC members with separating their business structures from their political structures.
  • Develop tools and strategies to support increased involvement by our members in contracting and procurement opportunities.
Goal 4

Addressing Our Internal Capacity

What we’re working towards…

  • Evolve the FNMPC’s governance structure to suit our growing needs.
  • Strengthen internal human resource and financial capacity of the FNMPC.
  • Developing our core team and building our internal capacity.
  • Attract youth to participate in the FNMPC.
  • Strengthen internal policy framework.
  • Ensure FNMPC is digitally equipped to serve our members into the future.
Goal 5

Advancing Projects and Influencing Public Policy

What we’re working towards…

  • Advance indigenous policy ideas to improve access to capital.
  • Strengthen environmental assessment approaches to incorporate indigenous voices.
  • Support members to participate in major resource projects proposed for their territories.
  • Engage with the finance sector and governments to ensure ESG standards are inclusive of indigenous interests.
  • Collaborate with government concerning the implementation of UNDRIP.
Goal 6


What we’re working towards…

  • Create opportunities to bring together indigenous groups, government and the private sector.
  • Share models for collaboration on major resource projects.
Goal 7


What we’re working towards…

  • Respect appropriate local indigenous cultural protocols.
    Incorporate indigenous cultural protocols into development of major resource projects.
  • Provide opportunities for private sector to learn about who our members are culturally.