Tools for Governance

Practical tools are available to organizations seeking to improve their internal governance processes.

Governance Tools for Communities

Resources for communities include self-assessment tools which can be used to set priorities for organizational capacity development, guidebooks, and examples of policies used in First Nations communities. Tools known to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada are organized according to ten practical functions of core governance.

For more information, consult the Governance Capacity Planning Tool

Governance Tools for Institutions

Resources are also available for larger organizations, such as First Nations institutions and crown corporations. Many of these resources are based on models of governance used in the Canadian federal government.

Governance Reference Documents

Many organizations, such as the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, continue to develop materials which are useful for strengthening core governance. Many make these available through their websites.