In 2003, CIP established the Indigenous Community Planning Committee (ICPC) in order to build capacity and support for indigenous planning and community development across Canada. ICPC promotes agency cooperation and collaboration to assist indigenous communities and groups to achieve their own aspirations for sustainable development. It welcomes the participation of indigenous communities, organizations and individuals.
The ICPC provides assistance in areas such as comprehensive community planning and development, governance, health and wellness, social development, energy and infrastructure, environment and climate change, education and learning, grants and funding, culture revitalization and international affairs and outreach.
Spirit of Change: International Aboriginal Youth Internship
This video chronicles the four months CIP’s aboriginal Canadian interns spent in Region One of Guyana in 2012. The aim of the project was to expose aboriginal Canadian youth to international development and international development work.